Muscogee Creek Nation says it won't operate Red Clay Casino

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Updated: 12/12/2012 9:12 am Published: 12/11/2012 10:05 pm

On Tuesday, the Muscogee Creek Nation's council voted against a deal to manage the proposed Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow.

The controversial casino project near 111th St & 129th E. Ave. is now on hold. The developers made an offer to pay all building and land lease costs if the Creek Nation helped get approval for the casino.

In return, the Red Clay Casino developers would sell the building to the Creek Nation and hand over 70% of the profits.

The Muscogee Creek Nation's council shot down the idea during a meeting Tuesday evening, saying the casino could impact profits on the RiverSpirit in South Tulsa, which is preparing for more expansion.

The Kialegee Tribal Town originally tried to lease the land for the Red Clay Casino.  Construction on the casino stopped in May when a federal judge ruled that the Kialegee Tribal Town did not have rights to the site.  That ruling is under appeal.

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Unwashed Mass - 12/11/2012 11:16 PM
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How about if NO ONE operated a casino there? It's a metal barn, just make it a feeds shop or an FFA shed.
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