The vote was unanimous, the City Council sending a clear message that illegal gaming is not welcome in Broken Arrow.
“Very much in favor of this,” said Rob Martinek, one of the co-founders of the community organization that fought a similar battle against the previous casino attempt.
What is it about this location that makes the situation any different for the developers?
“You know, they might know something that the federal courts don’t know, or the National Indian Gaming Commission or the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn’t know, but I’m dubious of that,” he said.
Dubious or not, job postings are now online for casino game attendant, casino services representative and vault specialist, posted by Red Creek Holdings of Broken Arrow.
“Those are the developers that are currently developing that site and they are clearly hiring for employees for the casino,” said Jared Cawley, pleased with the resolution and confident the new site will be as successful as the old site when it comes to gaming.
“They’ve ruled twice before that they can’t game, moving across the freeway doesn’t make that any different,” said Cawley.
Tulsa’s Channel 8 reached out to the developers for comment, but did not hear back.