News Flash


Posted on: July 28, 2017

Resolution Opposing Illegal Gaming on August 1 City Council Agenda


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
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News

City Council Highlights graphic

City Council Highlights

Posted on: August 24, 2016
FAC 2018 opening

Family Aquatic Center opens June 16

Posted on: June 15, 2018
Storm siren

Storm siren testing resumes in March

Posted on: March 1, 2018
Adams Creek Watershed

Stormwater management protects all

Posted on: March 1, 2018
2017 State of the City address

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

Posted on: December 19, 2017

ScotFest heads to Broken Arrow in 2018

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Chief Berryhill

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Parks Locator tool

City launches Parks Locator tool

Posted on: August 29, 2017
Baseball_indian springs 300

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

Posted on: August 25, 2017
mobile tech

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

Posted on: March 30, 2017
image of new water connection to Tulsa

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

Posted on: December 7, 2016
couple cycling in Broken Arrow

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

Posted on: August 31, 2016