August 15, 2011 –
MAYETTA: The Prairie Band Casino & Resort (PBC&R) took first in five Best of Topeka categories for 2011 in a contest sponsored by the Topeka Capital-Journal. The casino won Best Employer, Best Casino, Best Place for Live Entertainment,Best Place for Lunch with the Longhouse Buffet and Best Restaurant Service with Three Fires Steakhouse.
Firekeeper Golf Course, also owned by the PBPN which opened last spring, placed second in the Best Golf Course category. Lake Shawnee placed first with Topeka Country Club, Berkshire Golf Club and Cypress Ridge Golf Course taking the third through fifth rankings respectively.
The Best of Topeka is chosen annually by Capital-Journal readers who submit their favorites in 100 categories that are then ranked from one to five. Categories range from Best Place to Find a Pet to Best Event in Northeast Kansas and the winners are announced each year in a special advertising feature in the newspaper.
The PBC&R includes three dining establishments, a luxurious hotel, spacious gaming floor that includes slots and table games and a 12,000 square-foot convention center. In addition, the enterprise operates an RV park and Nation Station convenience store and the Firekeeper Golf Course, an 18-hole course that sits across the street.