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« Reply #195 on: December 01, 2018, 03:54:17 pm »

Winstar World Casino & Resort (World's Largest Casino):

117 miles south of Oklahoma City; 72 miles north of Dallas



1395 rooms on main casino complex (395 in Resort Tower, 500 in Pool Tower North, 500 in Pool Tower South)

 

Winstar World Casino:  https://www.winstarworldcasino.com/winstar-world-casino-hotel/

Winstar World Casino (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VArJ02VozSo

Five biggest casinos in the United States (Youtube):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAFYKyl_HWI



  I drove past there today, Winstar is better described as attached to Gainesville, TX than to OK which is, I think you said, 117 some odd miles from OKC.  That would be like Tulsa trying to claim the Choctaw casino in Durant.  Or the Indigo Sky in Wyandotte.  Or Buffalo Run in Miami.  Exactly how many casinos are there located in OKC?  Something else, I was wondering which tribe is associated with Winstar?  One never hears of any tribal association when it comes to Winstar.  Why is that? 
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« Reply #196 on: December 01, 2018, 04:57:57 pm »

  I drove past there today, Winstar is better described as attached to Gainesville, TX than to OK which is, I think you said, 117 some odd miles from OKC.  That would be like Tulsa trying to claim the Choctaw casino in Durant.  Or the Indigo Sky in Wyandotte.  Or Buffalo Run in Miami.  Exactly how many casinos are there located in OKC?  Something else, I was wondering which tribe is associated with Winstar?  One never hears of any tribal association when it comes to Winstar.  Why is that? 

Chickasaw Nation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinStar_World_Casino
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« Reply #197 on: December 01, 2018, 06:19:09 pm »

Thanks. 
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« Reply #198 on: December 02, 2018, 12:24:36 pm »

Oklahoma City Area Casinos:


Lucky Star Casino: LL Cool J - Hey Lover - Lucky Star Casino - El Reno, OK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qMPq1J5GLc

Grand Casino & Resort (Shawnee): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIIgPoWcDw

Newcastle Casino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WJ4AOqqAUo

Remington Park - Oklahoma City's Adventure District - The Perfect Getaway:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy7xZCYP-qo

Riverwind Casino:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ7ta4LuOIc


Thunderbird Casinos in Norman & Shawnee - Come for Fun, Play to Win!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCG1d1b-ngc

Oklahoma City area is saturated with casinos...

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« Reply #199 on: December 02, 2018, 02:16:43 pm »

Oklahoma City's MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) transformation.

MAPS HISTORY:  https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/maps-history


Oklahoma City's Bricktown Canal & Riverwalk

Forbes:  Oklahoma City's MAPS Is A Model Public Works Program:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottbeyer/2016/12/16/oklahoma-citys-maps-is-a-model-public-works-program/#31d0a99b3ab8

MAPS III Projects:  https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/about-maps-3

Quick Facts

    Projects: Convention Center | Downtown Public Park | Modern Streetcar and Transit | Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements | Senior Health & Wellness Centers | Oklahoma       River Improvements | Trails | Sidewalks

    Voter approved: Dec. 8, 2009
    Tax duration: April 2010 to December 2017
    Construction duration: 2012 to 2021 (scheduled)
    Total budget: $777 million




'Wall are going up.'
Construction on the new OKC convention center & Omni conference hotel via OKCTalk 11-26-2018
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« Reply #200 on: December 02, 2018, 03:55:04 pm »

  I drove past there today, Winstar is better described as attached to Gainesville, TX than to OK which is, I think you said, 117 some odd miles from OKC.  That would be like Tulsa trying to claim the Choctaw casino in Durant.  Or the Indigo Sky in Wyandotte.  Or Buffalo Run in Miami.  Exactly how many casinos are there located in OKC?  Something else, I was wondering which tribe is associated with Winstar?  One never hears of any tribal association when it comes to Winstar.  Why is that? 

Good point; glad you brought this to our attention.

Just want to clarify on the Winstar World Casino  thread; although it's not OKC stuff--it's inside Oklahoma; Dallas does claim that area as apart of the Combined Statistical Area (CMA)  7,846,293 which includes Durant, OK.  I have relatives in Dallas & Houston--they make the drive to Winstar. 

The Chickasaw tribe did capitalize on its location of its tribal land's proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Also want to mention that the Chickasaw Tribe will be given 100 acres in the vicinity of Oklahoma City American Indian Cultural Center as apart of its agreement to complete its construction.   

