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Osage Casinos Will Reopen Friday

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Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa will start a limited reopening.

Only the gaming floor will be open, table games will not be available, food won't be served and bar service will be limited. The hotel and pool will remain closed.

Capacity will be limited to 25% and groups will be restricted to 10 or fewer people. The casino is also encouraging visitors to wear a mask and gloves.

Osage Casinos in Bartlesville, Hominy, Pawhuska, Sand Springs and Skiatook will also open. Osage Casino in Ponca City reopened last week.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe reopened Thunderbird Casinos in Norman and Shawnee earlier this week.

Chickasaw Nation's casinos will remain closed through May 29 and the Muscogee Creek and Cherokee Nation casinos will remain closed through May. None of them have a definite date for reopening.

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Allison Herrera is a radio and print journalist who's worked for PRX's The World, Colorado Public Radio as the climate and environment editor and as a freelance reporter for High Country News’ Indigenous Affairs desk.
Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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