Petition Closed

This casino would be located extremely close to schools.
Tulsa Tech Career and Technology Center sits directly across the street, where each year, nearly 3,500 students attend.  There are currently 4 elementary schools and 2 middle schools within 16 square miles surrounding the site.  A Pre-K Center and another elementary school are scheduled to open next year just 1/2 mile down the road.

This casino would be located extremely close to churches.
There are 36 churches within 16 square miles surrounding the site, 11 of which are within about a mile.

This casino would be located extremely close to homes.
Within 16 square miles surrounding the site, there are 6,237 households (5,229 of which are family households) and 23,975 residents (5,841 of which are 19 years old or younger).

If this casino is allowed to open on this site it could establish precedents for significantly expanded local, state and national gaming.
The implication is that any individual Indian allotment owner could lease their land to any tribe for gaming even when that tribe has no jurisdiction or historical ties to the land. Casinos could pop up on any corner of any metropolitan area where individual allotments are located.

Please sign the petition and let the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Congress know that there are an infinite number of ways the industrious members of the Kialegee Tribal Town can pursue economic development without having to resort to forcing an illegal and unwanted casino in a populated, residential area.

Letter to
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior Larry Echo Hawk
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma State House
and 10 others
Representative James Lankford
Senator Tom Coburn
Senator James Inhofe
Representative Tom Cole
Representative Frank Lucas
Representative Markwayne Mullin
Representative Jim Bridenstine
Attorney General, State of Oklahoma E. Scott Pruitt
Chairwoman, National Indian Gaming Commission Tracie L. Stevens
Oklahoma Governor
I just signed a petition to stop the Kialegee Tribal Town from building a casino close to schools, churches, and homes in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Over 20,000 people live within very close proximity of the site, including over 5,000 children. There are over 30 churches close by. Plus, many schools are close by, including a technology center directly across the street where over 3,500 students attend each year.

I am not opposed to the Kialegee Tribe and their goals for economic development, and I support non-gaming commerce in the city of Broken Arrow. I am not opposed to legal gaming in Oklahoma.

This is NOT just a Broken Arrow issue. If this casino is allowed to open on this site it could establish precedence for significantly expanded local, state and national gaming. The implication is that any individual Indian allotment owner could lease their land to any tribe for gaming even when that tribe has no jurisdiction or historical ties to the land. Casinos could pop up on any corner of any metropolitan area where individual allotments are located.

I urge you to keep the concerns of the local residents in mind when reviewing the Kialegee Tribal Town's requests.

Thank you,