About the Project


The Ramona Casino, owned by Cherokee Nation Entertainment, opened the $18 million facility in August 2012. The 31,000-square foot facility houses 500 electronic gaming machines, dining at Ramona Grille and live music and entertainment at the Watering Hole. The casino celebrates the first oil strike in Oklahoma, which involved the Cherokee people. The building’s design is reminiscent of an oil strike with funnel-like columns supporting the porte-cochere and roof structures. KMA Design developed a custom signage system for the facility incorporating the design aesthetics and artistic casino theming.

The interior and exterior signage developed included main entrance signage, back-of-house signage and restaurant identification for the Ramona Grille and Watering Hole. The design elements were comprised of Cherokee Nation tribal patterns along with Syllabary, the Cherokee language.