Osage Casino

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Osage Nation operates seven casinos in Oklahoma. The 25th largest tribe in the United States, it is located in Osage County, Oklahoma, the third largest county in the USA and larger than the U.S. states of Delaware or Rhode Island.[1]

History[edit]

Osage Million Dollar Elm was the previous name of the casinos until 2011.[2] This was based on the first mineral auctions conducted for the Osage Tribe in 1922 beneath the "Million Dollar Elm" tree, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, where more than $1 million of Osage oil leases were auctioned. The "Million Dollar Elm" name was originated by reporters and magazine writers dramatizing the events when founders of the world’s greatest oil companies--Frank Phillips and E.W. Marland—came in person to bid on oil and natural gas.[3]

Casinos[edit]

Osage Casino-Hominy[edit]

Osage Casino, Hominy, located four miles north of Hominy, Oklahoma, originally opened in 2001 under Osage Nation Gaming. The casino was remodeled and expanded in 2005 to allow for additional electronic gaming devices as well as table games.

Osage Casino-Pawhuska[edit]

Osage Casino, Pawhuska, located at 15th Street and Highway 99 east of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, began operation in June 2003.

Osage Casino-Sand Springs[edit]

Osage Casino-Sand Springs reopened in June 2012 with a total renovation to improve air quality, gaming and comfort for guests.[4] Opened in July 2004, the 25,000-square-foot casino offers guests more than 600 state-of-the-art electronic gaming devices, a Player’s Club, food court, bar and lounge, gift shop and parking for 500 vehicles. The casino is located off exit 129th Street, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, 1.5 miles north of Highway 51/64 northwest of Sand Springs.

Osage Casino-Tulsa[edit]

Osage Casino-Tulsa is the nearest gaming and entertainment venue to downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.[5]

Osage Casino-Bartlesville[edit]

Osage Casino, Bartlesville, located five miles west of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, off County Road 2145, opened in March 2007.[6]

Osage Casino Hotel-Skiatook[edit]

Osage Casinos held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 26, 2012, to build a 33-room hotel, conference center, convenience store and new 78,000 square-foot casino.[7] Osage Casino Hotel, Skiatook, Oklahoma, 5591 West Rogers Boulevard, opened Dec. 9, 2013.[8]

Osage Casino Hotel-Ponca City[edit]

Osage Casino Hotel, Ponca City, Oklahoma, officially reopened Dec. 23, 2013, with a new gaming floor, hotel, restaurant and convenience store. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The casino is the nearest gaming to Ponca City, located off Highway 60.[9]

Osage Casino Hotel-Ponca City
Location Ponca City, Oklahoma
Address 64464 State Hwy 60, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74604
Opening date 2007
Number of rooms 48
Total gaming space 8,620 sq ft (801 m2)
Notable restaurants Salted Fork
Casino type Land-based
Owner Osage Nation
Architect Marnell
Previous names Osage Casino
Renovated in 877-246-8777
Website http://www.osagecasinos.com

Osage Casino is a Native American casino in Ponca City, Oklahoma owned and operated by the Osage Nation. Originally opened Dec. 23, 2013, the facility features 345 gaming machines.[10]

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