Nation | Tribe: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
777 West Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the premier casino property of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. There are Cherokee Casinos in Fort Gibson, Grove, Roland, Sallisaw, South Coffeyville, Tahlequah, Ramona and West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located at I-44 and 193rd East Ave. (Exit 240) about 15 minutes east of downtown Tulsa.
The casino opened in August 2009. It was formerly the Cherokee Casino Resort. In September 2012 Hard Rock Tulsa was awarded "Tribal Destination of the Year" by the American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association.
Since that time there has been several major construction projects to enhance the features and amenties for visitors and guests. Two new hotel towers and a non-smoking gaming area were added in 2013.
Other additions were Hard Rock Live (formerly The Joint: Tulsa) 2,700-seat concert venue, a food court and a 23,000 square-foot convention center. A aluxury spa and an adults-only swimming pool were added in 2017.
In early 2019 Hard Rock Tulsa added 65,000 square feet to its casino. The two-level addition features 450 new slot machines, the Track 5 dance hall and a new poker room.
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Open 24 hours daily
Approx. 147,000 square-foot casino floor
Must be 21 with valid ID to enter casino
Main Floor Gaming
Non-smoking Area - located in lower floor of 10-story tower
500 gaming machines
15 table games
Buffet - Mexican, Asian, BBQ, Italian and American.
Hwy 66 Diner - Open 24/7. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
McGill's on 19 - located on top of the Hard Rock Hotel
Champion Grill - located in clubhouse overlooking golf course
Toby Keith's I Love this Bar & Grill (Closed July 23, 2020)
Perfect Cup - StarBucks Coffee
Food Court - located on lower floor of 10-story tower
Flipside (American grill)
Hard Rock Live - 45,000 sq-ft entertainment venue with amphitheater seating (formerly The Joint: Tulsa)
Track 5 - 1,200-square-foot, wooden dance floor
The Hard Rock Hotel has 3 towers with a total of 454 guest rooms and suites.
All hotel rooms and suites are non-smoking.
The newest tower is a $52 million eight-story, all-suite tower with 100 suites. This tower also added 45,000 square feet of gambling space and 10,000 square feet of entertainment and dining space.
Located at Interstate 44 and 193rd East Avenue, exit 240. 15 minutes east of downtown Tulsa.
July 31, 2021
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has added an iconic Gibson guitar as a new landmark near Route 66. The 65-foot guitar is a replica of Gibson's Les Paul model of the 1950s rendered with the Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The guitar will feature light and music shows that light up the night sky east of Tulsa.
The 65-foot guitar was unveiled Tuesday evening in an event that coincides with Hard Rock's worldwide celebration of its 50th anniversary.
The guitar was designed and shipped from Las Vegas in four sections and assembled over a week inside Hard Rock's new Guitar Pick Plaza. It is the centerpiece of a current renovation project that will be completed later this year.
May 23, 2021
Masks are now optional for guests at Cherokee Casinos; however, casino workers will continue to wear them. Guest can make their own mask decision whether or not they have been vaccinated.
CEO Chuck Garrett of Cherokee Nations Business said in last week's Tribal Council report:
We adopted a 'masking optional' policy for our patrons. Our employees continue to have a mask mandate. But our guests are now able to make that decision on their own. Whether they've been vaccinated or not, they can take into consideration their own personal situation."
With other recent relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions, the Cherokee have reopened poker games at Hard Rock Tulsa and West Siloam Springs. Other locations are expected to follow soon.
December 21, 2020
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa is named the '2020 Casino of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music for its Hard Rock Live concert venue, formerly known as The Joint: Tulsa. Hard Rock Live has hosted scores of country music stars and iconic artists since opening in 2010.
Hard Rock Tulsa released a statement of appreciation:
"The national spotlight shines on Hard Rock Tulsa today because of our loyal fans and premier staff. We've created a reputation of bringing the best of the best in country music to Oklahoma that spans all decades and all eras. It's incredibly humbling to be recognized nationally by this industry institution."
Martin Madewell, GM Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Hard Rock Tulsa beat out four other casinos nominated for this award: Caesars Palace (Las Vegas), The Venetian (Las Vegas), Winstar (Thackerville) and Soaring Eagle (MI).
The award will be officially presented to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa during the 55th Annual ACM Awards in August 2021.
September 19, 2020
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has received a 2020 Travelers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor for consistently positive reviews by its users. Hard Rock Tulsa ranks in the top 10 percent of all businesses rated by 867 million user reviews this year.
Martin Madewell, general manager of Hard Rock Tulsa, responded with this statement:
"It's humbling to land among the top and receive this recognition based on the reviews of our guests. Our guests' experience is the driving force behind everything we do. We're so proud of the exceptional service our staff provides to make sure every guest feels right at home from the moment they walk through the door."
