Cherokee Nation Enterprises is the retail, gaming, entertainment, hospitality and cultural tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. CNE operates casinos in Tulsa, Claremore, Roland, West Siloam Springs, Fort Gibson, Sallisaw and Tahlequah, as well as the Cherokee Travel Plaza, two Cherokee Outpost convenience stores, six retail tobacco shops, four gift shops, two golf courses and three hotels. The company is currently undergoing a $150 million expansion at its flagship resort property in Tulsa which will now be branded as a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and a $125 million expansion at Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs.
For the past two years, CNE has been voted the number one company to work for in Oklahoma by Oklahoma magazine, a statewide publication. The company currently employs more than 3,200 people throughout northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. CNE began operating in 1990 with the opening of the Roland Bingo Hall, later to be expanded into Cherokee Casino Roland. In 2007, CNE's total revenue reached $418.6 million. CNE continues to grow, with 100 percent of the profit benefiting the Cherokee Nation through job creation and funding for vital government services, such as health, education, housing and community services. – less–ZoomInfo