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Kaw Nation sees support for casino at travel plaza

The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma says the Bureau of Indian Affairs is about to approve a new casino in Kay County, Oklahoma.

The tribe plans to add a gaming facility to its Kanza Travel Plaza near Braman, just south of the Kansas state line. Kay County supports the project.

"We are very hopeful," Nancy Walton, the marketing director of the Kaw Enterprise Development Authority, told The Winfield Courier. "This is as close as we've gotten, and it's been 20 years in the works."

Walton said the project needs approval from the state of Oklahoma. Apparently, the tribe is following the two-part determination process of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but that's not clear from the news report.

The tribe operates the SouthWind Casino near Newkirk.

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Casino near Braman gets approval from Kay Co. (The Winfield Courier 11/5)