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Old 01-09-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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me and my wife are looking at moving into the Tulsa Oklahoma area in May
to finish our educations, when I last went to school I worked at night in casinos and am considering doing that while in Oklahoma. The problem I am having is in finding any info about the government requirements and things I would have to do to be able to work in gaming positions.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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Welcome to Riverwind Casino Oklahoma's newest and biggest casino
Career Opportunities
Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Can you call one of these casinos and find out from there? Good Luck
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:53 AM
 
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Moving thread to Tulsa.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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You have to get a license from the state to work at a casino. I think this is handled through the employer.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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me and my wife are looking at moving into the Tulsa Oklahoma area in May
to finish our educations, when I last went to school I worked at night in casinos and am considering doing that while in Oklahoma. The problem I am having is in finding any info about the government requirements and things I would have to do to be able to work in gaming positions.
Not to worry. Its a no-brainer. Simply apply for work at any casino and they will complete a background check. Its simple, as long as you don't have a felony on your record. Your Indian Gaming License will be completed for you.

All casinos are tribally owned and preference goes to the tribal members of the casino, then other tribal members, and then JQP. But not to worry, its better to be an outsider, because then you won't have to deal with tribal politics.

There are some very small casinos here and some like Riverwind and Firelake Grand that are really stepping it up. Good luck and enjoy it! I worked at the Firelake casino in Shawnee, OK. It was really cool, but it is also a very smoky atmosphere.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Thank you for the responses, with the answers here and calling the casinos it looks like they will work while I finish my degree.

Another question I have is about the small business atmosphere, I can find plenty of info on some of the larger businesses, but am having trouble finding out if there is a decent climate for small businesses in Oklahoma?
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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From Wikipedia.

Based in the sectors of aviation, energy, transportation equipment, food processing, electronics, and telecommunications, Oklahoma is an important producer of natural gas, aircraft, and food.[5] The state ranks second in the nation for production of natural gas,[58] and is the 27th-most agriculturally productive state, ranking 5th in production of wheat.[59] Six Fortune 500 companies and one additional Fortune 1000 company are headquartered in Oklahoma,[60] and it has been rated one of the most business-friendly states in the nation,[61] with the 7th-lowest tax burden in 2007.[62] From 2000 to 2006, Oklahoma's gross domestic product grew 50 percent, the fifth-highest rate in the nation. It had the fastest-growing GDP between 2005 and 2006, increasing from $122.5 to $134.6 billion, a jump of 10.8 percent,[7] and its gross domestic product per capita grew 9.7 percent from $34,305 in 2005 to $37,620 in 2006, the second-highest rate in the nation.[63] Though oil has historically dominated the state's economy, a collapse in the energy industry during the 1980s led to the loss of nearly 90,000 energy-related jobs between 1980 and 2000, severely damaging the local economy.[64] Oil accounted for 17 percent of Oklahoma's economic impact in 2005,[65] and employment in the state's oil industry was outpaced by five other industries in 2007.[66]

Also..

Oklahoma Department of Commerce - Site Selection - Target Industries (http://www.okcommerce.gov/index.php?Itemid=383&id=302&option=content&task=vi ew - broken link)
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Wind comes sweeping down the...
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Based in the sectors of aviation, energy, transportation equipment, food processing, electronics, and telecommunications, Oklahoma is an important producer of natural gas, aircraft, and food.[5] The state ranks second in the nation for production of natural gas,[58] and is the 27th-most agriculturally productive state, ranking 5th in production of wheat.[59] Six Fortune 500 companies and one additional Fortune 1000 company are headquartered in Oklahoma,[60] and it has been rated one of the most business-friendly states in the nation,[61] with the 7th-lowest tax burden in 2007.[62] From 2000 to 2006, Oklahoma's gross domestic product grew 50 percent, the fifth-highest rate in the nation. It had the fastest-growing GDP between 2005 and 2006, increasing from $122.5 to $134.6 billion, a jump of 10.8 percent,[7] and its gross domestic product per capita grew 9.7 percent from $34,305 in 2005 to $37,620 in 2006, the second-highest rate in the nation.[63] Though oil has historically dominated the state's economy, a collapse in the energy industry during the 1980s led to the loss of nearly 90,000 energy-related jobs between 1980 and 2000, severely damaging the local economy.[64] Oil accounted for 17 percent of Oklahoma's economic impact in 2005,[65] and employment in the state's oil industry was outpaced by five other industries in 2007.[66]

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Oklahoma Department of Commerce - Site Selection - Target Industries (http://www.okcommerce.gov/index.php?Itemid=383&id=302&option=content&task=vi ew - broken link)
Pretty darn good resume!
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Default Small business info

Go to the Tulsa Chamber Welcome to the Tulsa Metro Chamber - that should get you to the chamber, then under 'the Chamber' select small business resources.

To REALLY understand the climate for small business in Tulsa, I'd find a networking group or two and go visit. First visit always free. Then find someone who impressed you as friendly/talkative and talk to them!

Tulsa is a strange animal when it comes to business! We started a smalll company here and did everything wrong! Doing well now, but I'd definitly use any of the resources the chamber gives you!

Good luck moving and welcome to Tulsa!
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Default Employment at casinos

How long does it take to get a gaming license?
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