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Poarch Creek Indians want to bring casino gambling to Escambia County
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to bring casino-style gaming to Escambia County.
The Poarch Tribal Chairman, Buford Rolin, sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking to negotiate a state compact that would allow "slot machines and table gaming" in Escambia County.
In the March 24th letter Rolin said the tribe is eligible for Class Three Gaming in Florida because it has a one-acre parcel in Northwestern Escambia County that meets the definitions of "Indian Lands" under the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The land that's the focus of the tribe's interest is in the Nokomis community in Northwest Escambia County, near the Alabama state line.
The Poarch Creek Indians currently operate several different venues including the Pensacola Greyhound Park and Poker Room, the Wind Creek Casino in Atmore and the Mobile Greyhound Park.
The letter calls for a meeting with Scott and tribal officials as soon as possible.
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