Cimarron Casino Celebrates Grand Re-Opening
Perkins, OK – The first cold blast of winter did not diminish the celebration happening inside the Cimarron Casino Friday morning, November 22. The Iowa Tribal members, elders and tribal business committee members gathered; along with local community business leaders and the casino management and staff to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Cimarron Casino. After ten months of new construction and remodeling the 15,000 square foot expansion project is complete.
Cimarron Casino is now north-central Oklahoma’s premier casino with 25,000 square feet devoted to 600 slot machines, new table games, The Eagles Nest Café and the 4th Quarter Sports Bar. The Casino’s growth is creating a positive impact on the local economy, employing close to 200 staff members. “We are very excited about the new look and atmosphere we have now at Cimarron Casino,” said general manager, Stephan Burris. “We are looking forward to giving our guests a new, updated experience; from the addition of table games to the re-designed café area there is something new for everyone.” Gary Pratt, Chairman of the Iowa Tribe, spoke about the pride the tribal members have for the casino. “We are so proud of the work that has been done; so many people have poured their blood, sweat and tears into this project and in ten short months we have seen a dream become reality.”
The celebration began with tribal songs and ended with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Cutting the ribbon to officially re-open the casino were Iowa Tribe business committee members Gary Pratt, Chairman; Lisa Switch, Treasurer; Leslie Tanyan, Secretary and L. Renee Lincoln, Council Person.
The architect firm BBK designed and built the casino expansion. A Native American P.L.L.C., BBK has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Ed Bishop and Joe Kelley were the principal designers and engineers for the project.
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