In Oklahoma, the federally-recognized Osage Nation reportedly opened the $150 million expansion of its Osage Casino Tulsa venue earlier today complete with an enlarged around-the-clock gaming floor that now encompasses approximately 1,000 slots.
Casino with an in-house brewery:
According to a Wednesday report from local television broadcaster KOTV, the expanded Osage County property, which is operated by the tribe’s Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise Board vehicle, also now offers a 141-room hotel and a 4,000 sq ft brewery featuring beers brewed in-house by Texas firm, Nine Band Brewing Company, via a 20-barrel Prospero system.
The nearly 70,000 sq ft gaming floor inside the north Tulsa property now additionally features 39 high-limit machines and 20 table games in addition to five poker tables with the tribe intending to use any revenues to fund its range of healthcare, cultural and educational programs.
Lounge by the pool:
Ten years in the making, the extension has transformed the Osage Casino Tulsa into a resort-style property that now has a 120,000-gallon pool that can comfortably accommodate up to 240 people.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, the expanded venue furthermore features a 15-chair tanning ledge, a pool-side bar and a fire pit as well as a 6,000 sq ft outdoor entertainments area with a 15-person hot tub.
The newspaper reported that Osage Nation is responsible for six other casinos in Oklahoma encompassing the Osage Casino Bartlesville, Osage Casino Hominy, Osage Casino Pawhuska, Osage Casino Ponca City, Osage Casino Sand Springs and Osage Casino Skiatook properties. The Tulsa property is now the tribe’s largest facility and it is thought that the enterprise will contribute about $32 million a year to the local economy via wages and salaries.