A Cherokee Nation citizen looks at plans for the Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Photo: Anadisgoi

Cherokee Nation set to break ground on gaming expansion project

The Cherokee Nation is starting work on a casino expansion project in Oklahoma.

The tribe is moving the Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah to the nearby Cherokee Springs Plaza. Plans call for a hotel, convention center and new clubhouse for the adjacent Cherokee Springs Golf Course.

Cherokee Springs Plaza is a multi-use retail development in Tahlequah, the tribal capital. Since the first phase opened in 2016, several businesses have opened there, The Cherokee Phoenix reported.

Groundbreaking for the casino takes place March 26, the paper reported. Chief Bill John Baker discussed the project at his State of the Nation address on Monday, the paper said.

The tribe operates nine gaming facilities in Oklahoma.

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