KISS members, Kaw Nation to build casino resort in Oklahoma

By Jerry Wofford Tulsa World

Two rock legends will team up with the Kaw Nation to build a new rock ’n’ roll-themed casino and resort complex in Oklahoma.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, members of rock band KISS, are set to bring their Rock & Brews restaurant concept to the Kaw Nation casino in Braman, northwest of Ponca City about 15 miles south of the Kansas state line on Interstate 35.

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Jan. 12, where more details about the project will be announced.

There are just more than a dozen Rock & Brews restaurants across the country, including in the Dallas metro area and in Oklahoma City. The partnership with the Kaw Nation will be the first to take the restaurant to the casino and resort project. It also includes partners Michael Zislis, and Dave and Dell Furano. They will be on hand for the announcement, as well as local partner Kirk Williams and Kaw Nation Chairwoman Jacque Secondline Hensley.

“This partnership with Rock & Brews will provide the Kaw Nation with the opportunity to again be the prime gaming and entertainment destination in our market,” Hensley said in a statement announcing the partnership.

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