Coburn opposes Broken Arrow casino plans
|Updated: 1/05/2012 4:49 pm
||Published: 1/05/2012 4:48 pm
Senator Tom Coburn is voicing concerns about plans to build a casino in Broken Arrow.
Coburn released a statement on Thursday about the controversial plans the Kialegee Tribal Town has to build a casino at 111th & 129th in Broken Arrow. Coburn is urging the National Indian Gaming Commission to take the residents’ concerns into consideration before letting the casino construction proceed.
“My office continues to receive numerous calls from deeply concerned families and individual residents in Broken Arrow concerning plans to construct a new casino in their community. I am equally concerned and continue to oppose this plan,” said Dr. Coburn.
“Casinos drain the economic and social lifeblood from communities. Because the State of Oklahoma has already signed a compact with the Kialegee, the National Indian Gaming Commission is now the only entity that can legally stop high stakes gaming from occurring on this site. It is my hope the NIGC will consider the very serious questions regarding the tribe’s eligibility to game on lands so far from its home,”
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