KISS founders Simmons, Stanley to open rock 'n' roll casino & resort in Oklahoma

Gene Simmons performing with the band KISS (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

BRAMAN, Okla. (KTUL) -- KISS is bringing their rock 'n' roll style to Oklahoma by way of a new casino and resort.

Founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have partnered with the Kaw Nation on the first ever Rock & Brews Casino Resort, an expansion of the music legends' Rock & Brews restaurant chain.

Simmons and Stanley will join Kaw Nation chairwoman Jacque Secondine Hensley Jan. 12 in Braman, Okla. for a groundbreaking ceremony. Other partners, including restaurateur-hotelier Michael Zislis, merchandisers Dave and Dell Furano and local partner Kirk Williams -- will also be in attendance.

The casino and resort joins Rock & Brews' roster of family-friendly rock-inspired restaurants worldwide.

Braman, Okla. is about 125 miles northwest of Tulsa and 55 miles south of Wichita, Kan.

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