FireLake Entertainment Center’s Mary Hunt keeps gaming fair

Even in a highly regulated sector such as gaming, there are always individuals seeking to take advantageof the system. Popular culture has even made heroes out of the practice with films like “Casino” and“Ocean’s Eleven.” Less celebrated in Hollywood portrayals though are those behind the scenes of gaming enterprises tasked with staying one step ahead Read More »

Grand receives hospitality award

CPN is located in an area of Oklahoma referred to as Frontier Country. It encompasses all of central Oklahoma from Stillwater to Norman and Seminole to Yukon. Oklahoma City is the largest city in Frontier Country and the state. Competition in such a heavily populated area makes it that much harder for business’ to stand Read More »

Director of Casino operations Judy Shore finds career at Grand Casino

  In an industry that Hollywood has portrayed as a bastion of rogues and crooks, working in the gaming community can appear as a strange career path for someone like Judy Shore. Shore, the Director of Casino Operations for Grand Casino Hotel and Resort is more typical a face of the gaming industry than anything Read More »

One night of bingo creates a lifetime career at CPN for Mike Petray

From Blackjack dealers to the cooks at the Bistro Grill, FireLake Casino is the workplace for dozens of tribal employees. The managerial staff at FireLake Entertainment Center has plenty of combined years of success. While each individual works as part of the larger team, those responsible for gaming operations fall under the supervision of Director Read More »

FireLake Entertainment Center still thriving after three decades

  Once surrounded by a corn field, FireLake Entertainment Center’s current surroundings look starkly different than it did thirty years ago. Its continuing transformation mirrors that of the tribe’s, whose holdings once consisted of a simple bingo hall, a small administrative trailer and just a few parcels of land. Constructed in 1982 as a bingo Read More »

FireLake Entertainment Center GM looks back on 22 years of service

Linda Canada was 19 years old when she moved from Quitaque, Texas to Shawnee, Okla. with her immediate family. Her familiarity with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation began when Canada was playing at the old bingo hall, before the tribe ever owned a casino. She picked up an application during one visit and the rest is Read More »