Indian Gaming Now


This Week's "Poor Choice of Words" Award Winner

May 4 2012
The Kialegee Tribal Town is moving closer to realizing its Red Clay Clay Casino in Broken Arrow, OK, on a privately owned Indian allotment just outside of Tulsa.  The project is controversial, to say the least.  Last week, Broken Arrow's longtime city manager was fired, apparently as a result of community backlash against the planned casino.  This week, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening updated the council on the status of Attorney General Scott Pruitt's lawsuit against the Kialegee Tribal Town in an effort to stop construction of the Red Clay Casino.  She was quoted in the

More on the Controversy over Kialegees' Broken Arrow Casino

Feb 22 2012
More coverage in the Tulsa World on the ongoing controversy over a possible tribal casino in suburban Tulsa.  Citizen groups have pressured local government officials to take drastic action, including denying water and sewer services to the land where the casino is planned.  The group has dropped this particular demand, after a clear-headed city attorney questioned the constitutionality . . . .

NIGC Response to Oklahoma Officials' Objection to Broken Arrow Casino

Jan 21 2012
NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens issued a response to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK).  Earlier this month, Coburn and Sullivan had requested information about the legality of the Kialegees' construction of a casino in suburban Tulsa.

Stevens acknowledged that IGRA requires a tribe to operate Indian gaming only on "Indian lands," which has a specific legal definition, as explained in our earlier posts.

Kathryn Quoted on Kialegee Casino

Jan 20 2012
Kathryn's quoted in the Tulsa World on the legal requirements for the Kialegee Tribal Town to operate their under-construction casino in suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

When Is Non-Reservation Land Indian Land?

Jan 13 2012
An issue that arises repeatedly is "Can a tribe build a casino on this land?"  This is, of course, the essential question in the recent coverage of the Kialegee Tribal Town's plans for a Broken Arrow casino in Oklahoma.  We thought we'd break down this complex factual and legal question.

Litigation Grab Bag

Mar 23 2010
This week's headlines have turned up a grab bag of litigation related to Indian gaming.  Here's a sample, ranging from intratribal disputes over gaming revenue to local residents challenging the status of tribal lands to cheating in tribal casinos: