After a soft opening on February 16th, the new Cherokee Casino in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma is expected to commemorate their official opening today with a visit by Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker and other tribal leaders according to a report on Public Radio Tulsa.
The casino is operated by Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC a wholly owned Tribal company of the Cherokee Nation and offers 24 hour gaming with about 300 electronic machines.
The facility was built for about $10 million. The tribe broke ground for the casino in August. In addition to casino gaming there is also a dining venue serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with beer, wine, and cocktail options.
The Cherokee Nation owns and operates 9 casinos in the state not counting smoke shops with slot machines. Their largest venture is Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Cherokee Casino – South Coffeyville is located off Highway 169 in South Coffeyville near the town’s border with Coffeyville, Kansas.