Cherokee Casino expansion project announced
Monday, June 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Cherokee Nation Enterprises broke ground on a new expansion project Monday in Catoosa.
The $44.5 million project will expand the size of the current casino, and will also add a 150-room hotel, a golf course and eventually a "Trail of Tears" museum. Cherokee Chief Chad Smith says the project will create jobs and provide revenue for the tribal government.
He says itâ€™s another step toward returning the tribe to the self-sufficiency it enjoyed 100 years ago.