SHAWNEE, Okla. – Channah D. Walker has joined the team at FireLake Casino as the marketing coordinator. Knowledgeable about the gaming industry and marketing, Walker is looking forward to the challenges of both the front and back of the house casino operations.
“FireLake Casino is a great entertainment venue that knows its customers. I plan to add new and fun promotions and rewards for our players. As a Native American, I am enthusiastic about the impact FireLake Casino has provided overall to the tribe, as well as the jobs provided, and the charitable contributions that have been made. I am delighted to be working with the management team at FireLake.”
Growing up in Oklahoma, Walker attended schools in Oklahoma City and Tecumseh. She thought she would always live in Oklahoma, and planned to return after leaving for college. Since then she has lived in Lawrence, Kan.; San Diego, Calif., and Falls City, Neb. When she received her Bachelor of Science in business management she was looking to work in the casino industry. Always longing to be back in Oklahoma, she is excited to share this great state with her husband and children.
Walker’s experience includes working as an assistant career counselor for a work readiness program in San Diego where she was introduced to the casino job culture. She worked with clients applying to several tribally-owned casinos as they were expanding and providing more jobs in the area. She has also worked for Prairie Band Casino & Resort in Mayetta, Kan., and also when the casino was managed by Harrah’s Corporate. During this time, they acquired Caesar’s Palace and she learned about the impact of two very different styles of casino marketing.
In her free time, Walker enjoys reading, running, listening to music and listening to her children’s view of the world with her husband. She has volunteered in various community organizations such as the United National Indian Tribal Youth. She wants to continue to be involved in organizations that will produce a better future.
Owned and operated by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, FireLake Casino successfully launched the tribe into the gaming industry in early 2003. Operating 24 hours, seven days a week, the casino features more than 700 slots, table games, poker and bingo. As the games are designated “Class 3, Oklahoma Compact,” six percent of FireLake Casino’s net gaming revenue goes to support the state’s public education fund. Located in the heart of Oklahoma, FireLake Casino is just seven miles south of Interstate 40 at Exit 181 in Shawnee.