Ramona Casino Chooses a Sure Thing
Cherokee Nation Entertainment didn’t want to gamble when it came to building their new historically significant 10,000-square-foot Ramona Casino. This architecturally unique project was completed by Abbco Roofing of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The new casino incorporates 20,000 square feet of Petersen Aluminum’s 24 gauge Flush Panels in copper penny, slate gray and several shades of red. 11,000 square feet of slate grey Horizontal Wall Panels were also used.
Located in Ramona, OK west of U.S. Highway 75, the casino was built on a 20-acre site near an existing casino. Selser Schaefer Architects began the project by developing a phased master plan that enabled consistent casino operations in a temporary facility while the permanent facility was completed. Also, because Ramona is where the first commercial oil well was drilled in what would become Oklahoma, Casino Ramona’s design is reminiscent of the time period from 1887 to 1906. Two oil derricks at the casino’s main entrance signify the beginning of the petroleum industry.
General contractor for the project was RM Builders of Muskogee, OK. Petersen Aluminum metal panels for the project were manufactured in PAC’s Tyler, TX plant.