Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma has entered the final stages of a $600 million expansion project and is just a few short weeks away from unveiling the product of two-years’ worth of construction work at the property.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, owner of the already glitzy resort, broke ground on its grand extension in the spring of 2019. A subsidiary of major general contractor Tutor Perini had been tapped to deliver the multimillion-dollar scheme.
Property officials this week announced that a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new additions to the hotel and casino complex will be held on August 5 and a firework show for the public will take place the following day.
The massive expansion includes a new hotel tower, extended gaming space, a host of new food and beverage facilities, and two new pools, among other attractions and entertainment facilities.
The Sky Tower, the property’s new hotel, will add 1,000 hotel rooms to the resort’s accommodation options. The luxurious 21-story tower will offer luxury suites, traditional king and double bed rooms, and hospitality suites.
The new hotel will also feature a tropical escape spreading over three acres. The new pool complex will incorporate two beautifully designed pools. One of them will be family-friendly and will offer a waterslide. The other one will be adult-only and will feature a swim-up bar serving diverse beverages. The pool complex will further have 50 poolside cabanas.
Expanded Gaming Floor
The expansion project also includes new additions to the property’s gaming offering. It will unveil next month 3,300 new slot machines and 40 new table games located on a new gaming floor. In just a month, the casino will also feature a new poker venue with 30 additional tables.
The existing gaming space and the new floor will be connected by a district amusement center that will also feature an upgraded kids area.
The expansion will further add six new restaurants, 11 new bars and lounges, including The League sports bar, refined and elevated shopping experience, two new theaters, and more.
Commenting on the expansion project, Wendy Carter, Assistant General Manager at the resort, said that the new additions include “everything you would expect to see at a 5-star resort” and that the experience offered is not “rivaled in many Vegas properties on the Strip.”
The property official went on that “it’s very special, and the best part is – unlike many casino resorts – it’s family friendly; there’s something for every single age group to do here.”
The expansion is expected to generate 1,000 new jobs. Around 3,000 people are currently employed at the property’s existing amenities.
Source: New expansion at Choctaw Casino and Resort nearing completion, KXII, July 8, 2021