|Updated: 6/20/2012 7:01 pm
||Published: 6/20/2012 6:11 pm
The National Indian Gaming Commission has denied a request by the Kialegee Tribal Town to appeal a decision that prohibited the Tribal Town from building a casino in Broken Arrow.
In a letter sent to the Kialegee Tribal Town King, Tiger Hobia, on June 8th the NIGC denied a request for an appeal finding no new information to justify a new decision.
In a separate issue, a judge had issued a preliminary injunction to stop construction on the casino. The Kialegee had filed a motion asking the state to reconsider that injunction, saying that the land owners had become official members of the tribal town.
The State of Oklahoma filed a response to that motion on Wednesday, asking that the injunction remain in effect because "the only change in circumstances is that the Kialegee Tribal Town has adopted as members the owners of the Broken Arrow property."