DURANT, OK & SECAUCUS, NJ – Choctaw Casino & Resort—Durant has been recognized by readers of Meetings & Conventions (M&C) as a 2016 Gold Key Elite Award winner in the Best Gaming Property category in the southwestern region.
“We are honored to accept this recognition from the top meeting planners in the country,” said T.R. Kanuch, Senior Executive Officer, Division of Commerce, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “Choctaw Casinos & Resorts strives to consistently deliver well-planned events that become once-in-a-lifetime occasions. It pleases the entire Choctaw Nation to know our guests enjoy an extraordinary experience at Choctaw Casinos & Resorts.”
The only AAA Four Diamond rated hotel in Southeastern Oklahoma, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts – Durant has hosted the World Poker Tour (WPT) for the past two years, and offers an exceptional selection of more than 4,100 exciting slots, popular table games such as Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow, Baccarat, High-Limit Baccarat, Roulette and Craps. The Choctaw Casino private Poker Lounge features 30 tables and a dedicated staff to ensure each player has an extraordinary experience. At the Choctaw Casino Racebook, players enjoy the excitement on 70 TVs, and place their bets at 36 wagering carrels and 6 self-service terminals.
In addition to an award-winning gaming experience, Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant offers world-class entertainment in their 25,000 sq. ft. Magnolia Grand Ballroom. Other amenities include a conference center, a full-service spa, an expansive luxury pool retreat and an entertainment district complete with an arcade, 20-lane bowling center, 4-screen cinema, 2-story laser tag arena, a sports bar and a food court.
For over 35 years, M&C’s Gold Key Awards have recognized leading hotels that have excelled in servicing meeting and event professionals, as voted on by the readers of M&C. This year, hotel chains were recognized nationally, while leading hotel properties were recognized in several categories regionally in the US and worldwide. The top vote-getters in each category in each region earned the Gold Award Elite distinction.
Readers of M&C voted for the winners of the Gold Key Awards via online ballots and provided feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for their top hotels, conference centers and CVBs.
All winners will be listed in M&C’s annual Gold Awards special issue, in print and online, distributed to 50,000 readers in November 2016. The online version will be posted simultaneously and available for viewing for a full-year online.
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ABOUT THE CHOCTAW NATION DIVISION OF COMMERCE
The Choctaw Nation Division of Commerce generates revenue to accelerate the success of the third largest Indian Nation in the United States. A dazzling array of businesses provides more than 5,000 jobs and includes 20 gaming sites, two resorts, six hotels, a KOA RV park, six restaurant franchises, a multi-million dollar printing company, 14 travel plazas, 12 ranches and farms encompassing 65,000 acres where they manage 2,100 cattle and harvest 130,000 pounds of pecans, and a full-service grocery store in Clayton, Oklahoma.
ABOUT THE CHOCTAW NATION
The Choctaw Nation is the third largest Indian Nation in the United States, with close to 200,000 tribal members. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The vision of the Choctaw Nation is “To achieve healthy, successful, productive, and self-sufficient lifestyles for a proud nation of Choctaws.” Tribal business success over the past few years has enabled the Choctaw Nation to begin to achieve this vision, as well as to assist the communities that are in the Choctaw Nation. Faith, Family and Culture are important values to Choctaw people. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.
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