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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Resolution Opposing Illegal Gaming on August 1 City Council Agenda

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The City Council at its August 1 meeting is expected to approve a resolution opposing illegal gaming in Broken Arrow.


The Council is taking action in response to rumors that gaming machines will be installed and operated at the Embers Grill, a restaurant located on a Muscogee Creek Nation Allotment south of the Creek Turnpike and west of Olive Street. The restaurant is scheduled to open in August of this year.  Speculation has been fueled by representatives of the Embers Grill about the recruitment of individuals with prior gaming experience.


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.


Additionally, the City has retained the services of attorney Stephen Bugg, to assist with matters related to illegal gaming at the site. The resolution authorizes Bugg to notify the National Indian Gaming Commission of the Council’s objection to illegal gaming on the Allotment, and to notify the Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor General and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the Council’s objection to the approval of any agreements that would involve illegal gaming.


The resolution also recognizes the Creek Nation leadership’s efforts to address illegal gaming on the site and willingness to work together on matters of common interest and public safety.


View a copy of the resolution here.


City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 220 S. First Street in Broken Arrow.

View Copy of Illegal Gaming Resolution
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