The Pawhuska Osage Casino & Hotel project has left construction delays behind and is ready to launch. The property was previously scheduled for completion in fall 2022 and is now expected to open its doors to guests on October 5, 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new entertainment hub’s official launch will reportedly be preceded by an exclusive preview arranged for members of the Osage tribe on October 4.

Opening date Confirmed:

The opening of the tribal casino facility was announced by the resort operator Osage Casinos on August 31 when the opening date was definitely confirmed by the casino management. According to Osage News, this is in line with the earlier announcements of the casino officials who projected the opening date at a time slot within the current year. These projections may have been based on the fact that the building equipment supply chain had been restored for both Pawhuska and Bartlesville gaming facilities.

“This property has been a long time coming. We’re so proud to share this beautiful facility with the Pawhuska community and our Nation, and it’s amazing to see all the hard work come to fruition,” Osage Casinos CEO Kimberly Pearson reportedly stated.

Located In Heart Of Osage Nation

The newly built facility is located in the vicinity of downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma, at 1421 John Dahl Ave. Its planned October 5 opening marks the completion of the casino development project launched on June 15, 2023, when ON government and Gaming Enterprise broke ground for both the Pawhuska and Bartlesville gaming properties. As reported by Osake News, Bartlesville casino opening date is yet to be announced.

Hosting Popular Movie Presentation on October 20:

The announced opening of the Osage Casino & Hotel has additionally been adjusted to reportedly host the presentation of the Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” movie hit on October 20. According to the source, Pearson saw the movie presentation at the United Osages of Southern California gathering in April and arranged one for the resort on October 20. She reportedly expects an increased interest in the region and the increased flow into the resort settled in the heart of the Osake Nation, as Osage News reports.

Pawhuska Keeps the Momentum:

The new Pawhuska facility will reportedly stand at 87,808 square feet to include over 3,000 square feet of event space and a gaming floor with around 250 gaming machines, as well as dining and leisure facilities, and a the new 47-room hotel offering a range of amenities. The property will reportedly employ more than 100 people. Once the new property is officially launched on October 5, the existing Pawhuska Village casino property will reportedly close after 20 years of operation. However, the legacy seems transferred.

Pearson reportedly commented: “At the heart of Osage Casinos is a dedication to supporting our Nation. As Pawhuska continues to expand, this new property is our chance to give back to our people and showcase Osage culture. We’re honored to be a part of the momentum taking place in our Nation’s capital.”