As revealed by one of the subsidiaries of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca Enterprise Gaming, construction of the Fancy Dance Casino has already started.
Back in May, Ponca Enterprise Gaming revealed that the casino, which is to be situated near Perry, is set to be completed in nine months. The company has hired CP&Y as the engineering firm, while Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates is serving as the architect of the project. Timberlake Construction is the general contractor.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ponca Enterprise Gaming, Richard Lonsinger, has explained that the new Fancy Dance Casino is expected to be a source of revenue for the Native American tribe. He further noted that the project would also create new stable employment for residents of the region. Mr. Lonsinger also explained that the selection of three companies which are based in the state of Oklahoma is an excellent example of how quickly the construction of the gambling venue would start making a difference for the state and its residents.
According to the investors from Ponca Enterprise Gaming, the construction and operation of the Fancy Dance Casino would have a positive economic impact not only for the counties in close proximity to the gambling venue but also to the members of the Ponca Tribe.
New Fancy Dance Casino Would Employ 90 Workers Upon Competion
As revealed by the American tribal nation, the casino establishment would be situated on a 10,000-square-foot space upon completion. According to the investors’ plans, the casino venue would offer about 290 electronic gaming machines.
The Fancy Dance Casino is planned to employ 90 full-time and part-time workers when it starts operation.
One of the Chickasaw Nation’s businesses which specialize in casino operation, Global Gaming Solutions, is acting as both developer and consultant for the planned Perry casino.
Ponca Enterprise Gaming CEO has explained that the experience and expertise which Global Gaming Solutions is expected to bring to the casino project would make sure that the Fancy Dance Casino players would be guaranteed the best possible experience at the time they visit the casino facility.
Last year, the city of Enid was considered as a possible site for another casino. At the time, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of the state of Oklahoma took into consideration a possible agreement with the city’s officials to establish a gambling venue on the east side of the city. In December 2018, however, city commissioners rejected the proposal after a vote, sharing a concern that the addition of a new gambling facility would end up with increased crime rates in the region.
At the time when the proposal got rejected, a legal representative of the tribe said that the city’s approval was not necessary for the American tribal nation to go through with the project but still, the tribe would have preferred to be given the green light. As revealed by the attorney, the Governor office’s approval could see the UKB have the land placed into a trust, but according to city officials, there has not been such approval so far.