• Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa celebrates 10-year anniversary

    By: Cailey Dougherty , Ryan Love


    CATOOSA, Okla. - The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Tulsa area.

    September marks a decade in Catoosa for the casino that opened in 2009, although Cherokee Nation has owned a resort on the property since 1993.

    FOX23 Reporter Cailey Dougherty talked to Chuck Garrett, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses -- owners of the casino -- on Monday.

    Garrett says they are currently working on upgrading the exterior of their 1.3 million square foot facility.

    They recently finished a new spa and expanded pool area and opened Track 5 in February -- a new country-themed area with games and a dance floor and bar area.

    Cherokee Nation and its businesses across Oklahoma had an impact of $2.2 billion over the past year.

    Hard Rock employs 1,800 people and brought private investment and growth to the Catoosa area surrounding the property.

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