Winstar Casino is the biggest casino in Oklahoma, and one of the top five largest casinos in the world. It has a global theme, inviting visitors to gamble in eight international gaming plazas. Located at 1 World Way in Thackerville, close to the border with Texas, Winstar Casino Oklahoma is famous in both states, and worldwide, as a top gaming destination.
Winstar Casino Oklahoma is open 24 hours, inviting its visitors to come and sample its 519,000 square feet of gaming space any time of the day or night. Casinos in Kansas have been developing a reputation, as have casinos in Louisiana, which have led the state to be named the Las Vegas of the South. However, there are no gaming establishments in either of these two states that can match the Winstar Casino Oklahoma. It is one of the top three largest casinos in the South. The gaming plazas have themes around different places and countries. For example, you can get a taste of entertainment in China in the Grand Plaza Beijing, which features Gai Pow Poker along with more standard games of Poker, Baccarat and Blackjack. Madrid, Paris, Rome, and London are also represented. A Center Ring Casino and Mariachi Casino complete the list, so a visitor to the Winstar Casino has so much choice they may not know where to start.
The Winstar Casino Hotel matches the glamor and scale of the casino. It has twelve storys, with 395 rooms and luxury suites. For those who like a little pampering, there is an organic spa, while guests who want to keep fit can use the spacious pool, which comes complete with a waterfall grotto. The Winstar Casino Hotel also offers three restaurants, where guests can go for classic all-American meals at the steakhouse, or choose from an international menu at the modern bar and lounge, while there’s also a café where guests can grab a bite to eat quickly, if they’re rushing back to the tables. It’s no wonder that, when choosing from all the many vacations in Oklahoma, so many people from across the country choose the Winstar Casino and Hotel.
The Winstar Casino Hotel, along with the casino, forms the centerpiece to a resort which also features golfing facilities and an RV park, making it one of the largest and most well-equipped resorts in Oklahoma. The 18-hole golf course is perfect for those who want a breath of fresh air after earning their winnings at the tables. The RV park is conveniently located close to the casino, and offers 200 spaces as well as a guest pavilion and laundry and shower facilities.
Winstar Casino Concerts are spectacular events. The 3,000 seat Global Event Center hosts a variety of musical, comedy and entertainment acts. Stars like Lionel Richie and the Zac Brown Band have been headliners at previous concerts, which are held regularly throughout the week. While not hosting these star-studded shows, the event center holds Blackjack and Poker tournaments, often with millions of dollars at stake.
Thackeray is a small town, with a few historical attractions such as the historical frontier mansion the Chickasaw Nation White House, and a good selection of bars and restaurants. For guests to the casino who have time to go across the border, it takes less than two hours to drive to either Dallas or Fort Worth. It’s worth a trip into Texas for the Dallas shopping and world-class resorts, while Fort Worth attractions will give you a taste of cowboy culture and vibrant nightlife.
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