An Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, shows signs of a failed casino in March 2017. Image: Google Maps

Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma

It looks like the Kialegee Tribal Town is trying to get back into the casino game.

A developer told The Tulsa World that the tribe intends to issue a gaming license for an Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. That's the same place where the tribe tried to open a casino before running into legal, political and regulatory hurdles.

A notice was sent to the National Indian Gaming Commission regarding the license, the developer said. The agency previously concluded that the tribe lacks authority at the allotment so it's not clear whether the tribe can issue a license for gaming there.

The owner of the allotment is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation who is opening a restaurant this fall on the site. But speculation is running rampant about a potential "Red Creek Casino" too.

The city council in Broken Arrow is considering a resolution to oppose gaming at the site, The World reported. The Muscogee Nation also opposes gaming there.

The allotment is located off a major highway.

Read More on the Story:
Broken Arrow City Council to consider resolution opposing gaming at Red Creek facility (The Tulsa World 7/16)

National Indian Gaming Commission Indian Land Opinions:
July 8, 2013 | June 8, 2012 | May 24, 2012

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision:
Oklahoma v. Hobia (December 22, 2014)

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