In the United States and the federally-recognized Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has reportedly announced that the $165 million casino resort it is building in southeastern Oklahoma has been given the name of Choctaw Landing.
According to a Saturday report from the Tahlequah Daily Press newspaper, the tribe detailed that the finished 200,000 sq ft facility to be located near the scenic McCurtain County community of Hochatown is scheduled to open before the end of next year featuring a casino complete with a selection of some 600 slots as well as eight gaming tables. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma purportedly declared that the designation for its eighth such enterprise in ‘The Sooner State’ reflects a hope that guests will ‘have arrived at a place that feels like home’ and be able ‘to touch base and recharge for their next adventure.’
The third-largest tribal group in the United States, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma reportedly disclosed that its coming Choctaw Landing venue is being built by Manhattan Construction Company in association with JCJ Architecture with this process set to create more than 2,000 construction jobs while bringing around $211 million into the local economy. The band purportedly moreover stated that it is working with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in advance of the June 14 ground-breaking so as to prepare for ‘increased traffic coming to the area.’
The 200,000-strong Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma reportedly explained that its four-story Choctaw Landing is to also encompass a 100-room hotel, a pool and several restaurants and bars in addition to an amphitheater, a beer garden and a family-friendly gaming zone. It purportedly divulged that the venue will furthermore incorporate a 12,000 sq ft retail element to host a small food store, a trio of dining outlets and an around-the-clock service station.
Janie Dillard serves as the Senior Executive Officer for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and she reportedly stated that the finished Choctaw Landing will sit ‘near popular vacation destinations’ such as Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park. She purportedly went on to note that the newest casino resort in Oklahoma is to additionally be located within easy driving distance of gaming aficionados in the neighboring states of Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.
Reportedly read a statement from Dillard…
“We are excited to get started on bringing to life what promises to be an amazing entertainment destination for Oklahomans and our friends and neighbors in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. In addition to the gaming, hotel and entertainment amenities, we plan to offer our guests an opportunity to learn more about our history, our culture and what it means to be Choctaw.”