Casino opens its doors

Ponca City Now - December 20, 2013 6:33 am

The building is up, the games are in place and the employees are trained.

The new Osage Casino opens in Ponca City on Monday.

There will be a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., open to anyone over 18, to officially open the doors of the casino.

Mayor Homer Nicholson will be at the ribbon cutting and is excited to welcome them to town.

“I think it’s very nice of them to have a ribbon cutting and a grand opening as a means to announce to the community that they are here, and that they have invested in a community,” Nicholson said.

The mayor said this is a show of confidence and support not only for Ponca City, but Kay county.

The casino will be 90,000 square feet with many amenities.

It will feature a 48-room hotel, 345 state-of-the-art electronic games, full-service restaurant and bar and table games.

Mayor Nicholson also points out another much needed feature in Ponca City.

“It’s going to be a great entertainment venue," Nicholson said. "They have an event center, as well as the casino and the hotel, and I think they are looking to expand into some other areas of business also, so I think it’s going to be a great addition to the area.”

The casino adds to the 12 tourism destinations Ponca City already has.

The new building is located next to the old one off US-60.


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