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Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award

February 23, 2022

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DURANT, Okla., (February 23, 2022) – Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is honored to be nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award. This year the casino is up for its first “Casino of the Year – Theater” award in the 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

“For five consecutive years we’ve been nominated as Casino of Year, Small & Medium Capacity, so it’s truly an honor to be nominated for another ACM Award,” said Frank Deal, Assistant General Manager at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. “We pride ourselves on delivering world-class country performers and this nomination proves that we’ve created and will continue to create memorable experiences for our guests.”

The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant has hosted several top country performers, including Entertainer of the Year nominee, Carrie Underwood. Other performers who have taken The Grand Theater stage include Male Artist of the Year nominee, Chris Stapleton; Duo of the Year nominee, Dan & Shay and Group of the Year nominee, Old Dominion.

Other nominees for the Casino of the Year –Theater include:

  • Agua Caliente – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD
  • Resorts World – Las Vegas, NV
  • Soaring Eagle Casino – Mt. Pleasant, MI

The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is located at 4216 S. Highway 69/75 in Durant, Okla. To learn more, visit https://www.choctawcasinos.com/choctaw-durant/entertainment/upcoming-events/


About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla. 

Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination in southeastern Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant is a three-level convention/entertainment venue offering more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space with seating for more than 3,000. Resort amenities include swimming, shopping, dining, a spa, and the region’s premier entertainment complex, The District, with dining, drinks, 20 bowling lanes, a 70-game arcade, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. In August 2021, a major expansion added the Sky Tower: 21 stories high featuring 1,000 new luxury hotel rooms, 3,300 additional slot machines, table games, a new poker room, new restaurants, bars, movie theaters and three-acres of swimming pools. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.


About the Academy of Country Music Awards™

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music and will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more with a show so big, only a stadium can hold it. The 57th ACM Awards are looking toward the future with a historic, first of its kind partnership with Prime Video, making history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively, LIVE from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7, 2022. Tickets for the Awards are available to purchase now at Ticketmaster.





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