- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - A city in northeastern Oklahoma has passed a resolution opposing illegal gaming.

The Broken Arrow City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the resolution.

The move comes after City Council was informed that a restaurant expected to open this year was recruiting employees with gaming experience to operate a casino in addition to the establishment. Gaming is illegal in the state, except on tribal land.

City Manager Michael Spurgeon says City Council became concerned because the property is within the city limits, although the business is on land that belongs to the Muscogee Creek Nation.

Creek Nation leaders say an unlicensed gaming facility will not be allowed to operate within its jurisdiction.

The resolution will put the city in contact with the National Indian Gaming Commission.

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