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By AP

Broken Arrow, OK – Lawmakers oppose planned Broken Arrow casino

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's two U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative are joining the opponents to a planned casino in Broken Arrow by the Kialegee Tribal Town.

Congressman John Sullivan told the Tulsa World that he and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn have sent letters to National Indian Gaming Commission Chairwoman Tracie Stevens and Assistant U.S. Interior Secretary Larry Echo Hawk. Sullivan says the letters ask for the status of efforts to have land approved for a casino.

And U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe says he doesn't believe the Bureau of Indian Affairs will approve an application for a casino on the land.

Kialegee Tribal Town King Tiger Hobia has said the tribe has no viable economic development opportunities and that the casino is an example of why the Indian Gaming Act was enacted.