“We’ve taken one of the largest tracts in Tahlequah’s main corridor and are using it to grow the economy and create jobs,” said Shawn Slaton, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses. “We’ve attracted new restaurants and businesses and are now bringing first-class entertainment options to Cherokee Springs Plaza. We know this casino and economic development endeavor will have a lasting impact on the Cherokee Nation and the entire region.” The casino currently employs 174 people, the tribe said. The expansion will add another 220 jobs to the facility.
Construction is expected to take less than a year, according to news reports. The old property is being donated to the Cherokee Immersion Charter School in Tahlequah. The tribe operates nine gaming facilities in Oklahoma. Read More on the Story:
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