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Golden Eagle Casino celebrates the opening of its first bar

HORTON, Kansas (WIBW) – The oldest casino in the state has ushered in a new era.

Leaders of the Kickapoo Tribe and Horton area cut the Eagle’s Nest Bar ribbon in a ceremony Thursday in Golden Eagle Casino.

ThunderChild Thomas added to the event with a ceremonial song, with the festivities capped off with a performance by the band Delta Haze.

Golden Eagle Casino General Manager Joe Magbitang said the casino has been working since 2007 to create a place in the casino for people to enjoy an adult drink. They have taken the past two years to finalize the details.

Magbitang says the full bar and multiple TVs to watch sporting events are a bonus with the recently signed sports betting law. By law, tribal casinos can renegotiate their pacts to allow sports betting.

“For the region and for the casino, this is a project we have worked hard for a long time,” Magbitang said. “For the region, it’s just another entertainment that we’re able to provide to our community and also have another outlet for a lot of our players.”

Golden Eagle Casino recently celebrated its 26th anniversary. In addition to the bar opening, Thursday also marked the reintroduction of poker to their gaming offerings.

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