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Oklahoma: Comanches to celebrate grand opening of War Pony Casino in Devol

Interior of Comanche War Pony Casino in Devol, Oklahoma.
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Comanche Nation Entertainment (CNE) -the business arm of the Comanche Nation- will be celebrating the opening of Comanche War Pony Casino, just north of the Red River in Devol, Oklahoma. A ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 19, to commemorate the occasion.

“The opening of War Pony is a milestone for our company and the Comanche Nation,” said Mia Tahdooahnippah, CEO of CNE. “This marks the first of two new properties we will open this year. We welcome a new era of prosperity for our people, and are thrilled to be able to bring new and exciting gaming opportunities for our guests.” 

Comanche War Pony Casino marks the CNE’s first new property to open in 14 years, explains a press release. Opening festivities will take place inside the casino, located at 250652 E. 2000 Road near the Comanche Travel Plaza in Devol, and will begin at 10 am this Saturday with a Cedar ceremony, prayer and blessing.

Tahdooahnippah is set to make remarks prior to the ribbon-cutting and gaming floor opening at 11 a.m. Refreshments and gourmet burgers from the Comanche Burger Co. will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and promotions will be offered throughout the rest of the day.

Comanche War Pony Casino features 250 gaming machines, many of which “are not available at any other casino in Oklahoma,” according to CNE. Among the new machines available are The Vault, Gold Hills Lucky Mule, digital Craps machines, electronic Roulette and Cashnado. 

“As we expand, our priority is to provide our guests with a unique experience that cannot be found at any other casino in the state,” said Tahdooahnippah. “Most of the games we are introducing will be the first of their kind and offer a wide variety to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

CNE already operates Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Comanche Red River Hotel Casino in Devol, Comanche Spur Casino in Elgin, Comanche Star Casino in Walters, and the new Comanche War Pony Casino.

The Comanche War Pony Casino will be open seven days a week from 9 am to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 9 am to 2 am Friday and Saturday. It is the first of two new Comanche casinos to open this year, the other one being Comanche Cache Casino.

The casino in Cache, Oklahoma, was previously reported as opening “in the first half of 2022.” Similar to Comanche War Pony Casino, it will also feature 250 gaming machines. The venue will also feature a restaurant and its architectural design will honor historic Comanche leader Quanah Parker.