Winning combination – Newcastle Casino

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A new entrance leads visitors into the expanded gaming area and restaurant at Newcastle Casino.
Newcastle Casino’s expanded gaming area includes 500 new electronic games.
Kitchen 44, a new restaurant in Newcastle Casino, is open 24 hours daily.

Winning combination – Newcastle Casino adds games, restaurant, parking garage

By Linda Miller

Newcastle Casino has had another growth spurt.

Since opening 16 years ago, the casino has been expanded seven times, the most recent including 30,000 square feet of gaming, a restaurant and parking garage.

Some 500 new electronic games beckon with flashing lights, spinning wheels and sound effects. Smack in the middle of the new gaming area and just as tempting is Kitchen 44 with a menu of Southern-style dishes, including pot roast, country fried steak, fried catfish, chicken fried chicken, sandwiches and burgers. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open 24 hours a day.

Ryan Sykes, the casino’s general manager, said the expansion was necessary due to increased patronage. Close proximity to Oklahoma City, Norman and Moore makes it a popular destination for those who want to try their luck. The expansion brings the total number of electronic games to 3,000, including go-to classics and new games that may soon become favorites.

“The focus of Newcastle Casino has always been about building relationships with our patrons and improving their experience at the casino,” Sykes said. “We have seen consistent growth in the facility and look forward to offering more to our patrons and the surrounding communities.”

The expansion project also included renovation of the former Stonehouse Pizzeria into the Front Row Sports Bar where guests can take a time-out and watch their favorite sporting event while munching on a Frito chili pie or Nathan’s Famous hot dog and sipping a cool drink.

Casino officials knew additional games and amenities would draw even more guests, necessitating increased parking. A six-level parking garage on the north side of the casino keeps cars and patrons protected from the heat and the cold with an enclosed walk from the ground floor into the casino.

“The excitement surrounding the casino expansion has grown since the project started,” Sykes said. “The restaurant, parking garage and gaming floor have been well received by patrons, and employees are proud to show off the new facilities to visitors.”

Newcastle Casino, owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation, is at 2457 Highway 62 Service Road in Newcastle. For more information, go to www.newcastlecasino.com.

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