Expansion at Grant casino opens

Published: Nov. 3, 2017 at 4:55 PM CDT
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Choctaw Casino and Resort in Grant cut the ribbon Friday morning on a $50 million expansion.

96 hotel rooms and suites have been added...

As well as a new poker room...100 slot machines...2 new restaurants and an expanded buffet and pool areas...

Choctaw Nation officials say they're most proud of what this addition will bring to the economy of the region...

"There's tons of amenities and tons of casinos that people can go to and so when they make a choice, we want them to come see us," said T. R. Kanuch, SEO of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Division of Commerce.

"In southeastern Oklahoma, we have the highest unemployment rate, we have the highest poverty rates and so as we can grow these areas, bring more money into this economy, of course that creates more jobs," said Chief Gary Batton.

The renovations also featured original artwork from tribal members commissioned for the space.