WYANDOTTE, Okla. — A major area casino has opened a new tower and banquet center to its hotel.

WYANDOTTE, Okla. — A major area casino has opened a new tower and banquet center to its hotel.
Indigo Sky Casino celebrated the opening of the Sycamore Tower - adjacent to Red Bud Tower. the new tower houses an additional 127 hotel rooms and a new banquet and event center.
The project is the result of an 18- month collaboration with Crossland Construction and ENCOMPASS Design and Development, with the architecture firm Thalden, Boyd, & Emery providing the design.
"It’s a significant day for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma," said Melanie Chase, assistant general manager. “We are proud that we are creating opportunities for employment and commerce due to our expansion. This not only helps Ottawa County in Oklahoma but Newton County in Missouri as well.”
This expansion marks Indigo Sky’s fifth year in operation as the premier casino in Northeast Oklahoma, now boasting 247 hotel rooms, a pool, fitness center, 1,275 gaming machines, poker, off-track betting, table games, bingo, three food venues, two bars, as well as banquet and conference spaces.
Indigo Sky is one of three gaming properties owned and operated by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, which collectively employ approximately 700 people.
Easter Shawnee Chief Glenna Wallace thanked the business leaders and guests who attended the opening ceremonies, prior to the ribbon cutting.
"We thank you for taking the time to honor us this afternoon," she said.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, those in attendance were treated to food and refreshments, and also had the opportunity to take a tour of the rooms and the banquet center.