Casino http://kwgs.org en Tribe has Contingency Plan if Casino Closes http://kwgs.org/post/tribe-has-contingency-plan-if-casino-closes <p>TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) &mdash; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees officials say they have a contingency plan in place for employees if the tribe&#39;s casino is forced to close.</p><div><p>The tribe and Attorney General Scott Pruitt signed an agreement last month that requires the tribe to pay $2 million to the state and secure federal trust status for land on which the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino is located. The tribe has until Monday to comply or it has to cease gaming operations.</p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:23:44 +0000 Associated Press 23129 at http://kwgs.org Tribe has Contingency Plan if Casino Closes AG Signs Enforcement Papers on Tribal Casino http://kwgs.org/post/ag-signs-enforcement-papers-tribal-casino <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; Attorney General Scott Pruitt has signed an enforcement agreement with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians over a tribal casino in Tahlequah.</p><p>The agreement signed Friday requires the tribe to pay $2 million in damages and secure federal acceptance of the casino&#39;s land into trust by the end of July or cease gaming operations.</p><p>The Keetoowah tribe opened the casino in 1986 before the federal government determined whether the land was Indian land. Under state law, casinos on non-Indian land are illegal.</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 12:43:05 +0000 Associated Press 20225 at http://kwgs.org AG Signs Enforcement Papers on Tribal Casino Creek council fails with veto override http://kwgs.org/post/creek-council-fails-veto-override <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) &mdash; An attempt to override Muscogee Creek Nation Chief George Tiger&#39;s veto of a resolution opposing a proposed casino in Broken Arrow has failed.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The National Council&#39;s 10-5 vote fell two short of the votes needed for the override on Saturday. The Tulsa World reports that two members of the 17-member council were absent.</span></p> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:41:22 +0000 Associated Press 15961 at http://kwgs.org Creek council fails with veto override Tribe asks judge to dismiss suit over casino http://kwgs.org/post/tribe-asks-judge-dismiss-suit-over-casino-0 <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) &mdash; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt&#39;s office has until April 10th to respond to a Native American tribe&#39;s motion to dismiss Pruitt&#39;s lawsuit that seeks to stop construction of a casino in Broken Arrow.</span></p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:56:48 +0000 The Associated Press 15509 at http://kwgs.org Tribe asks judge to dismiss suit over casino Report: Revenue rises at Indian casinos in 2010 http://kwgs.org/post/report-revenue-rises-indian-casinos-2010 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A report says gambling revenue at Indian-run casinos edged up slightly in 2010, reversing a first-ever drop the previous year and showing new strength as the economy improves. The study, "Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report," said revenue at Indian casinos was $26.7 billion in 2010, up from $26.4 billion in 2009. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:32:31 +0000 John Durkee 14336 at http://kwgs.org Report: Revenue rises at Indian casinos in 2010