Broken Arrow casino could partially open by end of April

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Kialegee Tribal Town officials say the controversial Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow could be open by the end of April, at least in part, despite a pending state lawsuit and protests from thousands of residents.

The tribe is also still waiting on permission from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Construction on the site, located at 111th and 129th East Avenue, began late in 2011.

In recent weeks, several mobile buildings were moved in to temporarily house the facility until the casino is finished.

Opponents say the site is too close to schools and churches and will attract crime to the area while decreasing property values.

The tribe has estimated the casino will employ up to 120 people.

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