Choctaw Casinos & Resorts Places in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards

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Only Oklahoma Casino & Resort to be recognized in two travel award categories


DURANT, Okla., (September 9, 2023) – Choctaw Casinos & Resorts was recognized in two categories in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant was selected No. 8 as the Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas and as No. 6 for the Best Rewards Club.

Each category consisted of 20 nominees and readers had four weeks to vote online once a day for their favorite nominee in each category.

“It’s an honor to be considered one of the top ten casinos outside of Las Vegas and to have our guests recognize the benefits of our Rewards Club,” said Heidi Grant, executive officer of gaming and hospitality for Choctaw Casinos & Resorts. “The 10Best recognition is a testament that our associates elevate our guests’ experience and provide award-winning service and that our Rewards Club incentives are valued by our guests that play frequently.”

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is a showcase property and is a AAA Four Diamond casino resort, entertainment and convention destination. The resort includes more than 1,600 luxurious rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, a spa, and two outdoor pools and a waterpark. The casino has more than 7,400 slot machines, table games, a poker room and a large non-smoking casino.

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts ranked No. 6 for Best Players Club for casino gaming. The Choctaw Rewards Club members’ benefit every time they play with their Rewards Card, and earn more gaming, dining and free stay incentives. The Rewards Club members earn entries into monthly giveaways and promotions and is available to guests across all 22 gaming locations. provides readers with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world., a division of USA Today, averages 5 million visitors per month.

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About Choctaw Casinos & Resorts

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States, with more than 208,000 tribal members and 12,000 employees. Choctaw Casinos feature a variety of gaming, hotel, and resort properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma. Locations include Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown. The Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant underwent a $500 million expansion in August 2021 that added 1,000 more rooms and created 1,000 new jobs. In addition to the increased room capacity, the Sky Tower also features an expanded non-smoking gaming floor and fresh amenities such as new pools, a parking garage, retail space, entertainment options and dining venues. For more information, visit


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