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Choctaws brace for opening of new $177 million casino

By By William F. West / community editor
August 25, 2002
CHOCTAW The new Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will open Monday at 11 a.m.
The 28-story structure has 571 rooms, including 112 suites and 32 VIP luxury suites, topped by a lounge, a restaurant and an observation deck. The bottom floor has casinos plus a bistro, a coffee shop, dance floors, lounges, restaurants and stores.
The Golden Moon, a $177 million project, complements the Choctaw tribe's original hotel and casino, the Silver Star, located across Highway 16, and the nearby Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and Geyser Falls Water Park. Plans also call for the construction of a Lake Pushmataha resort.
The Choctaws broke ground for the Golden Moon project in November 2000 and topped the structure off in March of last year. A grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 4.