The $195 million casino in Tulsa, Okla. showcases 300,000 square feet of gaming space with 2,745 electronic machines, 24 table games and 15 poker tables
At the stroke of midnight on
Tuesday, March 31, Creek Nation Casino – Tulsa
will close its doors and just hours later the new River Spirit Casino will be
unveiled to the public, Director of Marketing Jennifer Cross announced.
excited to bring this one-of-kind gaming, entertainment and dining experience
to Tulsa and
the surrounding areas,” said Cross. “River Spirit Casino truly rivals many of
the casinos on the strip in Vegas.”
local dignitaries will commence the occasion at 9:00 am on March 31 with a
blessing conducted by Amos McNac and flute music provided by Scott Harjo.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Representative Cherrah Quiett will
deliver the invocation.
representative from Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor’s office will read the
proclamation exclaiming March 31 to be “River Spirit Day.”
the ceremony will include: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief A.D. Ellis;
Thomas Yahola, Speaker of the House; Mike Flud, Chief of Staff; Ernie Stevens,
Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association; Mike Neal, president and
CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber; and Mel Thomas, General Manager of River Spirit
will conclude with the traditional cutting of the ribbon, and River Spirit
Casino will officially welcome the public at 10:00 am.
1,000 patrons who present their new Infinity Players Club card on March 31 will
receive a River Spirit Casino commemorative Opening Day poker chip.
grand opening festivities are scheduled for the weekend of May 1, 2009, a
three-day-long celebration including entertainment by Blues Traveler and a 2010
Chevrolet Camaro giveaway.
Casino, Tulsa’s $195 million casino project at
81st & Riverside, showcases
300,000 square feet of gaming space and is one of the largest gaming floors in Oklahoma. With 2,745
high-tech electronic machines, 24 table games and 15 poker tables, River Spirit
Casino offers the most current technology and latest games available. The
facility features four world-class food and beverage venues including the
largest casino buffet in Oklahoma,
a fine dining establishment, a 24-hour café and state-of-the-art sports bar.
Another exciting feature is the one-of-a-kind circular lounge, which provides
FREE live entertainment six nights a week. River Spirit Casino also offers a
prestigious High Stakes Lounge, Players Club, Gift Shop, exciting promotions
and events, huge cash payouts and excellent customer service.
As an active
community partner, River Spirit Casino provides a positive economic impact for
Tulsa and surrounding towns, adding 650 new jobs to the city for a total of
1,300 employees. Proceeds for gaming operations help to fund a variety of
Muscogee (Creek) Nation service programs such as housing, education, elderly
assistance and healthcare.
River Spirit Casino to open March 31
March 27, 2009