Tribal Organization: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Springs Plaza
US Hwy 62
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
This new Cherokee Casino opened April 30, 2019 replacing the original casino at 16489 Highway 62, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464.
The Cherokee Nation opened its new casino in Tahlequah replacing the existing Tahlequah casino. Tahlequah is the historic capital of the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC is the gaming, entertainment and retail business of the Cherokee Nation. The company owns and operate nine casinos and a horse racetrack. In addition their Tahlequah casino, their gaming locations include:
The new Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah totals 92,000 square feet. This provides increased space for gaming, a second dining venue, live entertainment and a new convention center.
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White Wolf Steakhouse - fine dining
Open weekdays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fri & Sat 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Telephone (918) 207-3548
River City Cafe - casual dining
Open weekdays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Telephone (918) 207-3600
Ancient Oak Tavern - includes stage with live entertainment
The main ballroom has 16,500 square feet with banquet space for 1,000 guests.
Six meeting rooms vary in size from 1,800 to 4,530 square feet and offer banquet space for 70 to 250 guests.
Total is 33,000 square feet.
A Tru by Hilton hotel will be built in the Cherokee Springs Plaza near the casino
The new Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah officially opened its doors at 10:00AM April 30, 2019.
This casino is located in the Cherokee Springs Plaza on U.S. 62 south of Tahlequah, and replaces the original Tahlequah casino located 5 minutes southwest on U.S. 62.
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Cherokee Casino Tahlequah has 96,000-square-feet with 500 gaming machines, two restaurants, the Ancient Oak Tavern with live on-stage entertainment, and a convention center that can accommodate 1,000 people.
Cherokee Casino Tahlequah has two dining venues. The new White Wolf Steakhouse is fine dining restaurant with a gourmet cuisine. The River City Cafe was transferred from the old casino and offers casual dining.
Two more features added to the new casino are the Ancient Oak Tavern with its stage for live entertainment and the new convention center with a capacity for 1,000 guests.
March 26, 2018
A celebration for the ground breaking of the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah is being planned. It will be held at 1 PM on March 26, 2018. It is being hosted by the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Springs Plaza is the location for the new casino. The project will add more dining and entertainment to the area. As well as bring options for conventions and meetings.
When completed the new Cherokee Casino will operate a total of 525 electronic games. The total size of the casino will be 92,000 square feet. There will be a venue that will offer live music entertainment. Beverage stations will offer complimentary non-alcoholic drinks for guests. A cafe will offer grab and go style of food. There will also be a sit down restaurant. As well as a full service bar.
There will also be space for meetings and conventions. The size of that space will be over 33,000 large square feet.
The Cherokee Nation is the owner of the company, Cherokee Nation Entertainment. The company is the only owner of the casino. There are nine Cherokee Casinos. The company also operates Tulsa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It also owns retail, tourism, and hospitality businesses for the tribe.
Located a few miles south of Tahlequah is the current Cherokee Casino Tahlequah. The new casino will replace the current location.
The state of Oklahoma has received an economic impact of $2.03 billion due to the tribe's different businesses. There are over 11,000 people currently employed by the Cherokee Nation.