Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant honored at Academy of County Music Award Ceremony

Pictured: Deana Baker, Entertainment Manager at The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant and Jeff Penz, Senior Director of Gaming Operations at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant accepting the Academy of Country Music Industry Award for “Casino of the Year – Theater” on August 24.

Choctaw Nation
Michelle Weaver

DURANT – For the second time, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Industry Award “Casino of the Year – Theater”, an accolade the luxury gaming and entertainment destination proudly adds to their growing list of recognition. Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant was previously nominated for five ACM Awards for “Casino of the Year – Small Capacity” and won its first award in 2019.

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Since opening in 2015, The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant has hosted more than 250 shows ranging from comedy shows to A-list tours like Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton, and Carrie Underwood. Not only does the theater serve as a multipurpose epicenter of entertainment, but also symbolizes the continued expansion of the resort and elevated experience afforded to guests.

“We’re deeply honored to have this recognition and proud to see Oklahoma represented in this category. It wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and passion from our team,” said Jeff Penz, Senior Director of Gaming Operations at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. “Our role is to provide stellar entertainment and help our guests create long-lasting memories.”

Guests are encouraged to join in on the celebration as The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will air Tuesday, Sept. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, marking its return to television and the first time the special will air on the network.

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