Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah County residents are celebrating the hundreds of jobs Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is bringing to the area. A public ribbon cutting and opening celebration of the new casino is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The tribe broke ground on the new 170,000-square-foot gaming destination in April 2014.
The new casino is open to the public and the hotel is slated to open this fall.
Cherokee Casino Roland was the Cherokee Nation's first gaming operation, opening as a simple bingo hall 25 years ago. Over time, the property has transformed into one of the region's leading entertainment venues as Cherokee Casino Roland.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the wholly owned gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Casino Roland is located off Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 64.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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