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Oklahoma Tribe To Build New Harrah’s Casino Resort In Phases

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on May 12, 2023
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma partners with Caesars on new casino

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has found its US casino partner. 

On Wednesday, the tribe announced it selected Caesars Entertainment as its managing partner for a proposed casino. The tribe plans to build a casino resort between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. 

New Harrah’s Casino coming to Oklahoma

In a press release, Tribal Chairman Perri Ahhaitty said Caesars’ track record with Native American tribes made them an easy choice. 

“Caesars Entertainment is the largest gaming company in North America. They have a strong track record of partnering with Native American Tribes — making them an easy choice to help us. With Caesars, our guests will have the ability to leverage the Caesars Rewards program, adding value and extending the reach for us in Oklahoma and beyond.”

Ahhaitty continued“This partnership will ensure that the Tribe has the economic resources to provide for the health, welfare and safety of our Tribal members for years to come as well as bring much-needed jobs to our Tribal members and the surrounding communities.

We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Caesars and the local community with the brand-new Harrah’s right here in Oklahoma.”

More details on the new casino coming soon

The tribe plans to build the Harrah’s branded resort in phases beginning with the Oklahoma casino and several dining options. Eventually, the construction of a state-of-the-art hotel will happen during phase two. 

According to the press release, more detail will follow. Robert Livingston, SVP of Development at Caesars, said:

“We are honored to be selected by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to help them achieve their goals and we’re looking forward to bringing Harrah’s to a new market. With properties throughout the Midwest, Harrah’s is the perfect brand fit for Oklahoma.”

The tribe owns and operates Cimarron CasinoIoway Casino and several slot machines inside the Iowa Travel Plaza and Mart.

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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