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Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions



The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Dozens of job listings on Indeed.Com show positions open at the "Red Creek Casino." Employees are required to obtain gaming licenses from the tribe in order to work at the facility, The Tulsa World reported.

"At Red Creek Casino we know our team members are an important part of ensuring our guest receive exceptional service," a listing for a casino game attendant reads. "Each team member is provided with the tools and training they need to be successful in an exciting and fast-paced environment."

The listings were posted last week., just as the city of Broken Arrow voted to oppose "illegal gaming" at the allotment. But a spokesperson for the developer told The World that the listings don't mean a casino is definitely coming to the site.

The allotment in question is owned by a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, whose leaders have asserted authority at the site. They say they won't allow it to be used for gaming.

The Kialegee Tribal Town is pushing back, The World reported. The tribe apparently hopes to convince the National Indian Gaming Commission that it shares jurisdiction at the allotment.

"Given the Kialegee Tribal Town's professional and thorough approach to this project, it goes without saying that any (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) interference with the Kialegee Tribal Town's development of the Bruner allotment will be resisted," attorney Penny Coleman -- who worked in top legal positions at the NIGC for 16 years before she retired in 2010 -- wrote in the letter, The World reported.

Jurisdiction is a key requirement of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The NIGC has previously determined that the Kialegee Tribal Town cannot exercise jurisdiction over allotments within Muscogee Nation territory.

The original link to The World's story is no longer available and a new version has not re-appeared on the paper's website as of Monday afternoon. A cached version can be accessed via Google.

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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