Legends Resort & Casino is owned and operated by Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB). CNB’s history in the hospitality and gaming industry spans more than three decades. We helped pioneer casino gaming in Oklahoma, and our operations have grown to include 10 casinos and associated hospitality amenities, including restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, golf courses, and a horseracing track. Across our properties, CNB hosts more than 10 million annual guest visits and employs more than 4,000 team members.


Building on CNB’s growth throughout Northeast Oklahoma, Legends Resort & Casino will be CNB’s first commercial casino operation. Legends Resort & Casino will be a premier $225 million entertainment destination located off Hob Nob Road, just north of Interstate 40.


Over the course of our history, CNB has succeeded by doing business the right way – through thoughtful planning, building partnerships, and always honoring commitments. CNB’s culture of success and innovation has led to rapid growth, and our commitment to ethical operations has earned the respect of industry partners.


With robust plans for best-in-class gaming, a four-star hotel, and amenities and attractions inspired by the unique beauty of the Arkansas River Valley, Legends will offer something for everyone. Stay tuned for development updates over the coming months.

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Cherokee Nation Businesses is a world-class entertainment powerhouse known for being an exceptional community partner. We operate debt free with more than $1 billion in assets and have a track record of no layoffs or facility closures. We do things right.

  • Prioritize safety & security first
  • Manage responsible operations
  • Buy, hire & source locally
  • Possess financial strength & stability
  • Take pride in being the employer of choice
  • Listen & respond to community needs


Legends is a strategic consultant to Cherokee Nation Businesses with renowned expertise in creating unforgettable entertainment and hospitality experiences.


Three Decades of Excellence in Gaming

As a company, we have never performed layoffs, filed for bankruptcy or permanently closed any casino in our 30 years of operation. Even during COVID-19, we gave employees paid leave.


Today, we operate ten casino gaming properties in markets that are very similar to Pope County. Our hospitality consulting arm is often leveraged by other non-competing tribes and companies who are looking to open casinos.


An Outstanding Community Partner

CNB and Legends Resort & Casino have maintained a local office in downtown Russellville since September 2019, which serves as a destination for area residents to ask questions, inquire about future employment opportunities and get to know their life-long community partner. 

Our commitment to buying, hiring and sourcing locally stands strong. Not only have we hired local residents as employees, we have purchased goods and services from local vendors and supported more than 40 local organizations through volunteer efforts, event sponsorships and financial contributions. 

The future is legendary for Pope County.