OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering a request by
the Shawnee to transfer land near Remington Park horse racing track in Oklahoma
City into federal trust. If approved, the tribe will build a Las Vegas-style
hotel and casino at that site.
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is receiving letters of opposition to the
proposal. Letters have come from politicians, educators, business leaders and
citizens who have reasons to fight against a casino.
Some say a casino near Remington Park will kill the track. Remington Park GM
Scott Wells says it could end horse racing in Oklahoma.
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