- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - The Shawnee Tribe has announced plans to build a casino in the state’s Panhandle.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/1CPjMBc ) the 60,000 square-foot Golden Mesa Casino would be located near Guymon on a 107-acre property off Highway 54.

Tribal officials say construction will begin in 2016 and would create 175 jobs with an estimated payroll of about $4 million.

In 2010, the Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected an attempt by the tribe to take land into trust under an equal footing exemption in order to open a $400 million casino in Oklahoma City near Interstate 35.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act also allows tribes to take off-reservation land into trust for gaming purposes if it meets both steps of a two-part determination.

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Information from: Tulsa World, www.tulsaworld.com


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