Thursday, November 23, 2017

Choctaw Tribe Members to Vote on Proposed Casino Expansion


Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be able to cast their vote on whether they approve the construction of the tribe’s fourth casinothis Thursday. The tribe currently owns the Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos in Choctaw and Bok Homa Casino near Laurel.
If approved by tribal members, the new casino will be located in Red Water. Phyliss J. Anderson, the Choctaw chief, has been the main backer of the casino expansion effort. It has been for several years now that the tribal official has been calling for the construction of a new gambling venue. According to Ms. Anderson, the new casino will be able to produce new revenue for the tribe and two create new job positions. She pointed out that annual revenue of $50 million and over 250 new jobs could be generated, if her effort is approved.
It was not before January 2017 that her proposal was backed by the Tribal Council. The next step is for the tribe’s more than 11,000 members to voice their opinion on the matter.

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