Cherokee casinos offer their own special amenities

BY KENLEA HENSON
Former Reporter
06/05/2018 04:00 PM
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Cherokee Casino Ramona offers guests nearly 500 electronic gaming machines to play, and its Ramona Grill serves foods from specialty burgers to homemade Indian tacos. It’s at 31501 U.S. Highway 75. COURTESY
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Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville, located at 1506 N. Highway 169, has The Bar and Grill, which is open daily and includes a large cocktail and beer menu as well as appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. COURTESY
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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers many amenities, including a luxury spa. It’s located at 777 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa. COURTESY
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Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs’ 55,245-square-foot complex is one of two racinos in Oklahoma and offers gaming, live music, dining and more. It’s located at 20900 S. 4200 Road in Claremore. COURTESY
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Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs has a hotel, live entertainment, fine and casual dinning and full-service bars. Inside the more-than-369,000-square-foot facility, there are 1,475 electronic games, 18 table games and an eight-table poker room. It’s at 2416 Highway 412. COURTESY
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Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson features more than 29,000 square feet of gaming, dining and entertainment space. The Three Rivers Tavern is a full-menu restaurant offering live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from the over-the-bar stage. The casino is at 107 N. Georgetown Road. COURTESY
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The Cherokee Casino Tahlequah features more than 400 electronic games, and its River City Café is open seven days a week and features a menu from appetizers to homemade desserts as well as homemade fry bread and golden-brown fried catfish and hushpuppies. It’s at 16489 Highway 62. COURTESY
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Within minutes from Fort Smith, Arkansas, the Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland sits along Highway 64. Choose from 120 non-smoking hotel rooms, including 12 suites, and enjoy a dip in the specially designed pool and hot tub. The 323,210-square-foot facility is at 205 Cherokee Blvd. COURTESY
CATOOSA – From electronic games and card tables to live entertainment and dining, Cherokee Nation Entertainment offers 10 casinos in northeast Oklahoma that offer their own special mixture of fun.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

From its modern hotel to the gaming floor, this 1.3 million-square-foot resort offers guests rock star treatment. Guests can play more than 2,300 electronic games, 34 table games and 14 poker tables while being surrounded by some of the world’s greatest rock memorabilia. The facility also has it 51-TV sports bar, Cherokee Hills Golf Course, as well as the musical venues Riffs, Center Bar and The Joint – a 2,500-seat theater. Guests can choose from eight dinning options from dine-in establishments such as Tobey Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and McGill’s on 19 to grab-and-go options such as Slice and Flip Side. The hotel, rated No.2 on the 2018 Best Tulsa Hotels list, features 454 rooms and suites with modern amenities. In addition, the resort features a luxury spa, two swimming pools and more than 75,000 square feet of convention space and meeting rooms. It’s located at 777 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa.

Cherokee Casino Ramona

Cherokee Casino Ramona offers guests nearly 500 electronic gaming machines to play, and its Ramona Grill serves foods from specialty burgers to homemade Indian tacos. For guests on the go, The Ramona Grill also offers a “grab n’ go” option that includes fruit cups, salads and sandwiches. For a cocktail or brew, The Watering Hole features a drink menu and offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The 31,974-square-foot property is at 31501 U.S. Highway 75.

Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville

Located along the Oklahoma-Kansas line, this property features a spacious gaming floor and a full-service bar and grill. Along with 300 electronic games, it has The Bar and Grill, which is open daily and includes a large cocktail and beer menu as well as appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. The 17,000-square-foot casino is at 1506 N. Highway 169.

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

Located in Claremore, Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs’ 55,245-square-foot complex is one of two racinos in Oklahoma and offers live music, dining and more. With live horse racing in the spring and fall, it features a 60,000-square-foot covered/open-aired grandstand with 2,700 seats and a 1-mile racetrack. It also offers 100 simulcast TVs that broadcast live horse racing daily as well as an on-site wagering kiosks for off-track betting. More than 200 electronic gaming machines make up the casino floor. The Dog Iron Grill features home-style cooking daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers a late night menu on Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m. For additional entertainment, step onto the Dog Iron Saloon’s dance floor and enjoy live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The property also offers a campground with 400 RV pads, full hook-ups, 24-hour security, restrooms and shower facilities, dog park, chapel, barbeque grills and picnic tables, playground and a horseshoe pit, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. It also has 30,000 square feet of convention space, stall rental and overnight horse accommodations. It’s located at 20900 S. 4200 Road.