AICCM:  https://www.chickasaw.tv/videos/the-vital-completion-of-the-american-indian-cultural-center-and-museum



Tulsa World reports:  Indian Cultural Center construction to resume in Oklahoma City:  https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/indian-cultural-center-construction-to-resume-in-oklahoma-city/article_b170e07d-2b66-59df-afc9-7f234d9499ef.html
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« Reply #201 on: December 02, 2018, 04:58:48 pm »

Good point; glad you brought this to our attention.

Just want to clarify on the Winstar World Casino  thread; although it's not OKC stuff--it's inside Oklahoma; Dallas does claim that area as apart of the Combined Statistical Area (CMA)  7,846,293 which includes Durant, OK.  I have relatives in Dallas & Houston--they make the drive to Winstar. 

The Chickasaw tribe did capitalize on its location of its tribal land's proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Per Google, Oklahoma City to Winstar World Casino - 126 miles

Other Casinos closer to Oklahoma City than Winstar:

River Spirit/Margaritaville Casino - 107 miles
Hard Rock Tulsa - 118 miles
Osage Casino Tulsa - 110 miles

And basically all the other Tulsa area casinos.
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« Reply #202 on: December 02, 2018, 05:00:44 pm »

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So that's what that is. I was driving back from Norman this morning and saw 3 tower cranes over there and couldn't figure out what that would be.
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« Reply #203 on: December 02, 2018, 05:39:13 pm »

Per Google, Oklahoma City to Winstar World Casino - 126 miles

Other Casinos closer to Oklahoma City than Winstar:

River Spirit/Margaritaville Casino - 107 miles
Hard Rock Tulsa - 118 miles
Osage Casino Tulsa - 110 miles

And basically all the other Tulsa area casinos.


Interesting Swake that you mentioned the casinos in the Tulsa area; a friend of mind and his wife checked into the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tulsa thinking her meeting was there; instead it was at the River Spirit Casino Resort.  He and his wife experienced River Spirit Casino Resort & Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.



River Spirit Casino Resort & Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

They were really impressed with the two developments; he said they were 'awesome.'
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« Reply #204 on: December 02, 2018, 05:45:25 pm »



So that's what that is. I was driving back from Norman this morning and saw 3 tower cranes over there and couldn't figure out what that would be.

Took my bike ride from that area this morning to the Lake Overholser bike trail (decided to return and climb back into bed); that area saturated with red clay and construction pains reminded me of a war zone.
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« Reply #205 on: December 02, 2018, 05:57:45 pm »




  The Best Bike Trails: The Oklahoma River Trail: https://www.fezzari.com/blog/2012/10/23/the-oklahoma-river-trail/
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  The Best Bike Trails: The Oklahoma River Trail: https://www.fezzari.com/blog/2012/10/23/the-oklahoma-river-trail/

I've ridden that trail, and several of the others in OKC.   OKC has a good, and growing, bike trail system with access from the OK river area all the way out to Overholser and (with a just a little street riding) all the way up to Hefner.   I think there are about 90 miles of dedicated bike trails/paths in the OKC area.  Good stuff.

Tulsa also has a very nice, and also growing, set of bike trails running from Bixby in the South, all along the river and the Creek Turnpike, out to Sand Springs and on up all the way to Skiatook.  Not sure on exact miles, but I know it is somewhere a little over 100 miles of dedicated bike lanes/trails.  Good Stuff.

The two major metro areas have active and growing biking communities, and it shows in the support by both cities.  This is one area where OK is above-average in the US, and as an avid cyclist myself, one thing I can brag about to others.
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« Reply #207 on: December 03, 2018, 11:00:45 am »

I've met people from outside the state who mentioned Tulsa Tough and the bike community when I mentioned I was from Tulsa. 
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« Reply #208 on: December 03, 2018, 11:07:01 am »

Per Google, Oklahoma City to Winstar World Casino - 126 miles

Other Casinos closer to Oklahoma City than Winstar:

River Spirit/Margaritaville Casino - 107 miles
Hard Rock Tulsa - 118 miles
Osage Casino Tulsa - 110 miles

And basically all the other Tulsa area casinos.


You forgot the ones that are actually in the OKC metro with distances from downtown:

Remington Park - OKC (7.8 miles), it's a racino so horse betting and slots only, no table games (the casino rules make no sense)
Riverwind - Norman (21.9 miles)
Newcastle - Newcastle (19 miles)
Grand Casino -  Shawnee (28.5 miles)
Lucky Star - Concho (35 miles)
Firelake - Shawnee (38 miles)
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« Reply #209 on: December 03, 2018, 11:08:41 am »

I've met people from outside the state who mentioned Tulsa Tough and the bike community when I mentioned I was from Tulsa. 

I hadn't heard of Tulsa Tough until a few years ago and have been at Cry Baby Hill every year since. It's a great event!
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