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Choctaw Casinos & Resorts Announces Sponsorship with National Finals Rodeo

November 5, 2020

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DURANT, Okla. (Nov. 5, 2020) – Choctaw Casinos & Resorts announced today a sponsorship with the Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo (NFR). With the sponsorship, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts will be the official casino and resort of the 2020 NFR. For the first time since 1985 the Wrangler NFR is returning to Texas and will be held at Arlington’s Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers.

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts will sponsor the nightly bareback riding event as well as cowboys Jake Brown, Tilden Hooper and Clay Smith.

“At Choctaw Casinos and Resorts we always are looking for ways to extend the excitement our guests love with other brands and events,” said Heidi Grant, Executive Officer of Gaming and Hospitality for Choctaw Nation. “When we discovered NFR was going to be so close to home it was a natural fit to support the event and some of the best cowboys in the nation.

Wrangler NFR 2020 will take place December 3-12, 2020.

The Wrangler NFR is a 10-day event that includes the fan-favorite Cowboy Christmas as well as the PRCA National Convention. The schedule also includes nightly Buckle Presentations and PRCA Awards Banquet and Gala.


About Choctaw Casinos & Resorts

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian Nation in the United States with close to 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 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 is currently undergoing a $500 million expansion that will add 1,000 more rooms and create a 1,000 new jobs. In addition to the increased room capacity, the plans feature an expanded gaming floor and fresh amenities such as new pools, parking garage, retail space, entertainment options and dining venues. The expansion is expected to be complete Summer 2021. For more information, visit www.ChoctawCasinos.com.


About the PRCA

The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is recognized as the unsurpassed leader in sanctioning the sport of professional rodeo. The PRCA’s mission is to unify membership in providing an innovative fan experience, to grow the sport of professional rodeo and provide new expanded opportunities for our membership and sponsors. Since 1986, the PRCA has paid out more than $1 billion in prize money to its contestants. The PRCA offers the best cowboys and the best rodeos; delivering the best fan experience while positively impacting our communities and embracing the spirit of the West. A membership-based organization, the PRCA sanctioned 732 events in 2019, and there are more than 40 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA televises the sport’s premier events, with the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV and streaming on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos donate more than $40 million to local and national charities every year. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, check out the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.

CONTACT: Kristina Humenesky, Public Relations Director – Choctaw Nation, 580-380-5967, [email protected]





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