Yesterday, on December 20, soft opening ceremony of Cherokee Casino, the newest casino from the Cherokee Nation tribe, was held in Grove, Oklahoma. Grand official opening is expected to take place in January 2017.

The 39,000 square feet Cherokee Casino Grove will offer 400 electronic machines, a full-service bar, a space for meetings and entertainment venue.

According to Bill John Baker, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, the Cherokee Casino Grove will employ more than 150 people.

“We will offer jobs on all different levels. This will change the lives of 175 families, they will no longer have to commute to Tulsa or will come off unemployment,” he said.

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