The Stables Casino in Miami, OK is looking to bring in more foot traffic in the coming year. The popular gambling destination has already begun the renovation process on the upper floor to open a comedy club. The new entertainment destination is scheduled to open sometimes in January of 2015.
The new comedy club will include a lighted stage and enough floor space to seat 90 patrons. Crews have been working diligently on the new comedy club for many weeks now as the Miami casino’s owners hope to draw additional clientele. Patrons will be able to order beverages from their tables, or visit the comedy club’s full bar, while enjoying the humorous musings of today’s best side-splitting performers.
The Stables Casino is owned and operated by the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. Stables’ General Manager Mark Whitely and tribal directors put their heads together and came up with the idea to present a whole new genre of entertainment for Miami casino goers. After much discussion revolving around a reduction in gambling clientele, it was decided that cutting down the number of high roller slot machines to accommodate the comedy club would be beneficial to all involved.
“It’s really not much in the way of a remodel,” explained Mike Reynolds, Assistant General Manager of The Stables Casino, “but it will be a great place for live comedy shows. We pulled machines out and built the stage,” Reynolds continued, adding that the reconstruction phase has already been underway for the last two months.
The casino has not booked any comedians for the new stage just yet, but Reynolds did say that they will be using a talent agency to harvest their upcoming performances. “We don’t have everything finalized,” said Reynolds, but he did say Stables is, “going to try to run two shows every Friday and two shows every Saturday.”
Reynolds said the casino is hoping to, “offer something for a regular event every weekend.” The first line-up of comedic talent is expected to be confirmed within the next few weeks, according to Reynolds, who said, “We should be selling tickets mid-December.”
The goal is for Stables Casino to offer a complete entertainment package to their visitors. The destination already runs a classy dining experience via the Stables Clubhouse Restaurant, and the casino is packed with over 500 slot machines and electronic gaming machines. Although some machines were removed from the upper floor, where the Comedy Club will be located, it is still home to a high-stakes slots areas for the casino’s more affluent customers.
Remaining competitive in the Sooner State isn’t the easiest thing to do these days. The great state of Oklahoma is home to 55 casino destinations, four of which are located in the city of Miami. Its local competitors include Buffalo Run Casino, High Winds Casino and Quapaw Casino, all operated by Native American organizations. In fact, the only Oklahoma casino run by the state is Remington Park, a racino (horse racing track and casino) located in Oklahoma City since 1988.