• River Spirit Casino Resort reopens Friday after devastating flooding

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • River Spirit Casino Resort and Muscogee (Creek) officials announced the casino resort will reopen June 21st at 8 a.m.
    • The hotel and casino reopened Friday but features outside such as the indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar will remain closed until July.
    • The casino and resort closed after historic flooding along the Arkansas River in May
    • Related Story: Tulsa's River Spirit Casino estimated to remain closed throughout June

    River Spirit Casino Resort reopened Friday morning after devastating flooding forced their doors to close in May.

    Related Story: Tulsa's River Spirit Casino estimated to remain closed throughout June

    Floodwaters from the Arkansas River surrounded the trails along Riverside Drive and flooded the pool deck of the resort.

    RELATED: Vince Gill to play Tulsa's River Spirit Casino Resort

    The hotel and casino will reopen but features outside where the flooding took place such as the pool, indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar will remain closed until mid-July.

    FOX23 Reporter Alyson Caffrey talked to officials about that timeline for the reopening:

    While the resort was closed, officials announced they would continue to pay all River Spirit employees normally. Officials said the resort employs more than 1,600 workers and maintains a bi-weekly payroll of about $2.5 million.

    Guests staying at the hotel at the time of the closure were relocated and future guests with reservations were rescheduled.


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