At the stroke of 12:00 midnight on March 31st, 2009, the Creek Nation Casino in Tulsa will shut it doors and just hours later, the brand new River Spirit will open its doors to the public, according to Director of Marketing Jennifer Cross. Cross said that they are very excited to offer this unique gambling, entertainment and dining experience in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. She added that River Spirit Casino truly matches the gaming and entertainment experience that Las Vegas casinos offers.
Tribal officials and local dignitaries will start the celebration at 9:00 a.m. with a blessing conducted by Amos McNac and flute music by Scott Hario, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Representative Cherrah Quiett will state the invocation. A representative from Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor's office will read the proclamation saying that March 31st, 2009 to be a "River Spirit Day".
Speakers at the celebration will include Muscogee Creek Nation Head Chief A.D. Ellis, the Speaker of the House Thomas Yahola, Chief of Staff Mike Flud, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association Ernie Steven, president and CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber Mike Neal and the General Manager of the River Spirit Casino Mel Thomas.
The ceremony will conclude with the ribbon cutting ceremony and the River Spirit Casino will officially welcome players at 10:00 a.m. The parking area at the River Spirit Casino will open at 8:00 a.m. on March 31st, 2009. Additional parking with free shuttle service will be available in the northern part of the casino to accommodate the large traffic. Valet parking at the River Spirit Casino will start at 11:00 a.m. The first 1,000 customers who show their new Infinity Players Club card will receive a River Spirit Casino commemorative poker chip.
04/05/2009 19:54 PM