Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility

Artist's rendering of the Cherokee Casino Grove in Oklahoma. Image from Anadisgoi / Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is already celebrating a construction milestone for its newest gaming facility.

The tribe broke ground on the 39,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino Grove in March. Construction is ahead of schedule and a topping-off ceremony will be held on Monday, The Grand Lake News reported.

"We're a week ahead of construction schedule because we're moving quickly on it," Shawn Slaton, the CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses, told the paper.

Slaton said the facility -- the 10th in the the tribe's empire -- is on track to open late in the year or early next year.

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