May 31, 2013
PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 29, 2013)--On Friday, May 24, Osage Casino and Osage Manhattan Builders hosted a Topping Out Ceremony to honor the work done thus far on the Ponca City Casino and Hotel. The ceremony was held at the Ponca City Casino construction site, 73 North City View Road Ponca City.
The ceremony opened with a prayer from Osage Nation Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle. Following the prayer, Osage Casino CEO Neil Cornelius and Osage Manhattan Builders Senior Project Manager Brian Travis spoke to guests and workers about the progression of the Casino.
“We are thrilled about the new offerings this casino will feature for our guests,” Cornelius said. “Osage Casino – Ponca City will bring the finest in casino design to Ponca City and will create great opportunities for employment, entertainment, along with local and regional business functions.”
Following remarks by Cornelius and Travis, Osage Nation officials, Casino personnel, Osage Manhattan Builders crew and Ponca City member signed the beam that would ‘top out’ the casino before it was hoisted in place.
Officials plan to complete construction by December 2013. The 89,817 square-foot Casino will offer six table games, more than 450 electronic games, a restaurant, bar and multi-purpose event center which can be broken down into three separate rooms. This will be available for businesses, private parties and conferences. The new casino will feature a totally redesigned interior with bright lights and colorful décor along with new signage, landscaping and stone exterior.
The 48-room full-service hotel will include a fitness center, lounge, outdoor pool and spa and a convenience store.
About Osage Casino: Osage Casino is owned by the Osage Indian Tribe and has casinos in Hominy, Pawhuska, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Bartlesville, Skiatook and Ponca City. Revenues from Osage Nation casinos are used to fund tribal government or programs, provide for the general welfare of the tribe and its members, promote tribal economic development and support charitable organizations.