WinStar World Casino has grand opening on New Year's Eve
January 5, 2009
The WinStar World Casino officially unveiled its new gaming expansion on New
Year's Eve making it one of the top five largest casinos in the world. The
casino floor has doubled in size to 519,000 square feet and the number of
electronic gaming machines has tripled to 5,800.
The grand celebration extended through the weekend and included performances by
ZZ Top, Patty Labelle, and Tony Bennett.
At ten minutes into January 1st, there was a "Midnight Millionaire" drawing and
a lucky winner was announced. She was an unemployed woman from Fort Worth,
Texas. Five new cars and other prizes were also given away over the holiday
"The WinStar World expansion is one of the biggest things to come to Oklahoma in
quite some time and we believe our grand opening and premier will reflect that,"
said Andrea Horner, Chief Marketing Officer. "This celebration is going to be
one for the ages."
The CEO of WinStar World Casino, Brian Campbell, said "From the fountains and
light show to the thousands of new games and big name entertainers, WinStar
World Casino is committed to the highest standards, a measure of quality that
extends well beyond the casino floor to include top-flight hospitality and
outstanding dining options. Our goal in building this facility is not to be one
of the largest casinos in the world but one of the best."
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