Casino Plan Gets New Life

Dec 8, 2012

Construction on the casino stopped in spring.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

The Muscogee Creek Nation will consider managing a controversial Broken Arrow casino initially set up by the Kialegee Tribal Town. The casino is at the corner of 111th Street South and 129th East Avenue.

The developers want to finish work on the Red Clay Casino and sell it to the tribe for $1. The Red Clay Group estimates the casino would generate up to $25 million a year.

The Kialegee, as a partner in the Red Clay Group, would see some of the profits. Meetings are planned beginning next week. Gaming authorities haven't weighed in.

A federal judge stopped work on the casino last spring, rejecting arguments that the Kialegee had a right to build on land it said it shared with the Muscogee Creek Nation.

Leaders of a local residents' group will oppose the plan.