Choctaw Casino expands Pocola site

By  | 

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.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)