|Updated: 1/30 10:55 am
||Published: 1/30 10:54 am
The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominees have been announced and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is nominated for Casino of the Year - Small Capacity.
It is the second consecutive nomination for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and The Joint, which is a 2,700-seat venue.
"We are honored to again be nominated for Casino of the Year by the Academy of Country Music," said Shawn Slaton, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses, which oversees the operation of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. "Our staff continually works hard to exceed the growing expectations of our guests and remain the industry leader in live entertainment."
"In a short three years we've hosted many of the industry's biggest names," said Danny Finnerty, entertainment director for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. "When a performer comes to The Joint, they're consistently blown away by the treatment provided by our staff, crew and protection team plus the interaction with the sold-out crowds. This combination has created a buzz in the industry that we're a great place to play and return to play again."
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is competing against Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in Rancho, Calif., Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, S.D., Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, Conn., and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich.