SHAWNEES SEES PLUG PULLED ON SLOTS

August 22, 2001 8:08 PM
by

share

A federal judge in Oklahoma ordered the stoppage of electronic machines that resemble slots.

The Shawnee Tribe in Norman plans to appeal the decision that ruled against a proposed 48,000-square foot gaming center. The issue is whether the machines in the planned casino are games of skill or chance. Games of chance are illegal in Oklahoma.

Judge Wayne Alley’s order remains in effect until the National Indian Gaming Commission makes a final decision.