The Riverwind Casino is based out of Norman and has recently opened its doors. It is Oklahoma's newest casino and the largest of its kind at 219,000 square feet. Owned by the Chickasaw Nation in partnership with Multimedia Games, it features 2295 slot machines, over 50 blackjack and poker tables, and off track betting.
There are three restaurants and four bars inside the casino. The star attraction for dining is the Willows Buffet, which is the largest buffet in Oklahoma. Slightly less gluttonous options can be found at the food court, which includes Cinnabon, Burger King, Taco Bueno, and Rick's Cafy. Game lovers will be pleased with The Autographs Sports Bar, owned by Billy Sims, Steven Owens, and Jason White as it features a personal television at each booth in the restaurant.
The Riverwind Casino also features the River Lounge, an entertainment venue that seats 77 individuals and regularly hosts live music inside the lounge. There is a tri-level, 1500-seat Theater that features major named artists such as Randy Travis, Chicago, Little Big Town, and Boyz II Men. The entire establishment allows smoking, even in the lounge and theater areas.
Visitors to the casino say that this establishment is very nice, featuring a large poker room and a good number of slot machines. Some do complain about the current lack of video poker machines but these may be added in the future. Many of the guests frequent this establishment because of the major named acts that perform at the casino.
There are only a few complaints about the security outside the casino with some vehicles being reported as vandalized in the past, so guests will want to be sure to keep valuables out of sight. However, most of the reviews are positive. A major draw for visitors is how reasonably priced the non-gaming attractions are, and the amount of space that is available in all of the areas including the theaters. For more information contact the casino directly at (405) 322-6000. They are located at 1544 West State Hwy 9, Norman, OK 73072.