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Cherokee Nation replaces first gaming facility with $80M casino

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Cherokee Nation breaks ground on new casino in Roland, Oklahoma. Photo from Facebook

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on an $80 million casino.

The facility in Roland was the tribe's first gaming operation. It hasn't been updated since its opening in 1990.

“This was our first gaming facility. It is in bad need of growth," Chief Bill John Baker said at the groundbreaking, The Cherokee Phoenix reported.

The new Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland will feature an 170,000 square-foot casino and a 120-room hotel with convention center space and meeting rooms. The tribe will create 100 new jobs, bringing the total workforce to more than 400.

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Ground broken for new Cherokee Casino Roland (The Cherokee Phoenix 4/30)
$80 Million Cherokee Casino/Hotel In Roland To Add 100 Jobs (The Fort Smith Times-Record 4/30)
Breaking ground on new hotel/casino (The Sequoyah County Times 4/30)
Cherokee Nation unveils $80 million gaming complex in Roland (The City Wire 4/29)
New Casino-Hotel In Roland To Add 100 New Jobs (News on 6 4/29)

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