Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion

The Muscogee Nation's River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is seeing an entirely new Margaritaville-branded casino and restaurant. Photo from Facebook

The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is getting ready to debut a $365 million casino expansion project.

The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa is seeing an entirely new Margaritaville-branded casino and restaurant. But that's not all that's in store for patrons on Thursday -- the tribe added a 27-story glass tower, a 483-room hotel, 30,000 square-feet of convention space and a 2,500-seat concert venue.

“Tulsa doesn’t know what’s about to hit it,” Pat Crofts, the CEO of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos, told The Tulsa World. “I mean, this is going to be big. Really big.”

Construction took took years and put more than 2,500 people to work, the paper reported. Another 1,000 permanent employees have been hired to work at the casino.

In total, the project included 1.2 million square-feet of space, The World reported.

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