Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Wins Second Academy of Country Music Award

Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant

DURANT, OK – The Academy of Country Music® announced the Industry Award winners for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, and Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant has won “Casino of the Year – Theater.”

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant has been nominated for five ACM Awards for “Casino of the Year – Small Capacity” and won their first award in 2019. This is the first year they have been nominated for “Casino of the Year – Theater” and won.

“This is a huge achievement not only for the property, but for our entire team and we are extremely proud and honored to represent Oklahoma as a world-class concert venue,” said Jeff Penz, Senior Director of Gaming Operations at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. “Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and entertainers when they visit the Grand Theater. We are grateful to all our performers and guests who attend our concerts week after week.”

The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant has hosted several top country performers, including Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Dan & Shay and Old Dominion. The casino will receive the award at the ACM Honors event on August 24 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

The complete list of the Industry Awards winners for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards:

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR-THEATER: Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR-ARENA: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Windy City Smokeout Festival – Chicago, IL
  • FAIR/RODEO OF THE YEAR: San Antonio Rodeo – San Antonio, TX
  • CLUB OF THE YEAR: Basement East – Nashville, TN
  • THEATER OF THE YEAR: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • OUTDOOR VENUE OF THE YEAR: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • ARENA OF THE YEAR: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: Brian O’Connell – Live Nation