Ponca Enterprise Gaming announces

forward progress of Fancy Dance Casino

Construction began this month


Perry, Oklahoma (May,  07 2019) – Officials with Ponca Enterprise Gaming, LLC (PEG), a subsidiary of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, today announced the selection of companies to continue progress on the new Fancy Dance Casino near Perry.


Timberlake Construction has been selected as the general contractor for the project. Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, PC (FSB) is the architect and the engineering firm is CP&Y, Inc. All three companies are based in Oklahoma City. Cardinal Engineering, based in Woodward, Oklahoma, is the project’s civil engineer.


“The new Fancy Dance Casino will be a source of revenue and stable employment for the Ponca Tribe and residents for years to come,” said Ric Lonsinger, PEG CEO. “The selection of three Oklahoma-based companies is a prime example of how quickly it will begin making a difference for Oklahomans. We’re proud to be the source of such great economic impact not only to surrounding counties but also to our tribe’s members.” 


The 10,000-square-foot facility will house nearly 290 electronic gaming machines. The casino is expected to employ approximately 90 full- and part-time employees when operational.


"This process was started in 2010 with the help of the late Jess Green, I appreciate all the hard work the LLC and the attorneys have put into this project to make it come to fruition,” said Chairman Douglas Rhodd. “The people of the Ponca Tribe will benefit from the economic growth created by the Fancy Dance Casino, and we can't wait for the opening."


Global Gaming Solutions is the developer and consultant for the new casino. GGS has opened  more than 30 casinos and placed or managed more than 50,000 electronic games at facilities across the country.


“The expertise Global Gaming Solutions brings to the Fancy Dance Casino ensures future patrons will have the best possible experience when they visit,” said Lonsinger. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to work with leading industry experts, and we look forward to providing a top-notch entertainment experience to residents and visitors.”


Construction on the casino as scheduled began early this month and expected to take approximately nine months, pending any construction or weather delays. The facility is located approximately 10 miles north of Perry near the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 412.



Further Inquires may be Directed to:

Richard J. Lonsinger


2019 Fancy Dance Winners from L to R: Cecil Gray, 4th Place, GrayCloud Lieb, 3rd Place, Simon Washee, 2nd Place, and Ryland Moore, Ponca Fancy Dance Champion with 1st Place

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