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Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs


Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is located on Highway 20 just 3 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 Noon 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 Noon 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!


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 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Come out for live entertainment every week including local, regional, and national acts.


  • Dog Iron Grill
    • Monday - Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (Full Menu)
    • Friday - Saturday 10:00 pm - 2:00 am (Late Night Menu)

Meetings & Events

Will Rogers Downs has 3 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, and more. For large events and trade shows the Event Center is 30,000 square feet with an open floor plan for easy arrangement to customize your event.

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground

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


  • 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
Note: Rates start at $32