The Osage Nation broke ground on new casinos locations in Bartlesville and Pawhuska Oklahoma. First announced in June 2020, the projects will relocate and expand the tribe’s existing casinos in Pawhuska and outside Bartlesville in Osage County. Completion of the facilities has been delayed throughout the planning process, but both are expected to open in fall of 2022. Both new locations will feature hotels, pools, spas, fitness areas and meeting space, which are not present in the current Bartlesville and Pawhuska locations. The new Bartlesville facility will be on a 125-acre property at 1803 US Highway 60, less than two miles west of downtown. It will total 57,400 square feet and have 500 slot machines, up from the current location’s 42,000 square feet and 440 slot machines. It will also have 101 hotel rooms and 10,560 square feet of meeting space. The Pawhuska location will be on a 60-acre plot at 1421 John Dahl Ave., across Oklahoma 60 from the current location. It will include 250 electronic games, a 47-room hotel and 3,675 square feet of meeting space. Byron Big-horse is Osage Casinos CEO.