Tribal Organization: Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma
12875 North Highway 77
Newkirk, OK 74647
7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel opened in March 2008. It is located south of the Kansas/Oklahoma border in Newkirk, OK. This is 30 minutes north of Ponca City. The casino and hotel are owned by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe.
In 2018 the 7 Clans First Council Casino expanded its hotel with construction of a second hotel tower. It also added an indoor water park that opened in February 2019. The hotel tower is named The Oceanside Hotel. It has 60 rooms and is located next to the water park.
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This indoor water park is open 11 am to 8 pm everyday for the exclusive use of hotel guests.
The water park is 20,000 square feet with a lazy river, a pool for teenagers, a pool for children, and three large slides.
Teh hotel has two towers one named The Beachfront Hotel and the other The Oceanside Hotel. The total guest rooms are 146. Waterpark passes are included with all hotel rooms.
THE BEACHFRONT HOTEL
This hotel tower is located closer to the entrance of the casino and offers 86 rooms.
THE OCEANSIDE HOTEL
This hotel tower was built in 2018 and is located next to the Waterpark. It offers 60 family-friendly suites.
January 30, 2019
After a year-long construction project, the First Council Casino is opening its new Waterpark, an indoor water park for the exclusive use of hotel guests.
The 20,000-square-foot water park includes three large slides, a pool for teenagers, a pool for children and a lazy river. The hours are 11:00 am till 8:00 pm everyday all year.
Waterpark passes are free to all hotel guests that stay at either The Oceanside Hotel or The Beachfront Hotel. The Oceanside Hotel has family-friendly suites and is adjacent to the Waterpark.
The Otoe-Missouria tribe striving to be a top entertainment destination in North Central Oklahoma and will plan to bring more things to do for their casino guests and families.
January 30, 2018
The Otoe-Missouria tribe is proud to announce the latest expansion of the 7Clans First Council Hotel and Casino property north of Newkirk, Oklahoma. The tribe has broken ground today on a project that will create a year-round destination for family entertainment.
Included in the expansion are:
- A 30,000 square foot water park which includes four large thrill rides, a children's pool with additional slides, a separate teenage pool, and a lazy river.
- 60 additional suite-style rooms, including many with bunk beds, to bring the hotel capacity to 146 rooms.
- A second-floor arcade adjoining the hotel expansion and water park.
- Food and Beverage service for the water park, two additional meeting rooms plus a substantial addition of gaming space.
The project is scheduled to be completed and open for business in late December 2018 and will bring approximately 70 new jobs to the area.
Otoe-Missouria Chairman John R. Shotton says this is just the latest development that the tribe has created to continue on a path of economic sovereignty.
"The Otoe-Missouria tribe is excited to break ground on the 7Clans First Council Hotel expansion and indoor waterpark," Shotton says. "This project is next phase in our plan to be the top entertainment destination in North Central Oklahoma. Building upon our outstanding gaming and hotel facilities as well as our unique concert venue, we look forward to offering even more entertainment options to our patrons and their families. The expansion will provide a family entertainment experience unlike any other in our region."
7Clans Casino CEO Bruce Barnett believes the water park creates a unique opportunity for 7Clans First Council Casino and Hotel.
"Having the indoor water park adds year-round entertainment value for the entire family and will be a differentiator for our property," Barnett says.
John Lyden began serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Otoe-Missouria Development Authority this past July. Mr. Lyden brings years of insight and acumen with him from his previous post with Great Wolf Lodge Resorts. Jim Grant serves as the properties General Manager.Source: firstcouncilcasinohotel.com