In partnership with the Kaw Nation, famed hard rock band KISS will be opening an Oklahoma-based casino, which is set to open its doors at some point of beginning next month. The band made famous by heavy hitting riffs and raucous antics on and off stage was a chart-topping ensemble of hair, makeup and sex appeal in the 70’s and 80’s. KISS is comprised of members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, and Tommy Thayer. KISS remains as iconic as they ever were in the music scene, as proven by their Hall of Fame induction in April, 2014.
The venue will be another iteration of the Rock and Brews franchise, which already has dozens of establishments throughout the US and Mexico, including Oklahoma City, Dallas, St. Louis, California, New Mexico. The location its sure to deliver satisfying experiences to suit every palate while patrons rock out to tunes from the iconic band and enjoy the latest in casino gaming and entertainment.
The decision to open a dedicated gaming venue with the band’s iconic music and pageantry comes four years after members and marketing entrepreneurs struck a deal with casino software developer Williams Interactive to create a KISS-themed online slot machine. The Rock and Brews venture will be the band’s first foray into the casino resort industry.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the key members behind the agreement with Kaw Nation developers and outside investors. The casino will be located on sovereign tribal land near the Kansas border in the town of Braman along interstate 35. This isn’t the first endeavour the pair have undertaken with tribal groups wither, with the two already enjoying a successful gaming venue near San Bernadino, California with Serrano tribe members called the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.
The Casino development follows an already established restaurant partnership with the group and Rock and Brews, which initially came to fruition with a 2013 restaurant opening in Torrance, CA.
In a recent interview with Fox Business, Simmons expanded on partnership details and the rapid growth of the brand. He outlined additional plans for the future and updates on the successful Rock & Brews ventures at Los Angeles International airport with interviewer Stuart Varney.
The Kaw Nation
Serving the Kanza population of Oklahoma, numbering some 3,500 strong, The Kaw Nation has been an established tribal gaming entity for years with three locations operating throughout Oklahoma.
This development in conjunction with Rock and Brews will build on already established casino concept in the works, adding to the portfolio of businesses run by the tribe in:
Kanza Travel Plaza
Tobacconist Venues Smoke Shop I and II
The wholesale tobacco business
Tobacco Row, Inc.
Solar Energy Supplier
Kaw Nation Construction Solutions
All of which includes a state of the art bingo hall and an off-track wagering facility. The tribe’s economic impact in the region is estimated to exceed $200 million.
KISS Slot Machine
The iconic KISS slot is highlighted at more than a dozen land-based casinos in Las Vegas as well as several online casinos as a freeware feature. The 5-reel slot comes equipped with 100 paylines in a unique configuration. It is in fact the first slot to employ the Colossal reels feature, which is set up as two games within the slot itself. One in a 5 by 4 reel (20 paylines) configuration and a second as a 5 by 12 reel (80 paylines) configuration, resulting in the total 100 paylines available to players.
The game features all the fixtures of a touring rock band, with guitar picks, stage lights and the iconic tongue of Bassist Gene Simmons. Each band member is represented on the reels in their unique persona, makeup and all. Wilds and scatters add to the winning possibilities, making this title a popular feature among casual and serious casino players.
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