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Durant Casino and Resort breaks ground on expansion

Casino_Groundbreaking Leaders of the Choctaw Nation break ground on the upcoming expansion.

Pyle_at_groundbreakingThe Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, a AAA Four Diamond Resort, held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 12 for a major expansion that will make it a regional tourist destination.

The expansion will create additional gaming, non-gaming and entertainment venues as well as more dining and lodging options. The south casino remodel, which begins in October, will include new dining options and a themed center bar. Additional expansion phases will feature an updated Oasis pool experience with an indoor/outdoor bar and grill. A four-venue food court and sports bar adjacent to a 24-lane bowling alley, arcade, two-story laser tag and cinema complex with five state-of-the-art theaters will be adjacent to the south casino which will also feature additional gaming machines.

A new 22-story hotel tower with 500 rooms and VIP suites is planned. A full-service destination “sky” spa with 12 treatment rooms, a hair and nail salon, a fitness center and an outdoor pool will all be located on the top floor of the new hotel “spa” tower.

A multi-purpose three level convention/entertainment venue on the second floor of the new hotel tower will seat over 3,000 guests with over 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The new hotel tower will also feature 9,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor of the new hotel tower.

The south center remodel is projected to be completed in December 2013, with the overall expansion scheduled to be completed in first quarter of 2015.

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