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NWA Democrat-Gazette Best of the Best 21 Sunday, October 29, 2017 By Dave Woods NWA Democrat-Gazette S hannon Jennings gets excited when she talks about Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs. The longtime casino veteran spent the last nine years getting to know the casino game and what it is that keeps players coming back. "I think the gaming is fun and we also have great service," she said. "People come here because the they like the service they get. They can have fun. It's because our employees are number one and we have great people who work here. They always strive to make the players experience memorable at Cherokee Casino." The appeal of Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs, Shannon believes has a lot to do with location. "We're right on the boarder of Siloam Springs, Arkansas in Oklahoma and just across the street from Northwest Arkansas," she explained. "The majority of our employees actually live in Northwest Arkansas and I think that with the majority of our employees living there that's how we connect with the residents. We are also residents of Northwest Arkansas. Basically this is our home." Most days Shannon can be found on her home turf, the casino fl oor surrounded by more than 1500 machines, 30 gaming tables, a poker room, several bars, live entertainment and multiple dining options. "We have live shows in the SEVEN Bar," she noted. "We have free entertainment Thursday through Saturday with cover bands, classic rock, country and all of those shows are free. We usually have one big act during the month that draws a really big crowd. But we also have starting to do ticketed events in our Qualla Ballroom." Comedy shows have been successful at Cherokee Casino and Hotel, too. "Several have been sold out," she said. "We have comedians from all over the United States and New They are a lot of Fun." When you are ready to take a short break from gaming Shannon suggests checking out one of their dining options "We have the River Cane Buffet, which every body loves," Shannon said. "So many choices… anything from hometown to Italian. We have a Mexican station and an Asian station. We have crab legs on the weekends and amazing desserts at the Sweet Treats Bakery. We have a restaurant called Flint Creek. You can get a great steak there. We also have a late night bar and a late night bar menu. Shannon thinks it's the fun environment and friendly staff that keep patrons coming back week after week. "The main thing is that we offer a fun environment," she stressed. "We have a great team. We couldn't run this place without them. There the ones who make our guests feel comfortable here and keep them coming back." Finding fun at Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs not a roll of the dice ★★★ Finalist ★★★ Buffet Casino Restaurant (River Cane Buffet) ★★★ Winner ★★★ Casino, Casino Bar, Casino Restaurant (Flint Creek), Casino Shows, Best Slots, Loosest Slots

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