Cherokee Nation Entertainment opened Fort Gibson Casino, a $20 million facility in Fall 2012. This location was significant to the Cherokee people as it was historically the processing center for the misplaced people during the “Trail of Tears.” The 27,500-square foot facility houses 300 electronic gaming machines, dining at Three Rivers Tavern and live music and entertainment. KMA Design created a custom signage system for the facility incorporating the Cherokee Nation Entertainment logo standards along with several design aesthetics boasting Cherokee traditions and theming. The interior and exterior signage included main entrance signage, back-of-house signage and dining/retail identification all casino destinations and amenities.
The exterior building identification included halo-illuminated channel letters with red push-through Envel acrylic faces mounted on Stucco and an 80’ LED message center entrance pylon. Interior signage included Cherokee Nation tribal patterns supplementing the ADA required components of the interior room signs. Syllabary, the native language was used as part of the messages.