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PONCA CITY – Osage Casino announced today the opening of its newest upscale Osage Casino and Hotel in Ponca City. The 89,817-square-foot facility is designed by Marnell Architecture, the firm that designed the Rio Hotel and Casino and The Bellagio.

The property consists of new casino floor space and offers six table games, more than 345 electronic games, a restaurant, bar and multi-purpose event center. The casino was built by Osage Manhattan Builders, a majority 51 percent Osage-owned company that provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services.

The opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and words from Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle, Osage Casino CEO Neil Cornelius, Osage Nation Congress Speaker Raymond Red Corn, Osage Casino COO Joe Olujic, Ponca City Mayor Homer Nicholson and Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Natalie Fraser.

“The opening of Osage Casino – Ponca City is truly a milestone for the Osage Nation,” said Red Eagle. “Not only does it impact the nation, it positively impacts the Ponca City community and surrounding areas. This ribbon cutting ceremony is a way to celebrate a great venue.”

The casino’s multi-purpose event center can be broken down into three separate rooms and will be available to businesses, private parties and conferences. The entire casino features a redesigned interior with bright lights and colorful décor along with new signage, landscaping and stone exterior.

“The Ponca City Hotel and Casino is an exciting new venture for Osage Casino,” said Cornelius. “We are excited about the high-quality facility we will be opening in Ponca City and proud of the products and services we plan to provide our guests.”

“This casino offers a great opportunity for economic growth in the Ponca City area,” Nicholson said. “We are excited to see the jobs it has brought to our community and hopeful it will attract other businesses.”

The two-story, full-service hotel has 48 guest rooms including two suites, a fitness center, lounge, outdoor pool and spa and feature a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week “OC” convenience store with eight fueling stations.

Osage Casino – Ponca City is one of seven casinos owned and operated by the Osage Nation.

About Osage Casino: Osage Casino is owned by the Osage Nation and has casinos in Hominy, Pawhuska, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Bartlesville, Skiatook and Ponca City. Revenues from Osage Nation casinos are used to fund tribal government or programs, provide for the general welfare of the tribe and its members, promote tribal economic development and support charitable organizations.

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