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Founded in 1987 as a bingo hall, Thunderbird Casino is one of the earliest opened casinos in Oklahoma. The casino features a full-service grill, snack and drink bar, table games and over 500 slot machines. Thunderbird Casino is owned by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. It is opened 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
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Phone: (405) 273-2679

TollFree: (800) 259-8525

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Amenities:
Gaming Machines & Table/Poker Games
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Thunderbird Casino Shawnee

Thunderbird Wild Wild West Casino

Categories:
Casinos, Bingo Halls, Amusement Places & Arcades
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Parking: Lot

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crayezeendn
03/23/2012Provided by Citysearch - 
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One of the last real native casinos left in OKlahoma

I've been going to this casino and since it opened in the 90's as a basic bingo hall. I've been to the ups and the downs of this casino and hate to see it's reputation bashed by idiots that are they have lost money to a casino. It's very funny to see people say this casino is racist and bash the employees. But this casino is one of the few casinos that is still run by it's tribal members who take pride in being native. Not like the surrounding casinos. That have obviously lost their tr...view moreue native ways. You lost your money fine but don't take your misfortune out on a business you went to thinking you was gonna hit it big. Thunderbird is a great casino with awesome staff. The atmosphere is great for it's size. It's not to big. not too small, but all around just right. I recommend you try it for yourself and not listen to those that need the 1-(800)-gambling phone line. The bottom bunch of people below this are just lame ducks who couldn't win.view less

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David11112
03/02/2012Provided by Citysearch - 
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Not Friendly

I don't know why they consider themselves friendly when people have to be invited to play there now (for promotions)? All other casinos are more friendly than Thunderbird!

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Sassygambler
09/03/2011Provided by Citysearch - 
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Thunderbird ain't what it used to be!

We used to enjoy going to Thunderbird until recently we have been observing what would seem to be a lot of coincidence, if you simply pay attention. Having never won a hot seat to this day I started noticing who did win. An inordinate amount of Indians seen to be winning. I don't believe this is coincidence and it certainly isn't random as they claim. It seems if you're Indian you are also really good at finding the machines that are paying. Also not coincidence, I don't believe. I gu...view moreess they can get away with this, they are now. But, it occurs to me that if we non-Indians quit donating to this casino, they might change their ways, or go broke. I, for one, won't darken their door again.view less

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08/19/2011
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Friendly staff, decent payouts...

Friendly staff, decent payouts, fun place to be. You can't be a winner all the time but but I have been 2/3's. It may not have been much, but I usually walk out with a little more than what I go in with. This is the only place I have ever gotten a "Hot Seat Drawing"!!!

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03/28/2011
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This place plays favorites, only family and friends win, I have watched while I LOOSE.

You think you will win because a few others are but after awhile you see the same faces winning over and over. People win the drawings, hot seats that this casino wants to win, not randomly, not because they are 'lucky' or find a good machine, they have admitted that only those who come regularly win hot seat drawings. People likely their family members won the thousand dollar drawings, it's rigged to the hilt. They only pretend to pull a name from the hopper, they have it in their han...view mored all ready, either the one pulling the name or the one who they pretend it pass it to in order to call the name.
I DON'T GO THERE ANYMORE for the person who snidely commented to others for the complaints, they are just TOO corrupt, the SMOKE so thick you can cut it with a knife and the favoritism with certain people insanely unfair. The techs on the floor KNOW when a jackpot is fixing to hit and on what machine. One guy that worked there gave his mother insane amounts of free play on her card so she could win big on the machines with money from people's cards that didn't come that day to use it. She bragged about it while she won several thousand dollars killing the machines for anyone else that came along that day.
Regulars that play the bid dollar machines win the jackpots. I went there for years trying to win one and only OTHER people won them that were picked by the techs.
I watched a girl win $2900 off a progressive with the techs all around her, knowing she would win, waiting for a 'hand out' after she did win.
You think you are any different? HELLO? After the management changed it got so bad there, so disgusting one tech told me that they are not there to give the players money, they are there to TAKE YOUR MONEY! It was the nicest thing he ever did was to tell the TRUTH. THEY CHEAT YOU!
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VERY FRIENDLY PLACE

I READ THESE REVIEWS AND SOME ARE JUST STUPID, IF YOU ARE NOT WINNING OR YOU THINK THE PEOPLE ARE RUDE WHY DO YOU GO THERE? HUH?
I THINK THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT, I HAVE BEEN TO ABOUT EVERY CASINO IN OKLAHOMA AND THUNDERBIRD BY FAR IS THE MOST FRIENDLY PLACE AROUND. ITS LIKE OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.
ALL THE STAFF ARE THE MOST HELPFUL, I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER WON A JACKPOT AND BEEN GOING FOR AT LEAST 7 YEARS 4 TIMES A WEEK. BUT IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOSE YOUR MONEY OR EXPECT TO WIN YO
...view moreU DON'T NEED TO GO TO ANY CASINO.view less

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01/26/2010
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bobcatgambler

Theres a few casinos here in OK but none as friendly and pay as well as Tbird. My money goes here when I want to go out. Good food cheap. Everybody there is willing to help if i need anything. They announce hotseats all the time. Matchplay every day of the wk. Good time? Go there if you want one.

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01/26/2010
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Great Time

I like to come to Thunderbird casino, it's a little out of my way. The way I'm treated when I'm there is alot better than at the other casinos I've attended. The staff is really friendly and helpful. I had a machine malfunction and the little girl tech was very helpful and nice. They offer some of the best promotions by far. I mean where else can you match your play 4 days a week, and win cash hot seats? I really enjoy the atmosphere for the most part, the only downfall is the nickle a...view morend dime pinchers that b!tch about not hitting anything betting 9 cents a spin. I mean thats ridiculous!!! And it's gambling, odds are you're not going to win everytime you go to a casino. Get over it and quit spending your welfare check on gambling. Get a real job and shut up.view less

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01/25/2010
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fanofTBird

Thunderbird is awsome. Hit 2 jackposts there last week. Matchplay everyday of the week for most people and you get a $500 drawing entry for every Sunday every time you get the match. Hot seats after matchplay and they go on for hours. The staff are very nice and helped me with everything I needed. My friends and I really like going there. You get alot of food for next to nothing when you go to the grill. There's alot on their menu for next to nothing. There is karaoke in the bar on F...view moreriday and Saturday night. I don't play at the card tables but they were full while I was there. They were having a FREE $500 tournament. The slot machines are new and they keep bringing in more. If you have a little extra head out to Thunderbird Casino. You will probably make it back and then some.view less

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