People come to Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant for all sorts of reasons — to relax at the spa, soak up the sun at the pool, feel like a kid again at the District — but the majority are here for the gaming. In Durant, no game or atmosphere is exactly alike: whether it's Gilley's, the Mega-Pit, or the South Casino Pit, your experience will be unique to you.
But what should you know before you sit down, especially if you're not an experienced gamer? Here are a few tips.
Brush up on the basics beforehand
Blackjack is one of the best games for newbies to try, but it helps to be familiar with the basic strategy rules before hitting the casino floor. Learn when to hit, when to stay, and when to double down here.
The dealers are here to help
Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant has a variety of popular table games, including Blackjack, Blazing 777 Blackjack progressive, EZ Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, WPT Heads-up Hold’Em, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow, Mystery Card Roulette, Craps and Bonus Craps. No matter which you choose to play, the environment is warm and friendly, because the dealers and players want the experience to be fun for everyone.
You might be sitting at some famous tables
When you play in Durant, you are playing at some of the top tables on the World Series of Poker circuit. The tables have even been featured on ESPN — some of that mojo might even rub off on you and send you on a winning streak.
You don't have to break the bank
Sure, there are some high roller-style tables, but there are also ones that accommodate newer players or those who are just looking to stretch their funds into a longer good time. Some tables have minimums that are as low as $5 or $10 dollars a bet.
Get comfy and stay hydrated
When you're playing and want a drink, there's no need to get up. Cocktail servers will come right to you, instead of you having to get up and go to a bar. (Remember that it's good practice to tip your servers — the karma doesn't hurt either.)
Cashing out is super easy
When you're ready to walk away with your winnings, the process is simple. The dealers will help you color up (exchange your lower denomination chips for higher ones) at the table, then all you have to do is take your chips to the cage to cash out.
Ready to try out these tips and test your luck? Head over the Texas border to Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant.