QUAPAW, Oklahoma -- As reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "The property entrance is in Missouri, parking is in Kansas and the front doors are in Oklahoma, but the casino floor is pure
Downstream Casino Resort Las Vegas.
"Downstream Casino Resort at the Three-States Marker — where those states meet just west of Joplin — opens to the public Saturday. The media and about 2, 000 invited guests got a sneak peek of the gaming floor and its satellite bars and restaurants Wednesday.
"...The 70, 000-square-foot gaming area features 2, 000 slot machines, 30 table games, a 14-table poker room and a race book in the Legends Sports Bar just off the casino floor.
"It also features natural colors and textures in an open floor plan with custom carpets, artistic lighting and a luxurious style designed to lure Northwest Arkansas residents, casino officials said.
"...Construction of a new casino floor at Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs is about 75 percent completed and on track for a fall opening, David Stewart, chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Enterprises, wrote in an e-mail.
"...The new Cherokee Casino will provide more than 190, 000 square feet of gaming to the Arkansas-Oklahoma border town along with restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities.
"A hotel being built as a separate project next to the Cherokee Casino will open later in 2009..."
|Downstream Casino Resort features a 70, 000-square-foot gaming area with 2,000 slot machines, 30 table games, a 14-table poker room and a race book in the Legends Sports Bar. The resort offers 222 luxurious guestrooms.|
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