Chief Phyllis Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Photo: Chief Phyliss J Anderson
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Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote



Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have won a tribal court decision that requires a new casino to be put to a vote of the people.

Chahta for Better Government announced the decision in a post on Facebook on Wednesday. They went to court after their petition seeking a vote was rejected by the tribe's election committee.

"Our second victory! What a great day for the Choctaw people!" the post read.

Chief Phyliss Anderson told WTOK that she stands by the $25 million Red Water Casino. Plans call for a 35,800 square-foot facility in Leake County.

The tribe's flagship facility is the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia. A second facility, the Bok Homa Casino, is located in a satellite community. Red Water will be about the same size as Bok Homa.

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Red Water Casino could go to a vote (WTOK August 17, 2017)

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