Broken Arrow to oppose gaming machines

Credits: washingtonpost.com
Credits: washingtonpost.com

The city of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is set to approve a resolution regarding their opposition to the introduction of gaming machines.

US.- Broken Arrow rejection towards gambling introduction into town is expected to be official as soon as the Oklahoman city approves a resolution to confirm its opposition to gaming machines. City Council officials will issue the document after rumours of slots being placed in the Embers Grille restaurant that’s under construction on Muscogee (Creek) Nation land arose.

As reported by Gambling Insider, the land was conceded to the Kialegee Tribe, who have made public their intentions to include in the restaurand an area dedicated exclusively to gambling.

When approved, the resolution will allow the councils attorney, Stephen Bugg, to report the National Indian Gaming Commision of the city council’s opposition to gaming on the land. He would also have to contact federal agencies to discuss the issue of gaming in Broken Arrow.

City officials confirmed in a press conference that they acknowledge the Muscogee leadership’s efforts to “address illegal gaming on the site and willingness to work together on matters of common and public safety.”

However, Muscogee officials assure that they have the final call over operations on their land and claim that said decision is independent of city approval. “City leaders have been told that the Muscogee Creek Nation has jurisdiction and, as such, regulates the issuance of permits to game at this location,” stated tribal leaders.

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