Wednesday, May 18 2022
The exact location is unknown, but it will be in Miller County. The $60 million plan includes a casino, hotel, meeting space and event center, among other amenities.
RENDERING OF OSAGE NATION CASINO.

PAWHUSKA, Okla. – Osage Casinos officials have released renderings and more details of a planned new property in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

The new property is part of a new entertainment district in Missouri announced last fall by the Osage Nation. The project is expected to be completed in phases with an estimated $60 million investment in the area, bringing new jobs, tourism and income to the Lake of the Ozarks community.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with the local community and the State of Missouri,” Osage Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said in a recent press release. “We will provide positive economic benefits to the Osage people, as well as those who reside on Osage ancestral lands.”

Historically, the Osage Nation once thrived in Missouri with a population of no less than 200,000 Osage Nation members at its peak.

The actual location is still unknown, but last fall officials said it would be in Miller County, meaning it should border the northeast side of the lake. The planned property includes a casino, hotel, meeting space and event center, among other amenities.

“We are thrilled to release these renderings to members of the Osage Nation at a time when Chief Standing Bear is leading monumental cultural efforts on our ancestral lands,” said Byron Bighorse, CEO of Osage Casinos. “Our casino has been nationally recognized for providing world-class gaming, and we are thrilled to bring this opportunity to the Lake of the Ozarks.”

Phase 1 of the process includes the construction of a casino, sports bar, restaurant and meeting space. Additionally, it also includes a hotel, which will have general hotel rooms, suites, a fitness and exercise room, a swimming pool and hot tub, and a pool bar. Phase 1 construction is expected to begin after approval from the Home Office.

Future facilities include more casino space, additional food and beverage options, meeting space and an event center.

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