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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

January 23, 2024

Enjoy festivities from Durant to the Dallas metroplex

DURANT, Okla. (Jan. 22, 2024)- Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with immersive Lunar New Year experiences across Southeast Oklahoma and North Texas.

With multiple events throughout February, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant wants to give everyone a chance to embrace the Year of the Dragon and the power, good fortune and prosperity it symbolizes.

Feb. 2-3: Dragon’s Lounge

Inside the Red Bud Room at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, the Dragon’s Lounge will be open from 4 p.m.- 12 a.m. on Feb. 2 and from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. on Feb. 3 . The free lounge will feature sculptures from Dan Lam, a renowned Vietnamese American artist who creates contemporary, eye-popping pieces that will be available for purchase. The Dragon’s Lounge will be serving an exclusive cocktail expertly crafted by  SuTi Craft Distillery, a Vietnamese distillery based in the DFW metroplex. Guests who sign up for the Choctaw Reward’s Club will receive an exclusive Lunar New Year gift.

The Dragon’s Lounge coincides with two exciting free shows at the ACM award-winning Grand Theater. On Feb. 2, Lover’s in the Night No. 17 will be performing, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the show starting at 9 p.m. Jed, Sheryn and Jona will perform on Feb. 3, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the performance beginning at 8 p.m.

Guests can also join in the fun on the gaming floor with Year of the Dragon Table Game Hotseats. Players can win their share of $150,000 from Jan. 28-Feb. 11, with up to $5,000 cash drawings every hour from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursday and 6 p.m.-1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Feb. 9-11, 16-18: Dragon’s Throne

Inside Grandscape in The Colony, TX, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is hosting an immersive Lunar New Year experience called Dragon’s Throne. Dan Lam created a dragon’s throne that will be on display and available for photo ops throughout the event. Several of Lam’s other sculptures will also be displayed, and guests will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes for a Stay & Play package at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant or a Dan Lam original sculpture. Attendees of Dragon’s Throne will be given a good fortune envelope containing a $15 voucher for The District Food Hall at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, which features Velvet Taco, The Pit, Italia Kitchen and South Hot Chicken. The Dragon’s Throne event will be held from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 9, 11, 16, 17 and 18  and from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. on Feb. 10.

Feb. 10: Lunar New Year Festival

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is the proud presenting sponsor of the Lunar New Year Festival at Grandscape in The Colony, TX. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with us by experiencing vibrant traditional and contemporary performances, a variety of food vendors, a night market around the center, and activities for the entire family. Don’t forget to stop by the Dragon’s Throne immersive experience hosted by artist, Dan Lam, located in The Homestead.

About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is a AAA Four Diamond casino resort, entertainment and convention destination in southeastern Oklahoma. The casino has more than 7,400 slot machines, table games, a poker room, and a large non-smoking casino.  The resort offers more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and seats more than 3,000 at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) award-winning Grand Theater. The resort also includes more than 1,600 luxurious rooms and suites, 20 restaurants, 21 bars and lounges, six retail stores, two fitness centers, a spa, and two outdoor pools and a water park. The family-friendly District offers guests 20 bowling lanes, a 6-screen premier movie theater, 70 arcade games and dining options. Additionally, guests can enjoy the 77-camper Choctaw RV Park located across from the casino. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.


About Grandscape

Grandscape is a brand-new, one-of-a-kind outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination – an oasis in the middle of North Texas. It includes NFM and Scheels, as well as chef-driven, world-class restaurants, lush landscaping, family-friendly experiences, entertainment and events. As the 2021 recipient of the RLI International Award for Most Innovative Entertainment & Retail Project, Grandscape continues to lead the way for experience destinations around the globe.  For more information visit www.grandscape.com or follow us on our social channels @grandscapetx.



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