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River Spirit Casino Resort reopens today

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 14:12:25-04

It's a big day for River Spirit Casino and Resort and the Tulsa community as they welcome back all their employees and patrons today.

The door will officially open at 8 this morning.

It's been almost a month since the resort close because of rising water from the Arkansas River since the water has receded.

More than 400 restoration workers have been running three shifts a day to prepare for the reopening - making the place look like it did when it first opened.

Not only are officials of the resort happy to welcome back employees and customers - employee's are happy to return to work.

"The first couple of weeks was pretty good, but now it's been a long time, so there has been too much time on my hands and I can't wait to work honestly," bartender Mariah Schnoebelen said.

The annual economic impact of the resort on the Tulsa region is about $169 million.

During the time the casino and resort were closed, the Muscogee Creek Nation principal chief said they were committed to their employees - paying them all.

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