THACKERVILLE, OK - The ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of Pool Tower North, the second hotel tower at Winstar World Casino and Resort. Guests are already checking in to some of the 500 rooms in the 18-story tower.
But the new hotel tower offers more than just a new swimming pool, restaurant, and easy access to the casino.
These rooms not only provide a stunning view to the guests who stay here, but also provide a better job outlook for the people that actually live in Love County.
The hotel itself provides 120 new jobs to the area, and the recent London Gaming Plaza expansion brought over 300 new jobs. It all adds to the total number of people the casino already employs with a positive impact on the local economy.
"With a total county of over 3,000 jobs just in this area it means a tremendous amount to Love County and to Oklahoma," said Love County Chamber of Commerce President Richard Barker.
Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce Bill Lance said Love County no longer qualifies for certain tax credits meant for economically depressed areas.
"I have to believe that Winstar and the Chickasaw Nation has contributed to some economic success that has benefited not only the Chickasaw Nation, but the at-large community," said Lance.
And they hope that success continues with their third hotel tower scheduled to open in April.