The new CrossWinds Casino, owned by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, opened Tuesday in Park City. It’s located at 777 Jackpot Way which is the 77th Street exit (exit 16) off I-135. The 20,000 square foot building is essentially one big room. It was reminiscent of many smaller Oklahoma casinos I’ve been to where its slots only.
Since Tuesday, lines have been long due to its 375-person capacity limit due to COVID-19. At times, it’s been wrapped around the building. Fortunately, I was able to beat the lines and get in by going early in the morning to get a first look at what to expect at CrossWinds Casino.
The first thing you’ll want to do is go to the Players Club and get yourself a players card. You never know, you could hit big or lose a lot and start accruing some credits. Plus all Players Card members get a monthly newsletter, an annual birthday offer, exclusive email and text offers, merchandise giveaways and free check cashing! I signed up to accrue points for free food, not so much the free check cashing.
There are roughly 700 machines scattered throughout the building. As stated earlier, there are only Class 2 gaming devices (also called electronic bingo machines) allowed in the casino. I was talking to an employee about the difference was between Class 2 machines and others and everything I was told went way over my head. Basically, it’s a type of slot machine. But I did learn, video poker machines are not considered class 2 so they aren’t available.
They did tell me that more gaming options and card games are hopefully in the works for the next year depending on an agreement with the state of Kansas.
I’m not much of a slot machine guy as I love card and table games ten times more. But I did give The Karate Kid game a try with a $100 bill.
I walked away losing $99.39.
CrossWinds Casino, like all casinos, does offer free tea, coffee, water and other non-alcoholic beverages. I tried to drink $99.39 worth of iced tea to make some of my money back…
…Which led me to the bathrooms. Their men’s restroom was very clean for how busy it was. It is worth noting there was only one bathroom in the casino and it had three urinals and three stalls available. Once the place reaches capacity, this could be a crowded area.
Smoking is allowed in the casino and if you forget to bring yours, a vending machine has them on sale. On my visit, the machine was out of order but I’m not a smoker so it didn’t bother me at all.
A fully stocked bar was also set up towards the back of the casino. I was told they were still working on the bar and getting more televisions placed up. The bar was still closed on my visit. Someone told me, they would open at 11 a.m.
If you get hungry, they do have an area called Bottles & Bites. It’s a basic no frills kitchen area that serves some simple pub fare and breakfast favorites.
Bottles & Bites serves breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and then lunch & dinner from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Don’t fret, there are tables to sit at if you choose to dine there. The tables are located right in front of Bottles & Bites.
We ordered nearly their entire breakfast menu. I don’t think anybody is expecting 5-star cuisine here. For what we did have, we were satisfied. The breakfast sandwich was a better than average meal and the sausage gravy was the best part of my meal; probably an underrated menu item there.
I ate sooooo much food which led me to a revisited review of the bathrooms. Once again, still tidy.
As of Wednesday, March 3, CrossWinds Casino is open 24/7 and maintains a 375-person capacity until limits are changed. If you’re big into slots, this is definitely a spot worth checking out. Now if you’ll excuse me, I still need to continue peeing this $99.39 of iced tea that I was chugging down forever.
Here’s the Bottle & Bites menu:
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