New Casino Being Built in Roland

The ground was broken Tuesday on a new casino and hotel in Roland, which is intended to replace the Cherokee Casino.

The Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland will be 170,000 square-feet, featuring 850 electronic games, table games and a private High Limit poker room.

There will be two dining options, a cafe and a Las Vegas-style buffet. The hotel is expected to be a six-story resort style hotel.

The Cherokee Casino Roland, which the new casino is replacing, was built in 1990.

The casino will be located off Interstate 40 and State Highway 64 in Roland.