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wine(MARICOPA, Ariz. – July 12, 2018) – Earlier this month, Wine Spectator magazine announced that Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s Oak & Fork restaurant in Maricopa, Ariz. won the 2018 Award of Excellence.

According to Wine Spectator, the Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Ranging in size from 90 selections to several hundred, these lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery.

“When we opened Oak & Fork earlier this year, we set a goal of achieving this important milestone from Wine Spectator,” said Nate Kinstlinger, beverage operations manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.   “And we couldn’t be more proud of our team for this recognition.”

“From the culinary team coming up with mouthwatering specials that keep repeat guests coming back for something new to our servers and bartenders making personalized pairing suggestions to our guests, the team’s dedication to creating memorable experiences for our guests is truly the reason why Oak & Fork has been granted with this honor,” he said.

Oak & Fork is one of the Casino’s newest food and beverage offerings and was opened as a part of the multi-million dollar expansion that includes additional guestrooms, ballroom, and spa and fitness Center.

Oak & Fork’s complete wine list can be viewed on the website. The restaurant is open from 4 - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino:

Celebrating nearly 25 years in Maricopa, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Total Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin also boasts the only Bingo hall in the Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.

In addition to its slot machines, video poker, video Keno, statewide progressives and live action poker and Black Jack, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino guests can also enjoy a variety of dining options, including the Copper Cactus Grill, Oak & Fork, Agave’s Restaurant, The Range Steakhouse, The Buffet and Dunkin Donuts®.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino features 529 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms, spa and fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin has been named a Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” four consecutive years.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin was also awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

For more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

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