Bordertown Casino will soon close its doors
OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. — The Eastern Shawnee Tribe says they’ve reassessed Bordertown’s place “in its broader business plans” and has decided to bring this chapter to a close.
In the following release, it’s stated that there have been no future plans released for the facility. Some offerings will resume at Indigo Sky Casino.
Current employees of Bordertown Casino and Arena will join the teams at Indigo Sky Casino or Outpost Casino, according to casino officials.
Media release from Indigo Sky, Outpost & Bordertown Casino:
Bordertown Casino & Arena is one of three Eastern Shawnee Casinos located in Northeast Oklahoma. The tribe opened Bordertown in 2003 and the facility housed 900 gaming machines, bingo and table games. It did not take long for the tribe to realize that this facility was not large enough and it was decided to build a new casino with 80,000 square feet of gaming floor, bingo, table games, poker, gift shop, multiple food venues and a hotel with 117 total rooms. When Indigo Sky Casino opened on September 5th, 2012, Bordertown Casino and Bingo shut its doors.
In late 2014 the prospect of a new venture was brought to the tribe and Bordertown was reopened on April of 2015 to the pounding hooves of bulls bucking in the arena newly appended to the casino. Along with the arena, we’ve been proud to provide live entertainment on weekends in the Lost Creek Saloon as well as the gaming and exceptional service our guests have come to expect from us.
Now, four years later the tribe has reassessed Bordertown’s place in its broader business plans and it has been decided to bring this chapter to a close and at this time there has been no future plans released for the facility.
Bordertown will continue to host bull events and great live entertainment through the end of
November, after which guests can continue to enjoy free live music at ECHO Bar Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays. Bingo is slated to close on December 15 after the second session and will resume high stakes play on December 18th at Indigo Sky Casino.
Current employees of Bordertown Casino and Arena will be joining our other teams from Indigo Sky Casino or Outpost Casino and will continue to provide our guests with exemplary customer service. We appreciate all of our guests for supporting Bordertown Casino and we hope to see you soon at Indigo Sky Casino and Resort and Outpost Casino.
Melanie D. Heskett
Indigo Sky, Outpost & Bordertown Casino
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