Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is located on Highway 20 just three miles east of Claremore. It’s a destination in itself with live horse racing, a wide variety of electronic gaming machines, live entertainment every week at the Dog Iron Saloon, dining options, and meetings rooms for every special occasion!

Live Horse Racing

Will Rogers Downs has a Spring meet with live Thoroughbred racing March through May. Post time is 12 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. The Fall racing meet runs September through November with Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 12 pm. The simulcast rooms broadcast live racing from around the country on more than 100 screens!

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, Will Rogers Downs has special giveaways and contests on Derby Day (the first Saturday of May each year)! There will be breakfast on the rail, Derby hat contest, great racing, and giveaways!

Live horse racing at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs


Will Rogers Downs has over 250 electronic gaming machines to suit your tastes! There are no table games offered.

Live Entertainment

The Dog Iron Saloon is Open Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 1 am and Friday & Saturday 11 am to 2 am. Come out for live entertainment every week including local, regional, and national acts!

Upcoming National Events- Start at 8 pm unless otherwise noted
10/10   Austin Cobb
10/11   River’s Edge
10/15   Round Up Boys
10/17   Shotgun & Lace 7:30 pm
10/17   Earl Thomas Conley 9 pm
10/18   Paul Bogart
10/24   Runnin’ On Empty
10/25   Nick Gibson
10/31   Darrel Cole

Live local and regional entertainers every Friday and Saturday night!

Dog Iron Saloon at Will Rogers Downs with live entertainment weekly

Heath Wright playing at the Dog Iron Saloon


Mercedes Room Breakfast

  • Monday-Saturday 8 am-11 am
  • Sunday 8 am-12 pm

Breakfast Buffet

  • Monday-Saturday 8 am-11 am
  • Friday & Saturday Midnight to 4 am
  • Sunday 8 am-Noon

Lunch & Dinner

  • Sun-Thursday 11 am-10 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 11 am-Midnight

Enjoy hot breakfast buffet at Will Rogers Downs

Meetings & Events

Will Rogers Downs has three private meetings rooms ranging from 2,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Depending on your needs they can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 500 people. Room rental prices vary depending on the size and scope of your event. All amenities are available including private beverage service, presentation equipment, dance floor, etc. For large events and trade shows the Event Center is 20,000 square feet with an open floor plan for easy arrangement to customize your event!

Will Rogers Downs is home to annual events including the Gatesway Balloon Festival, Boots N BBQ, and more!

KOA Campground

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs offers a KOA campground and RV Park with more than 400 RV pads just a short walk away from the racino!


  • 50/30 amp
  • Full Hookups
  • Restrooms
  • Laundry
  • Shower Facilities
  • 24 hour security
  • WiFi
  • Dog Park
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Playground
  • Tent Sites
  • BBQ grills and picnic tables
  • Pavilion with picnic area
  • Chapel

Rates start at $32.

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