Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend for Luxury Sky Tower

Choctaw Resort exterior with pool view
Photo rendering courtesy Choctaw resort and Casino

Grand Opening Festivities Include Three Days of Action-Packed Activities and Events

(DURANT, OKLA.) August 5, 2021 – Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla., officially opened its new luxury resort expansion today that features a 1,000-room, 21-story Sky Tower Hotel, an expanded gaming experience plus elevated amenities, two new pools (coming soon), restaurants, lounges and entertainment options, and a world class collection of Choctaw art. Located in southeastern Oklahoma just a little over an hour’s drive from North Texas, the newly expanded Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant is one of the largest in the U.S.


With a goal to elevate the overall guest experience in order to meet the demands of a growing customer base from North Texas and beyond, Choctaw invested $600 million in the luxury entertainment destination that is an easy drive from DFW offering a resort-style experience making guests feel like they truly are on vacation.


“We are so excited to welcome our guests to the newly expanded Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant, a modern entertainment destination for all,” said Heidi Grant, Executive Officer of Gaming & Hospitality. “Every detail is intentional. From the world class collection of Choctaw art that lines the walls, walkways, and even the ceilings, to modern, luxury hotel rooms and bright and airy spaces throughout the property, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is an elevated casino experience that’s close to home.”

Aqua pool rendering of Choctaw pool

Grand Opening Weekend Festivities (August 6-8)

In celebration of the expansion, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is hosting a weekend’s worth of festivities and events, including:

  • $1 million in cash drawings
  • Concert by Grammy Award winning Dan + Shay, August 6, 8pm
  • Live entertainment
  • Photos ops
  • DJ in The District


The party continues through the end of the month with an additional $800,000 in cash giveaways and interactive exhibits that allow everyone to get in on the action. Among the special exhibits are:


Find Yourself at Choctaw – a Digital Mosaic Experience Brought in Partnership with Coca-Cola

Located in the South Entrance to the Sky Tower, this interactive experience takes photos of participating guests and adds them to a larger-than-life digital mosaic. Guests who join in the fun can find themselves on the mosaic August 6 to 8, August 13 to 14, August 20 to 21 and August 27 to 28. All who participate receive a printout of their photo, access to the digital mosaic made up of all the collected images, and exclusive giveaways.


A Live Art Installation Brought to You in Partnership with Coca-Cola

Watch the history of Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant come to life through the eyes and work of celebrated Choctaw artists Steven Paul Judd, Antonia Belindo, Dylan Cavin, D.G. Smalling and more. Each weekend in August one artist will host a live art installation, capturing history in real time for all to witness. Watch the artists at work.

August 6 to 8, August 13 to 14, August 20 to 21 and August 27 to 28 in the Sky Tower South Entrance.