Will Rogers Downs

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

The Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs gambling facility and horse track  is owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation, and offers different entertainment options. It is located in Claremore, near Tulsa in Oklahoma Rogers County, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s name is actually derived from 2 Choctaw words, okla and hum a, meaning Red People, so it is fitting that this venue is owned by the first people who inhabited the land.

While there are no accommodation facilities at the site, there is a Recreation Vehicle park with over 400 RV pads. This is conveniently close to dining, playing and entertainment options, and is fully equipped with hook-ups, restrooms, showers, laundries, and 24-hour security.

Horse Races and Games

Various events are held at this facility every year. From September to November, Quarter Horse races are held for this short and stocky breed, and from March to May Thoroughbreds compete. The Appaloosa and Paint races are also run at the track. The Quarter, Paint and Appaloosa Horses are all American breeds, making them a good fit for this course that is owned by the Cherokee Nation. The track is a mile long, and features a 2,700-seat grandstand for spectators.

Racing action from around the world is simulcast over 100 screens at Will Rogers as well, and there is a very wide range of betting options available. Slots, Video Poker and other electronic games make up the selection of 250 titles. These facilities are open 7 days a week, and offer different promotions to boost players’ bankrolls every day. The various bonuses and rewards allow them to bet more and then win more, so they are well worth looking out for and capitalising on.

The Dog Iron Saloon

The on-site restaurant at Will Rogers Downs offers home-style cooking including soups, salads, hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken, steaks and desserts. Polite and attentive staff looks after the every need of diners.

Guests can also enjoy local DJs and live entertainment acts, and can enjoy a drink to celebrate their wins or lament their losses. It’s a very enjoyable way to round off the day’s entertainment.

Meetings and Events

Will Rogers Downs offers several different rooms for various types of conventions, celebrations and other occasions. They range in size from 2,200 to 5,000 square feet, and can accommodate between 10 and 500 people. These are all named according to the racetrack theme and are called the Finish Line, the Horseshoe Room and the Turf Club.

The price of the rooms depends on the scope and size of the events being planned, and presentation equipment; private beverage services, a dance floor and more are also available. For larger functions, such as bait and tackle shows, RV conventions and cook-offs, Will Rogers Downs offers an expo building of 30,000 square feet.

The dining, entertainment, gambling and betting opportunities at Will Rogers Downs makes it a good venue for meetings, conventions and other gatherings and festivities. Whatever event is being held, the facility’s activities will enhance everyone’s overall enjoyment. This well-maintained and well-run destination is always a good option for planners.