Osage Casinos cuts ribbon at new Pawhuska property
After two years of construction just outside downtown Pawhuska, Osage Casinos officials cut the ribbon on the newly opened casino and hotel.
It features 47 hotel rooms, a full-service restaurant, 259 slot machines and over 3,000 square feet of event spaces, according to a news release.
“This new facility in the heart of Osage Nation is a significant point of pride for Osage Casinos,” CEO Kimberly Pearson said in a statement. “We’ve worked hard to provide a high-quality experience and we can’t wait to start welcoming guests.”
The new gaming and entertainment venue at 1421 John Dahl Ave. will employ 119 people, officials said.
“Opening this brand-new casino in our Nation’s capital is an extraordinary accomplishment and couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear. “The timely completion is part of a long-term plan to respond to the influx of tourists coming to Pawhuska. It’s also a response to the lack of hotels available for our Osage people coming home to visit.”
“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. We’re honored to be a part of the momentum taking place in our Nation’s capital,” Pearson said.
Stepping through the doors is an immediate immersion into the perpetual sights and sounds of the gaming floor, emphasizing the casino forefront of the operation — 259 slot machines humming and chiming in a relentless symphony.
Card and table games are notably absent in this electronic wonderland.
Guests meander through the vividly illuminated room, each slot machine extending its own alluring invitation. A standout, Buffalo Ascension, tempts players with six towering, curved screens and a perpetually escalating jackpot, presently surpassing $10,000.
The High Limits Room, indicated by a large screen projecting an endless cascade of gold coins, is nestled in the far corner of the room.
Departing the acoustic energy of the gaming floor, a lengthy hallway adorned with historic monochrome photos and vibrant modern indigenous art leads to a 3,000-square-foot event space.
The 47-room hotel is an appealing destination for tourists and attendees of annual staples like the Cavalcade Rodeo.
With amenities including a poolside bar and generous seating on a spacious concrete patio, first-floor guests enjoy the luxury of direct pool deck access set against the picturesque backdrop of Oklahoma hills.