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15700 E State Hwy 9, Norman, OK | Directions 7302635.189276 -97.325312
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 true 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.
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!
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 guess 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.
great place if you need a little cash – ihav been playing for 8 years and my casino profits have paid for my cciggarets all the time ikeep my casino separate from family money and only play casino profits
if you get greedy you will lose
A great place to get your throat slit, pickpockets! – I use to play all day and still leave with a little money to play the next day. Now, you are lucky to play 15 minutes even if you have several hundred dollars! They steal you blind. Sure, you see a 'few' winning that they plant out there but it's all for show to get you to let your guard down. Don't be fooled, they a a cunning den of thieves, a pit of snakes.
Most Corrupt Casino in Oklahoma – This is the most corrupt casino in Oklahoma. These people are a bunch of crooks. Their machines hardly ever pay out and if they do, it's very minimal. Their staff is very rude and unfriendly. The ones that were friendly and nice the new management came in and fired.
Their security is a joke and very corrupt. One particular female security guard, Marquerite, is very very rude and thinks she's really something since she carries a gun. She is the biggest joke of the whole security team. They have maybe 2 security guards that are cool.
Their machines are broke down most of the time including the new ones. If you do happen to be winning, the machine breaks down.
True story....... about a month ago a friend of mine was playing the slot machines and was actually winning, one of the security guards kept coming by and watching her, seeing that she was winning. She started to get up and get something else to drink (she was only drinking the free cokes, no liquor), the security guard offered to go get it for her, which they never do. He got her something to drink, Shortly after he got her the coke she decided to cash out and go home. She almost didn't make it home.....by the time she got home she was seeing tracers and was very sick. The security guard had slipped something into her drink. Her husband contacted the tribe and they told him there was an investigation going on with the security.
One security guard would go around and see who was winning, would slip something into their drinks, when they got ready to leave, one of the off-duty security guards would follow them, the people would get sick and have to pull over and the off-duty security guard would rob them.
There are too many nicer casino's around to put up with stuff like that. One's you can actually win at, not have to put up with all the smoke, dirtiness and rude staff.
THUNDERBIRD CASINO HAS CHANGED FOR THE WORSE – 2 YEARS AGO,YOU COULD GO THERE AND STAY FOR 8 HOURS AND YOU COULD AND YOU WOULD WIN ON THE SLOT MACHINES,JACKPOT AFTER JACKPOT.BUT NOW,THEY MUST HAVE FIXED THE MACHINES NOT TO PAY OFF AS MUCH AS THEY DID,BECAUSE NOW,YOU CAN NOT AND YOU DO NOT WIN MUCH THERE,ANYMORE.
Poor place to play, bad machine win rates, fake friendlyness – The workers will even tell you they are not there to give you money but to take your money. You might win one day but it's a fishing game. They throw out a little bait then real you in for the money.This place is a low life bar atmosphere with slots. You have to stand in line EVERY time you want change, cash out a ticket, anything! The lines take so long you want to scream. It's dog dirty, drunks stumbling around, watch your purse and money, they steal it right out of your machine, out of your purse. The ATM machines will repeatedly charge your card even if it refuses your attempt to take out money. Getting it disputed is like walking on thin ice, they won't give your money back they say you got and didn't.
Tightest machines in town, it's not entertainment it's HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Nothing they do is fair, it's planned, not won. Mostly take and very little giving if at all. Lost thousands over the months. – Coupons, hot seat drawings, singers to lure you into their spider web. Thick smoke, no ventalation or much assortment of slot machines to play, cheap, cheap, cheap. Drawings are not fair, rigged, giveaways are not random. This establishment allows 'traveling through' people to win all the jack pots the locals put in the machines, totally rigged, unfair practices. Half the machines in the place are always down, the other half so tight they don't spin at times. On hot seat nights the machines don't pay but for a few then even they go on the take.
They collect from people playing to pay one person a $1000 hot seat at their choice. Been going there 3 years and never got that much, machines won't play back even with $700 put in one. They hold it for someone else of their choice to let the machine pay specific individuals thousands while everyone else has to sit, watch and loose. I have NOT ONCE won a jackpot. That is reserved for their family members or friends. Most unethical place to play that has robbed me and others of thousands of the last 3 months. They won't think twice of robbing you either. Their ATMs rob you as well 1/2 the time.
WOW – A GROUP OF US WENT TO THUNDERBIRD AND HAD A GREAT TIME. WEHEARD ONE OF THE BEST BANDS, SCOTT KING AND THE BLUE COLLAR BOYS THAT NIGHT. THEY WERE GREAT. ONE OF THE GUYS IN OUR GROUP WON A PRETTY LARGE JACKPOT ON ONE OF THE SLOT MACHINES. AND KEPT WINNING. IT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY LUCKY DOG. I KNOW WHERE I WILL BE ON MY BIRTHDAY. GREAT NIGHT GREAT TIME ALL THE PEOPLE THERE WERE GREAT.
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