Kialegee Tribal Town considers appeal over disputed gaming site

The Kialegee Tribal Town might appeal a decision that bars gaming on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma, an attorney said.

Judge Gregory Frizzell blocked the Red Clay Casino after determining that the tribe lacked jurisdiction over the allotment, a key requirement of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. "I know the question of appeal is being discussed," attorney Dennis Whittlesey told The Tulsa World.

An appeal would go the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Meanwhile, Frizzell said the tribe could engage in other non-gaming activities at the site. Whittlesey wouldn't say what might be in the works.

Get the Story:
Judge won't stop Kialegees from running nongaming business at BA site (The Tulsa World 8/1)

District Court Decision:
Oklahoma v. Hobia (July 20, 2012)

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