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Choctaw Casino Hotel Receives ABC’s 2013 Excellence in Construction Award

Pocola_2 Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, one of eight casinos operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Co. have received the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma’s 2013 Excellence in Construction Award.

“We’re honored to receive the Excellence in Construction Award along with our partners at Manhattan Construction Company,” said Steven Loyd, corporate operations director for Choctaw Casinos. “This project was many years in the making, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help us see it through to completion.”

The award, which recognizes innovation, quality and vision by a building team, was given in the Renovation More Than $10 Million category for the recent Choctaw Casino Hotel project that included renovation of the existing casino, an additional 62,400 square feet of casino space, a 118-room hotel tower and a 600-space covered parking garage.

The project also received an award in the Interiors category with Green Country Interiors, Inc. The awards were presented at ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Sept. 19 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla. neighbors historic Fort Smith, Ark. at 3400 Choctaw Road off of I-540.

About Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Oklahoma

Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla. is one of eight casinos operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. It offers over 2,100 slot machines, including progressives, high-stakes and penny slots, as well as table games including Craps, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Roulette. Choctaw Casino Hotel also includes a 118 room hotel, a convenient, covered parking garage and on-site bars and restaurants. For more information on Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla. visit

The entrance to the new and completed building.