Choctaw tribal leaders officially broke ground on several expansion projects at the nation’s Grant Casino Resort last week.
The community of Grant was known as railroad stop in the late 1800s. Today it's considered a gaming destination, attracting visitors from southern Oklahoma and north Texas.
The expansion will create 80 new jobs. "[W]e are wanting all of those to be tribal members, because we want to empower our tribal members to succeed," Chief Gary Batton said.
The project is slated for completion in July 2017. "This is going to impact the city of Grant tremendously, as well as, the city of Hugo and the county. I know how hard the Choctaw Nation works and the efforts they put in and I am very proud of them," David Rawls, city manager and economic development director of Hugo, said in a release.
Currently the resort offers a 60-room hotel, two restaurants, a travel plaza and smoke shop. A new 96-room hotel tower will features 23 luxury suites. Other upgrades include an expanded swimming pool and outdoor bar nestled in a tropical garden; an exclusive new poker room; 125 additional slot machines; new food and beverage options, including a new 155-seat bar and grill easily accessible from both the casino floor and from an outside entrance; an addition of 48 seats to the renowned Firehouse Buffet; a convenient new “Grab & Go” coffee shop; and a new lobby and check-in that will create a true arrival experience for hotel guests.
Upcoming entertainment at Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant includes Xtreme Fight Night: Live MMA, a Dodge truck giveaway, and the summer wrap on $250,000 in prizes.