Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma recently announced it will expand its resort property in Durant, Okla. This will be the fourth expansion project since the original casino opened in 2006.

The expansion will increase room capacity, the gaming floor and add additional amenities such as new pools and lazy river, parking garage, retail space, conference center, entertainment options and food and beverage. The Nation anticipates to break ground in late spring 2019, and it will take approximately 24 months to complete. The expansion is expected to bring 1,000 more jobs to Durant.

“More than 30 years ago our tribe had the vision to begin this expedition by purchasing the 50 acres that the resort resides on today,” said Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton. “The property was the starting point for many wonderful things to come for our tribe. We are elated to continue to grow with our community and improve the lives of our tribal and community members. This expansion will help the local economy and meet the demands of our growing customer base.”