Cherokee Casino Tahlequah celebrates grand opening of new location at Cherokee Springs Plaza

May 13, 2019

New casino brings entertainment, dining and convention opportunities to the area

Ribbon cutting for new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah

Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1 p.m.

3307 S. Seven Clans Ave., Tahlequah, OK

Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
S. Joe Crittenden, Deputy Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Shawn Slaton, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses
Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors
Sue Catron, Mayor of Tahlequah

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and the Tahlequah community are celebrating the opening of the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. A ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The tribe broke ground on the 92,000-square-foot gaming destination in March 2018.

Located at Cherokee Springs Plaza, the new casino is nearly five times the size of the previous facility and brings new entertainment, dining and convention opportunities to the Tahlequah area.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the wholly owned gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. The company currently operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa; nine Cherokee Casinos, including a horse racing track; three hotels; three golf courses; and other retail operations.

The tribe and its businesses currently employ more than 11,000 people and have a $2.03 billion economic impact on the state of Oklahoma.

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