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

February 21, 2019

ACM Awards

DURANT, Okla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – For the fifth consecutive year Choctaw Casino & Resort- Durant has been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award. This year the casino is up for a “Casino of the Year-Small Capacity” in the  54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The Academy of Country Music announced the Industry Award nominees for the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ™. Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Special Award winners will be announced and celebrated during the event which will take place Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the world-renowned MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Academy of Country Music,” states Frank Deal, assistant general manager at Choctaw Casino & Resort- Durant. “Being nominated amongst some of the best entertainment venues in the nation is a great accomplishment in itself and we hope to continue to provide the best experience to our guests.”

The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort has hosted several country performers, including 16-time ACM Award winner and host of this year’s ACM Awards, Reba McEntire. Other performers who have graced the stage include, Entertainer of the Year nominee, Jason Aldean; Male Artist of the Year nominee, Chris Stapleton; Group of the Year nominees, Old Dominion and Little Big Town and Female Artist of the Year nominees, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves.

Other nominees for the Casino of the Year – Small Capacity include:

  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort – Cherokee, NC
  • The Joint: Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • Peppermill Reno – Reno, NV
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant, MI

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

Choctaw Casino Resort – Durant is a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination in Southeastern Oklahoma. The resort boasts new features and amenities as a result of a two-phase expansion project completed in 2015. The addition of the Spa Tower brings the total number of guest rooms to 776. The recently unveiled multi-purpose, three-level convention/entertainment venue offers over 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, seating for more than 3,000 people, and the Oasis Pool area with four tropical pools and private cabanas. The resort’s newest amenity is the region’s premier entertainment complex, The District. At The District, visitors can enjoy Tailgaters sports bar, 20 bowling lanes, a 40-game arcade, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. For more information, visit www.ChoctawCasinos.com.

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