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Table games including poker and blackjack keep Riverwind Casino guests entertained 24 hours a day.

Long gone are the days when the gambling meccas of Las Vegas and Atlantic City held exclusive rights over heart-pumping casino action. Walk into an Oklahoma casino and enter an adult playland for the over 21 crowd.  Home to some of the hottest casinos around, Oklahoma ups the ante with big name stars, state-of-the-art machines and the enthusiastic energy of an industry on the rise.  Tap into the excitement of hitting a winning combo on a slot machine or sit down at a packed poker table and wait for your card to be dealt.  Whatever your game, Oklahoma’s top casinos are more than willing to show you a good time.

WinStar World Casino - Thackerville


The largest casino in the world, WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville takes international flair to new heights.  While searching for a lucky machine, visitors to WinStar can take a tour of the most opulent cities in the world.  From Madrid and Paris to Beijing and Vienna, the WinStar World Casino has created eight gaming plazas complete with fountains, crystal dragons, table games and endless rows of slot machines that seem to stretch on forever.


The WinStar World Casino will appeal to anyone longing for the excitement of the jet-setter lifestyle, so visit this casino in southern Oklahoma and prepare to feel like royalty.  With over 500,000 sq. ft. of gaming floor space and a 19,000 sq. ft. luxurious poker room, the WinStar is ready to take your gaming experience to the max.  This massive casino also features a 27-hole championship golf course, an award-winning organic spa and a 1,000 room hotel.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa


Whether hoping to enjoy the flashing lights of a jackpot-winning slot machine or draw a royal flush at a poker table, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers stylish and pulse-pounding gaming action.  With more than 2,300 of the newest and most popular slot machines, 170,000 sq. ft. of gaming space and $2 million in rock music memorabilia on display, this casino will speak to your inner rock star.  One of only seven Hard Rock casinos in the world, this Tulsa area hot spot features over 70 table games ranging from Texas Hold 'em to Pai Gow Poker.


Plan your night around one of the Hard Rock’s six nightlife venues and dance the night away to the rapid tempo of today’s popular dance hits.  The casino's concert venue, The Joint, is set to a massive scale at 45,000 sq. ft. with amphitheater-style seating.  Featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound, big screen televisions and exclusive private suites, The Joint is the perfect place to catch your favorite performer.  Kick up your heels to the sounds of live bands performing at Riffs, unwind with a salt-rimmed margarita at Margarita Bay or enjoy the laid-back sounds of jazz at C:Note.


When it's time to dine, satisfy your hunger with homestyle American favorites at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill or sophisticated entrees at McGill’s on 19.  When it’s time to relax, enjoy a smooth cocktail at the casino’s unique 80-ft. ice-topped bar or take a break from the excitement in one of the Hard Rock’s modern hotel rooms, jam-packed with every amenity a high-roller would expect.  This glitzy hotel features slick accommodations and VIP suites reminiscent of what one might find in Vegas.


Choctaw Casino Resort - Durant


Setting standards for both luxury and relaxation in southern Oklahoma, the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant will have visitors hopping from game to game on its 300,000 sq. ft. casino floor.  From interactive penny machines to intense high-stakes slots, this casino offers up excitement for both the casual and veteran gamer.  Test your luck on one of 3,500 slot machines, head upstairs to the casino’s private poker lounge or enjoy the palpable energy of the casino’s Party Pit, complete with flat-screen televisions and table games.  Visit the Choctaw Casino Resort and whet your appetite with an astounding 10 dining options within the casino.  Enjoy a fully-stocked buffet, 1950s diner, Mexican grill or fine dining at the casino's 1832 Steakhouse.


Take luxury and comfort to a whole new level by booking a room at the Choctaw Casino Resort Hotel.  Available exclusively for guests, the hotel’s Oasis Tropical Pools will have you diving headfirst into relaxation.  This refreshing getaway features four flowing pools, lazy rivers, waterfalls and more.  Head over to the Oka Spa for a relaxing massage and return to the Oasis for air-conditioned, poolside cabanas guaranteed to blast away any remaining stress.


River Spirit Casino - Tulsa


Enter an electrifying atmosphere of bright lights, jackpot-winning slot machines and lively blackjack tables at the River Spirit Casino of Tulsa.  This massive casino, located on the banks of northeast Oklahoma’s Arkansas River, has upped its game and gone the extra mile to provide its visitors with a whirlwind gaming experience.  Look for slots marked with a “Certified Fun Machine” logo for games with a higher-hit frequency and request a cocktail with the touch of a button.  


If winning works up an appetite, head over to the casino’s Visions Buffet.  Currently Oklahoma’s largest casino buffet, this juggernaut of culinary delicacies features everything from American comfort food to Mexican favorites.  Stick around and tap into the nighttime energy of the River Spirit’s Mystic River Lounge.  Take a seat in the circular lounge, order a refreshing drink and enjoy free, live entertainment ranging from classic country to rhythm and blues.


Downstream Casino Resort - Quapaw


Travel to the tip of northeast Oklahoma and come face-to-face with the stylish Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw.  Towering over the Will Rogers Turnpike, this immense casino complex, situated on the corner where Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri meet, is virtually impossible to miss.  This high-tech, colossal casino resort, where tournament poker players are alerted with electronic paging systems, is known for its beautiful granite, wood and natural rock accents.  While there, check out The Venue, the casino's outdoor concert facility that consistently attracts nationally renowned performers.