Cherokee Casino Grove

Cherokee Casino Grove sits moments away from Grand Lake, just north of Grove. Guests can step into the 39,000-square-foot casino that has nearly 400 electronic games. Its Grove Springs Restaurant offers a full menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts and is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The 1897 Bar is a full-service bar that features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. The casino is at 24979 U.S. Highway 59.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs

As the closest casino to northwest Arkansas, Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs has a hotel, live entertainment, fine and casual dinning and full-service bars. Inside the more-than-369,000-square-foot facility, there are 1,475 electronic games, 18 table games and an eight-table poker room. The casino also has a simulcast room designated for off-track horse betting. The three dining options are The River Cane Buffet, The River Cane Café and Flint Creek – a steak house. Also, inside The River Cane Buffet entrance is Sweet Treats, a bakery offering fresh made-to-order pastries, cookies, cakes, pies and more. Drinks are served at Flint Creek Bar, East Bar and SEVEN – a 240-seat venue featuring the area’s largest dance floor and local and nationally renowned entertainers three nights a week. The hotel has 140 rooms, including seven suites. The property also has 14,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. It’s located at 2416 Highway 412.

Cherokee Casino Tahlequah

The Cherokee Casino Tahlequah has Cherokee artworks surrounding its inside as well as a gaming floor featuring more than 400 electronic games. Its River City Café is open seven days a week and features a menu from appetizers to homemade desserts as well as homemade fry bread and golden-brown fried catfish and hushpuppies. The Cherokee Springs Golf Course is close to the casino with an 18-hole golf course. However, the casino will soon be moving in 2019. Construction is underway for a new 92,000-square-foot casino at Cherokee Springs Plaza. That facility will feature 525 electronic games, 144-seat restaurant, grab-and-go café, live music venue, full-service bar and complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, as well as 33,000 square feet of convention and meeting space. The current casino is at 16489 Highway 62.

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson features more than 29,000 square feet of gaming, dining and entertainment space. Its gaming options consist of nearly 500 electronic machines with weekly and monthly promotions. The Three Rivers Tavern is a full-menu restaurant offering all-American favorites from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It also offers an extensive drink menu with monthly drink specials and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from the over-the-bar stage. The casino is at 107 N. Georgetown Road.

Cherokee Casino Sallisaw

The 27,500-square-foot casino features live entertainment and a dining venue. Gaming options include 255 electronic games and a private simulcast room for off-track horse betting. The Back 40 Bar and Grill serves food and drinks and has an 80-seat venue and stage for live entertainment three nights a week, as well as a dance floor. The casino is at 1621 W. Ruth St.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland

Within minutes from Fort Smith, Arkansas, the Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland sits along Highway 64. Choose from 120 non-smoking hotel rooms, including 12 suites, and enjoy a dip in the specially designed pool and hot tub. The casino floor has more than 900 electronic games and nine table games. For more entertainment, grab a cocktail at the Lee Creek Tavern and enjoy live music, which is performed every Friday and Saturday night. The tavern is open until 2 a.m. seven days a week. There are two eatery options also, The Buffet and a grab-and-go café. The Buffet features a Las Vegas-style buffet and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The grab-and-go counter is open 24 hours a day and offers quick meals and Starbucks coffee. The property also features more than 6,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space with onsite catering services and one-on-one planning assistance, as well as audio and visual equipment. Located adjacent to the casino and hotel is the Cherokee Travel Plaza and Gaming Parlor, which has a filling station, Subway, hot food bar, clean restrooms and showers, laundry area, ATM, merchandise, free Wi-Fi and 65 electronic games. The 323,210-square-foot facility is at 205 Cherokee Blvd.

For more information, visit www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or www.cherokeecasino.com.

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