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Comanche Nation Set to Construct Casino Resort in Oklahoma

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The Comanche Nation Tribe has begun their preliminary efforts to get all of the design and construction teams in place to build their $97 million casino in Oklahoma.

The casino, which will be located near Lawton Oklahoma is going to have most of the amenities that all of the modern casinos being built enjoy.

ASCG Inc. of New Mexico and Flintco Inc. of Oklahoma were the two companies picked to design and construct the facility, that announcement came today from the Comanche Nation.

The gaming floor will have 15 tables games, 1,100 slots, and a poker room for gamblers. For the casual vacationer, there will be a 151 room hotel, a spa, a golf course with a golf club, a conference center, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Food is always an important ingredient when building a casino and the Nation will provide plenty of food with a 24 hour restaurant and deli, a buffet, and a steakhouse for anyone looking to take a break from gaming.

The Tribe has also left open the option of adding another 150 hotel rooms if business dictates it necessary.

The Comanche Nation has almost 6,000 members in the Lawton area and 14,000 members. The target date for opening of the new casino is set for the fall of 2008.

Detroit Casinos Nearing Contract Deadline With Workers

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This weekend is going to be tiresome for negotiators between Detroit’s three casinos and the union for the workers they employ, as the clock is ticking on a contract that will expire on Tuesday at 11:59 P.M.

Negotiations are set to be taking place throughout the weekend and both sides are hopeful a deal can be in place before the old deal expires.

Union members do not seem ready to budge on their demands as they have voted to allow their negotiators to call a strike if necessary, and that means that 6,100 workers will be left without incomes.

That also means that the three casinos could have a lot of jobs to fill come Wednesday morning, certainly a situation that all parties involved would like to avoid.

The only area not affected by the negotiations are the managers, as almost all of the other areas of the casinos are represented by five labor unions.

The three casinos, MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown, and Motor City, have all admitted negotiations are going on, but as of now there is no progress to be reported, which means a strike could be imminent.

As reported in The Detroit News, a spokesman was asked if the workers were preparing picket signs for a strike, and the response was, “We’re not at that stage yet.”

The two sides will work feverishly as the deadline for the old contract approaches.

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