Wander the vast gaming floor for the latest slot machines, video poker and progressive games that net visitors millions in cash prizes.  As an added bonus, the Downstream Casino Resort does not skimp on table games, with Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, double deck blackjack and card craps, among others, keeping the gaming action alive.  At the end of the day, book a sophisticated suite within the on-site 12-story hotel.  Peppered with stylish Native American influences, this refined hotel with deluxe amenities and a heated outdoor pool is the perfect place to rest your head after a night of lively gaming.


Grand Casino Hotel Resort - Shawnee


The Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee is a virtual paradise for slot machine enthusiasts.  From single machine progressives and penny machines, to high-stakes slots and connected games, the Grand Casino’s two floors of slots will leave your heart racing.  The Grand Casino also features card tournaments and a wide range of table games including everything from poker and blackjack, to spinette and craps.  Take a trip through the casino's Grand Buffet for a variety of cuisine or visit Embers Steakhouse for hand-cut steaks and savory seafood.  For exquisitely prepared casual fare, head into the Grandstand Sports Grille, where major sporting events are broadcast on wall-to-wall plasma televisions.


If Keno is your game, the Grand Casino Hotel Resort has you covered.  Pick up a ticket at the casino’s Keno desk or request one from a roaming Keno attendant and join the excitement as the lucky twenty Keno numbers are broadcast throughout the casino at the end of each game.  The Grand Casino also plays host to major concerts and comedic performances throughout the year, so get your tickets today and enjoy world-class entertainment.  Guests can even enjoy an overnight stay at the 14-story luxury hotel. Don't forget to indulge your sweet tooth with the casino's free, soft-serve ice cream.


Riverwind Casino - Norman


Serving the Oklahoma City metro area, the Riverwind Casino in Norman offers over 2,700 of the hottest slot machines, plenty of adrenaline-filled table games and classic, off-track betting.  Table minimums range from $2 to $500, ensuring that everyone has a seat available at Riverwind.  Check into the Riverwind Hotel, connected to the main casino, for comfortable suites and luxury amenities before heading onto the casino floor for games as far as the eye can see. Cast your gaze upward and follow the breathtaking sculptural elements to the center Energy Bar, where bartenders are ready to whip up your favorite cocktail.


Visitors to the Riverwind Casino will find an assortment of dining options including an impressive buffet, sleek London pub and a low-key food court featuring everything from Starbucks coffee to tacos.  Order hand-battered fish and chips, an order of Irish Nachos smothered in gouda and cheddar cheese, or a Guinness Brownie Bomb at Chips 'N' Ales.  Reserve a seat in the casino’s Showplace Theatre for performances by big-name stars or head over to the River Lounge for live musical performances and a full-service bar.  Whether hitting a jackpot on a slot machine or beating the dealer at a game of 21, this Oklahoma casino has your game.


First Council Casino – Newkirk


Located just inside the Oklahoma-Kansas border on Highway 77, the First Council Casino in Newkirk is your first stop for gaming entertainment. Visitors will enjoy over 1,250 electronic games as well as 10 poker tables and eight blackjack tables. Compete to win hundreds of dollars in a high stakes bingo session or take a look at their current promotions to see how you could win big.


After a day of gaming, head to the on-site FlatWater Bar & Grill for American favorites like hamburgers, beef stew, steak, ribs and baked chicken with rosemary-apple glaze. For even more fun, book an overnight stay at the First Council Casino Hotel, which offers 86 spacious guest rooms and suites. Each room has just what you need for a comfortable getaway including complimentary WiFi, a 42” HDTV with cable and a free breakfast buffet. First Council Casino is also known for their Council Bluff Event Center where you can see live concerts by well-known performers.


Cherokee Casino – West Siloam Springs


For a top-notch casino experience, look no further than Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs. The 50,000 sq. ft. gaming space features over 1,500 electronic games including all the newest trends in gaming. Whether you prefer Texas Hold ‘em, seven-card stud or Omaha poker, you’ll find it here. For even more excitement, head over to Seven, a bustling nightclub located within the casino. You’ll hear live music five nights a week and get your pick of 375 craft beers.


Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs has a variety of dining options to satisfy your cravings. The River Cane Buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Visitors will enjoy a variety of offerings like Italian, Mexican, American and Chinese fare. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, head to Flint Creek Steakhouse for prime rib, bacon-wrapped scallops and fine wine.


Indigo Sky – West Seneca


Indigo Sky Casino in West Seneca offers the only high stakes bingo game in a four-state area. Visit the 520-seat, state-of-the-art bingo hall where you can win big each and every day. After an exciting game of bingo, head out to the gaming floor where you can take your pick of 1,200 slot machines. Whether you prefer penny games or $25 high-stake machines, Indigo Sky Casino is sure to have it. Off-track betting, table games and poker round out the gaming portion of the casino.


Plan for an overnight trip and you can stay at the Indigo Sky Hotel, which offers 117 amazingly luxurious rooms. Hotel guests can swim in the on-site pool, lounge in a cabana, gather by the outdoor fireplace or relax next to a gorgeous waterfall. Whispering Woods RV Park is also located directly behind the casino, making it easier than ever to stay and play.