Construction work on the Golden Mesa Casino expansion is progressing and currently on track for completion in the summer of 2025.

“Weather is always a challenge in the panhandle, but our construction team continues to push forward to meet the projected completion date,” said Shawnee Development President Chris Floyd. “The site has recovered quickly from the flooding rains in the panhandle last [month].”

As of June 2024, all new foundations are in place, and structural framing on the tower of the new 100-room hotel is progressing, with the entire first floor framed and decked. The construction team continues to make progress on exterior walls, sheathing, and roofing while the design team works on plans for the new high-limits area in the casino expansion.

“Shawnee Development is working closely with our architectural and construction teams to ensure the expansion of our gaming facilities and new hotel will not only be beautiful and enjoyed by our patrons but will also be something our Shawnee people will be very proud of,” said Cassie Harper, Shawnee Tribe Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Shawnee Development Board of Managers. “The property will offer a unique resort experience that reflects the natural beauty and landscape of the Oklahoma panhandle.”

Shawnee Development and Golden Mesa Casino continue to receive positive feedback from the City of Guymon and community members regarding the Phase II expansion project at Golden Mesa.

“There seems to be renewed excitement in the community due to the influx of construction workers and activity, along with a promise of new gaming and entertainment options,” said Floyd.

Over the course of the project, there will be between 400 and 500 construction workers at the job site.

“It’s been an honor to watch Shawnee Development and all the various teams involved in this project bring forth an exciting time of growth, opportunity, and progress for the Shawnee Tribe,” said Chief Ben Barnes. “Golden Mesa Casino represents a Shawnee Tribe accomplishment we all should hold in high esteem.”


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