Land deal could pave way for Wagoner County’s first casino


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Wagoner County will likely be getting its first casino after the Muscogee Creek National Council approved a purchase agreement for land in Coweta.

The MCNC approved a deal June 1 for the acquisition of 36.5 acres of undeveloped property at the southeast corner of Highway 51 and E. 131st Street. The property sits just inside the corporate limits of the city of Coweta.

A MCNC resolution states a purchase agreement exists between the Nichols Family Trust and Tulsa-based Brico LLC. Brico’s president is Tulsa Realtor Brian Paine of Paine & Associates, which is also based in Tulsa. Brico is expected to assign the purchase and sale to the Muscogee Nation.

The agreement calls for Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises — which owns, administers, operates and manages the Nation’s gaming facilities — to operate a travel plaza and casino at the location.

The National Council also voted to authorize MNGE to execute the design-build agreement between River Spirit Casino Resort and I-5 Design-Build.

No other details about the development were available Sunday.

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