What Happens in Oklahoma Stays in Oklahoma?

by , Apr 16, 2009 | 10:42 am

Once upon a time, the WinStar Casino was literally just a little big tent on a riverbank. But now, fueled in many ways by the DFW poker scene, the place has blown up … just two days ago I ran into a guy at the Golden Nugget from Dallas telling me how wild the action was there … “Because when people make the long haul to Oklahoma, they show up ready to play, I imagine,” I said.

“Yeah,” he confirmed. “And they serve alcohol now, so that livens things up.”

Continuing Thackerville’s conversion from nothing-land to resort destination: WinStar is adding a spa. Sweet. So not only can you rest assured that many of your opponents will be well-pedicured, but also you could only expect this to increase the quality (and quantity) of railbirds willing to make the trek across the border.

More details on Dallas/Plano-based Spa Habitat’s investment in a new Oklahoma branch below:

For Immediate Release

Dallas Metro Spa Expanding to Oklahoma
Spa Habitat to Open New Organic Spa in Winstar World Casino’s New Hotel

April 16, 2009 – Dallas, Texas.  Spa Habitat, a leading provider of organic spa services and products, has announced plans to open a new spa location inside WinStar World Casino’s new hotel tower.   The location will open along with the new 395-room hotel this summer.

Spa Habitat
, the fast-growing organic spa company with existing locations in Dallas and Plano, Texas, has received rave reviews, including Citysearch’s “Best Spa in Dallas” award (editorial and audience winner), and has been featured in top magazines including Lucky, Allure, American Spa and D, as well as other leading local and national publications.

Greg Bohn, CEO of Spa Habitat, commented on the new location, “Spa Habitat is excited to be a part of WinStar World Casino. WinStar has significantly expanded and improved over the last year, and is now one of the five largest casinos in the world.  As WinStar World Casino’s transformation continues with the opening of its new, first-class hotel tower this summer, we look forward to providing a relaxing organic retreat to its discerning guests.”

Andrea Horner, Chief Marketing Officer of WinStar World Casino commented, “The addition of Spa Habitat at WinStar World Casino continues our transformation into a true vacation destination.  Spa Habitat will provide an oasis of tranquility amid the nonstop action on WinStar World Casino’s gaming floor.  We are especially excited to offer our guests a spa experience that has garnered such an outstanding reputation in the Dallas market.”

WinStar World Casino is located just an hour’s drive from Dallas/Ft. Worth off of I-35 on the Texas/Oklahoma border.  WinStar World Casino features more than 380,000 square feet of gaming space, 5,700 electronic games and 76 table games. The casino also features 9 restaurants and a 2,500-seat Global Events Center with convention and meeting space.

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About Spa Habitat

Spa Habitat is a leading provider of natural and organic spa services and products, with locations in Dallas and Plano, Texas.  The company provides clients with spa services and products that follow strict purity standards and only contain ingredients that are known to be safe for the skin and for the environment.  The spa offers a variety of services including massage, facials, body rituals, hand and foot treatments, and sugar-based hair removal, along with an organic apothecary featuring a wide array of organic and natural products including skin care, bath and body, cosmetics, clothing, baby care, candles, books and more. For more information, please visit www.spahabitat.com.

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About WinStar World Casino

The world’s fifth largest casino, WinStar World Casino offers more than 5,700 electronic games, 76 blackjack and poker tables and a 2,500-seat Global Events Center.  Located just north of the Oklahoma/Texas border along Interstate 35, WinStar World presents 24/7 gaming action, world-class entertainers and a wide range of restaurants. WinStar World Casino is an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation.  For more information visit our website at www.winstarworldcasino.com.

One Comment to “What Happens in Oklahoma Stays in Oklahoma?”

  1. Justin

    Holy crap they are letting those injuns at Winstar serve up the firewater now!? I may have to go back. Being a Dallas denizen that loves Vegas (and to a much much lesser extent Shreveport) I’ve avoided Oklahoma on all but one occasion because I associate it with geriatric bingo players. No hooch, and a per hand fee on Blackjack above the house edge meant no love and no money from me.

    Baby Jesus, when will downtown Dallas get a casino or seven????