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Oklahoma casino receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

12 October 2011

DURANT, Oklahoma -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Choctaw Casino Resort, located in Durant, Oklahoma, has been honored by the American Automobile Association (AAA) with its prestigious Four Diamond Rating, making it one of North America’s finest travel destinations. Only four percent of more than 31,000 properties approved by AAA achieve this coveted distinction.

AAA's Diamond Rating System, the only rating system that covers all of North America, is renowned for its rigorous on-site evaluations. Each year, AAA's field representatives conduct unannounced visits to evaluate accommodations throughout the Americas. The Four Diamond rating is reserved for properties that are truly exceptional in all areas of service. Four Diamondaccommodations must be refined, stylish and reflect a meticulous attention to detail and quality. All Four Diamond properties must feature an extensive array of amenities, offer world-class food, hospitality and excellent service.

“The team at Choctaw Casino Resort is thrilled and honored to be awarded the AAA Four Diamond Rating,” said Janie Dillard, executive director of gaming for the Choctaw Nation. “We take great pride in consistently exceeding the expectations of our guests, and this award reflects all the hard work our staff puts in every day to make Choctaw Casino Resort a truly exceptional experience for all who visit.”

When Choctaw Casino Resort underwent its $300 million renovation/addition in 2010, its Grand Tower was constructed with an iconicdesign featuring many shapes and elements, including a dynamic diamond-shaped pattern that represents the western diamondback rattlesnake’s skin pattern - a sacred symbol to the Choctaw Nation. Many other aspects of the design pay homage to traditional Choctaw art. In addition, its exterior includes 27 LED lighting groups, making the structure visible for miles. Every facet of thelights are controlled and used to create wave patterns and other eye-catching effects.

Billed as Oklahoma’s newest premium destination, the 12-story Grand Tower is home to 330 well-appointed rooms and luxury suites complete with exclusive amenities, such as flat screen TVs, wireless internet, beautiful tile floors, granite countertops and spa-quality “rain” showerheads. In addition, the casino is home to 110,000 square feet of gaming space, housing 4,100 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 38 table games including Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, Pai Gow Poker, Mini Baccarat and Roulette.

If it’s not gaming guests are after, resort guests can relax in more than 204,000 square feet of hospitality space, consisting of multiple retail outlets, a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness center, the full-service Oka Spa, and multiple indoor and outdoor pools, including the Natatorium pool, which is two separate pools -- one inside an atrium and one outside with an exposed lounge area --- divided by a retracting wall of glass, and the outdoor Oasis Pool, which consists of four flowing pools featuring dramatic fountains, soothing rivers and winding waterways converging to create a central swimming area for all to join in.

In addition, Choctaw Casino Resort offers multiple dining experiences, including a four-venue food court, a 400-seat buffet, the award-winning 1832 Steakhouse, and plenty more. Lastly, Choctaw Casino Resort’s 20,000 square feet of premiere event space provides a state-of-the-art experience for conventions, meetings, weddings or other events.

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