In addition to the TripAdvisor award, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has received recognitions from other publications this year:
U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Tulsa Hotels ranked Hard Rock number two.
Tulsa World's 2019 Best in the World ranked Hard Rock the Best Casino, Best Hotel, Best Live Entertainment Venue and Best Golf Course.
The Tulsa Voice's 2019 Best of Tulsa awarded Hard Rock the Best Casino.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is one of nine casinos owned and operated by Cherokee Nation Entertainment, the gaming company of the Cherokee Nation.
July 29, 2020
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Catoosa permanently closed at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tulsa on July 23, 2020. The popular dining venue had operated at Hard Rock since since 2009.
June 4, 2020
The Cherokee Nation announced today the reopening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa will be next week by June 12. To protect against the spread of COVID-19, new safety procedures and health protocols will be in place for guests and employees.
Upon arrival guests must wear face coverings and pass a temperature check before entering.
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The number of available slot machines has been reduced to provide social distancing between players. Guests will find sanitizing wipes available to wipe their machine and chair before playing.
Buffets will be temporarily closed. Self-serve drink stations will also be closed. Dining venues that are open will have limited seating for social distancing.
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Occupancy will be limited. All guest rooms and suites will be deep cleaned prior to occupancy. The pool areas are temporarily closed. Also, valet service and bell service will be temporarily suspended.
Live entertainment will be limited during the first phase. For safe distancing the seating is reduced and there will be no dancing.
More information, such as restaurants and entertainment details, is expected from Hard Rock Casino Tulsa in the next few days.
March 12, 2020
The Academy of Country Music Awards will honor The Joint:Tulsa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa as one of the leading country music venues in this year's 55th annual awards show. The show will be televised by CBS on Sunday, April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Joint is nominated for the category "Casino of the Year - Theater". The other nominees are:
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV
WinStar Global Event Center in Thackerville, OK
This is the sixth time The Joint has be recognized by the Academy of Country Music. The previous five nominations were for Casino of the Year - Small Capacity (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
The Joint:Tulsa will be rebranded "Hard Rock Live" on April 26, 2020. It originally opened in 2010.
April 19, 2019
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is hiring new employees to fill job openings created by a recent expansion of the casino.
Hard Rock is completing construction of a two-level structure with 65,000 additional square feet. The new area provides the casino with more gaming space for 450 slot machines, a new poker room and a dance hall named Track 5.
A job fair will be held today from 2pm - 6pm in the Grand Hall of the Cherokees. There are many positions available in a variety of areas.
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February 1, 2019
Hard Rock Tulsa opened Track 5 today as its newest entertainment venue. Track 5 is a 1,200-square-foot, wooden dance with the theme of Oklahoma's honky tonk roots.
The name originated with Don Williams' song "Tulsa Time" which was the fifth track of his album "Expressions". Then it was discovered that other artist's album had Oklahoma songs on their fifth tracks.
"The idea started as an ode to 'Tulsa Time,' the fifth track on legend Don Williams' album 'Expressions.' Through this phase, we stumbled upon the bizarre coincidence of an Oklahoma tie embedded on the fifth track on the albums of four other iconic artists. With that discovery, there was no doubt we had the name, Track 5," said Martin Madewell, senior director of marketing at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.
Track 5 is part of Hard Rock's new two-level casino expansion that opened in January 2019. A total of 65,000 square feet was added to the casino along with 450 new slot machines and a new poker room.
August 07, 2018
When the Department of Interior gives approval to allow roulette and craps at Oklahoma casinos, Tulsa's Hard Rock Casino and Resort intends to be the first casino to offer the games in the state. The Hard Rock has stated that as soon as the final permission is given, the casino will offer them.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment owns the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino and Resort.
The games that offer balls and dice are believed to attract more guests to the casinos as something different. It will appeal to a much larger base of gamers.
Employees began training on the new games as soon as the bill to legalize them was signed by Governor Mary Fallin.
Training on the new games have lasted between 20 and 250 hours for the employees.
When the federal government gives the approval, 50 dealers will be ready to operate the games. There will be four roulette tables and three craps tables.
Providing a better gaming experience for guests is a large reason for the Hard Rock to want to add the games.
Advertising has started letting area residents know about the addition of roulette and craps at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino and Resort. Excitement for the new games is growing. The casino has been receiving daily questions over the starting date for the new games.
The Tribal Gaming Act will need to be revised and then reviewed by the federal government. After it is reviewed, and approval is given, then the resolution will need to be published. After that the games can begin being offered to guests.
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