Slight risk today for severe thunderstorm to develop where primary threats are hail up to golf ball size and winds up to 70mph. Time frame for these storms to possible pop up look to be around 4-5pm and will continue through the night.
POCOLA, Okla. (AP) - The Choctaw Casino Hotel on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border has expanded to include a hotel with luxury suites, a new restaurant and live entertainment.
The new facilities are to open on Wednesday, and a formal opening ceremony will be held in May.
The casino opened in 1994 in a strip mall and has had several expansions. The Southwest Times Record reports that Choctaw Nation gaming executive director Janie Dillard said the facility will have about 1,000 employees. That's double the workers it had before the expansion.
The casino is also adding a 600-space parking deck.
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