Grandscape in The Colony partners with Choctaw Casinos, no gambling however
Grandscape, the outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination in The Colony, has forged a partnership with Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, the chain of gaming, hotel, and resort properties owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Choctaw is now Grandscape's "official casino and resort/sports betting partner." Alas, this does not mean that gambling is coming to The Colony. Instead, the partnership is about Choctaw branding, especially at the northeast entrance in the Terrace.
Other branding opportunities will be deployed at Grandscape's live events. Choctaw will now be "presenting sponsor" at concerts, fitness series, and festivals, taking place at the already-branded Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn.
According to a release, it'll roll out in 2023, and will last for five years.
Other Choctaw perks will include a possible incentive program, with a rewards card that gets patrons exclusive offers at participating Grandscape businesses.
Patrons will also get special offers and promotions redeemable at any Choctaw property in Oklahoma, including the flagship casino and resort in Durant, Oklahoma — which the release cheerfully points out is less than an hour from Grandscape.
Choctaw is very much all up in Dallas-Fort Worth, including earning the right to name the old Texas Rangers stadium in Arlington. (They named it "Choctaw Stadium." Smiley emoji.)
In May 2019, Choctaw became the Official and Exclusive Casino and Resort of the Texas Rangers. Now, they're at Grandscape, too.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is the third largest Indian Nation in the U.S. with nearly 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. Their Choctaw Casinos & Resorts encompasses properties throughout southeastern Oklahoma including Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler, and Stringtown.
In August 2021, they expanded the Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant with the addition of the Sky Tower, featuring 1,000 new hotel rooms, 3,300 additional slot machines, table games, a new poker room, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and swimming pools.
“As one of the most popular entertainment destinations in North Texas, Grandscape is the perfect partner for Choctaw Casinos & Resorts,” said Erica Kosemund, Senior Director of Gaming Brand & Partnerships at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “With one-of-a-kind entertainment, shopping and dining, Grandscape and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts share an innovative approach to exceeding guests’ expectations and this partnership brings new and exciting opportunities to both North Texas and Southeast Oklahoma.”