Golden Mesa Casino to undergo $70m renovation

September 25, 2023

The $70m project includes a double-size gaming floor, hotel, RV park and a restaurant.

Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben Barnes, along with tribal and local leaders and officials with Global Gaming Solutions (GGS), appeared at a ceremony to announce the $70m expansion of Golden Mesa Casino, according to a report in KSBC News.

GGS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, will continue to manage operations of the casino while the Shawnee Tribe maintains ownership.

Currently, the casino is home to 600 electronic table games, six table games, a bar, a retail shop and a restaurant. As part of its $70m expansion, the casino will now have a doubled-up gaming floor with more than 1000 electronic table games, a new 100-room hotel, an RV park and a full-service restaurant

The project is expected to be completed by spring 2025. However, according to officials, the casino will remain open during the expansion project.

Golden Mesa Casino opened in September 2019. When it opened, the casino brought with it 175 jobs. The expansion will increase the size of the casino to 80,000 square feet and increase the workforce to roughly 250 employees.

Shawnee Tribe Chief Barnes commented, “We are excited to expand our entertainment offerings in the Panhandle and beyond and we’re grateful to be doing so through a meaningful partnership with Global Gaming and the Chickasaw Nation. 

“The rapid growth our tribal nation has undergone just since 2019, and the resources and services we’re now able to provide to our citizens, none of it would have been possible if not for this partnership and the warmth with which the Guymon community has welcomed us out here. I’m thrilled to see the continued fruits of these labors.”


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