If asked where the large Casino in the world is, most are likely to reply Las Vegas (obviously), perhaps some would reply Macau in China (China's gambling haven). But the world's largest casino is in the unlikely state of Oklahoma and is called WinStar World Casino and Resort.

WinStar World Casino and Resort is an American tribal casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma near the state's state line with Texas. It is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. If one is looking for other things to see and do in Oklahoma, these attractions are worth seeing.

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WinStar World Casino And Resort: Size And Numbers

It is billed as the world's largest casino by the 370,000 square foot casino floor. That makes it the largest casino in the world (it is not the largest by building size, number of rooms, or number of visitors).

It is also said to be the largest casino in the USA by the number of table games and gaming machines. The most expensive casino in the world is Resorts World that has just opened in Las Vegas.

  • Opened: In 2004
  • Hours: 8 am to 4 am
  • Size: 370,000 Square Feet or 34,000 Square Meters
  • Owned: By the Chickasaw Nation

WinStar World Casino and Resort first opened in 2004 and it was expanded in 2009 and again in 2013. Following the 2013 expansion that added a 1000 room second tower, it overtook Foxwoods Resort Casino to be the largest in the USA.

  • Electronic Games: Over 8,600

It has 101 table games (that include craps and roulette), a 55-table poker room, over 8,600 electronic games, and even a bingo hall.

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Design And Location

The casino is well placed to attract visitors from Dallas. It is only around an hour's drive north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and about 120 miles south of Oklahoma City.

  • Location: Only An Hour's Drive From Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Address: 777 Casino Avenue, Thackerville, Oklahoma, OK 73459

The long facade exterior of the WinStar World Casino is designed to mimic and replicate that of London's Parliament Building, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and Rome's Colosseum.

  • Design: Replicas of London's Parliament Building, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Colosseum
  • Rooms: 1,399 Rooms (In Three Hotel Towers)

The casinos' Global Event Center features live entertainment from world-famous artists while the WinStar Convention Center can accommodate large and small corporate outings.

The casino has the FunTown RV Park located just a short distance down the road as well as two championship 14-hole courses at the WinStar Golf Academy. Naturally, the casino also offers spa treatments and gift shopping of unique boutiques.

Restaurants At WinStar

There are many restaurants at WinStar but a couple of the more notable are Dallas Cowboys Bar & Grill and Chips 'N Ale.

Dallas Cowboys Bar & Grill: One of the resort's top restaurants is the Dallas Cowboys Bar and Grill. It is a one-of-a-kind fully immersive fan experience that boasts a unique chef-inspired menu and craft cocktails. There are also wall-to-wall LED screens and is the perfect game day destination.

It offers the best of American cuisine and is one of the most popular dining venues at the casino.

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Hours - Dining Room:

  • Sunday - Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm

Hours - Bar:

  • Sunday: 11 am - 2 am
  • Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 11 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 2 am

Chips 'N Ales: Seeing that the casino has the facade of the British Houses of Parliament outside, it's only fitting that it should also have a British restaurant. Chips 'N Ales is located on the east side of the London Gaming Plaza and serves hand-battered fish and chips and an "authentic Olde England flavor."

Additionally, it has the vibe of a traditional London pub complete with rich wood textures and stained glass. It is another excellent place to get a bite to eat for lunch or dinner.

Opening Hours:

  • Sunday To Thursday: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 am to 3 am

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The Casinos Two Golf Courses

The WinStar's two championship 18-hole golf courses were designed by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolfard Golf Design. They offer more than 350 acres between the two courses as well as the Legends Bar & Grill to get a bite and a drink and the Pro Shop to outfit one will every golfing need.

The WinStar Golf Academy offers an array of technologies and golf pros to help one hone one's skill. They have everything from an indoor putting studio to the Trackman Golf Launch Monitor to help one become a golfing pro.

WinStar is built to offer the best of the entertainment of Las Vegas without actually having to go to Sin City. It is an easy drive for people in northern Texas as well as Oklahoma to relax for a night or weekend out.

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