The Osage Nation has confirmed an opening date of October 4 for its new Osage Casino in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
It will include a 47-room hotel, 3,675 square feet of meeting space, and 250 electronic gaming machines.
Osage Casinos CEO Kimberly Pearson said: “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.”
“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,” Pearson added. “We’re honored to be a part of the momentum taking place in our Nation’s capital.”
The Osage Nation began construction on the casino-hotel project in June 2021 although it has been delayed due to problems with the supply chain and rising costs.
It replaces the existing Osage Casino Pawhuska, which opened in 2003 just across State Highway 60 from the new entertainment hub, and will include a fitness center and a pool and hot tub area. The old casino has been in operation for 20 years. The new venue will have 75 slots more than its predecessor.
Osage Casino in Pawhuska is one of seven Osage Casinos owned and operated by the Osage Nation. The other six are in the Oklahoma cities of Bartlesville, Hominy, Ponca City, Sand Springs, Skiatook and Tulsa.