Neda Hilliard
Choctaw Casino - Pocola
Pocola, Oklahoma
"Neda Hilliard"
Went to a concert at Gilley's inside the casino on a Saturday night. The building itself was very nice, good parking close by, well-lit and safe. Interior is very clean and modern, not hard to navigate at all. However, the smell of cigarette smoke is overpowering the instant you go inside. I know there is supposed to be separate ventilation areas for smokers, but it just can't keep up. My date and I are both nonsmokers and sensitive to smoke, so we both hated the lingering odor that stuck to our clothes and hair. We also wanted to grab a quick bite before leaving the facility at 11, and the closest venue was a sad-looking coffee and snack bar that sold nachos, hot dogs, etc. that looked like what you would get at a high school concession stand. All in all, if you're just there to feed the machines, you'd have a great time. I'm just not a casino person, so it wasn't my thing.