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River Spirit Casino

8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137, United States

Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the River Spirit Casino opened in 2009 and is operated by the Muscogee Nation. 


The River Spirit Casino has over 3,100 electronic slot games, including progressive and video poker. 

The casino floor also offers a range of table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Trifecta and Free Bet Blackjack. 

The Poker Room has dealers trained in No Limit Texas Hold’em, Stud tables, Pot-limit Omaha and Omaha Hi-Low, with daily poker tournaments on offer. There’s also a Bad Beat Jackpot in play that runs twice a day.

History and Renovations

According to its social media pages, the River Spirit Casino first opened in 2009. 

In 2016, River Spirit Casino Resort opened up Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant, a Caribbean-themed area.

In 2019, the flooding from the Arkansas River forced the casino to temporarily shut down operations. This was due to extended heavy rainfall that caused the riverbanks to burst and caused an estimated $3bn in damages. Due to several essential utilities for the casino being based underground, the venue was closed from May 22 to June 21. Over 400 people worked to restore the building, many of which were regular staff members, who worked three shifts per day in rotation to get the place up and running again.

Tribal Information 

The Muscogee Nation is a federally recognized tribe based in Oklahoma, which commonly refers to itself as Este Mvskokvlke. The Muscogee Nation's Reservation status was upheld in 2020 by the United States Supreme Court in the Sharp v. Murphy case.

The tribe also established the Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises (MNGE) to oversee its nine standalone casinos, the largest of which is the River Spirit Casino Resort.

Corporate Partners

Oosto: On October 24, 2022, Oota announced that it would be supplying the gaming floors at River Spirit Casino and Resort with face-based AI security software incorporated throughout its facility’s cameras.

Non-gaming facilities


The River Spirit Casino Resort has an all-glass hotel tower that reaches 27 floors and has 483 rooms and suites for customers. Guests can choose from rooms ranging from a Standard King up to an Executive Suite.


The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant expansion was added in 2016 and covers over 50,000 square feet. The area has a range of restaurants, live shows, retail outlets and a nightly interactive volcano show. 


The River Spirit Casino Resort has a few different venues that provide live entertainment. Recently opened venue The Cove offers the widest variety of music acts, stand-up comedy, boxing and MMA events.

However, there is also live music hosted in Margaritaville and the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar.

Spa & Fitness Center

The Emerge Spa at River Spirit Casino Resort offers massages, body and facial treatments, salon services and nail treatments. There are also women-only areas available.

The resort pool is only available to hotel guests only, but it includes a Landshark swim-up pool bar. Guests can also use the Cabanas, suites and lily pads.

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