Site of alleged illegal casino operation in Broken Arrow reopens as event center
By John Dobberstein, Editor
A building in south Broken Arrow that was alleged to be hosting an unlicensed gaming operation before it was raided by authorities has re-opened as an event center.
Named “The Property,” the center at 11500 South 129th East Ave. has 5,600 square feet of open space, a full kitchen and bar area for catering. Events that could be held there include birthday parties with inflatable, reunions, conferences, Christmas parties, weddings, receptions and baby showers. Both indoor and outdoor event space is planned.
According to the business’ website, the center is owned and operated by the Bruner family, although the specific family members involved are not named.
“We look forward to serving Broken Arrow and surrounding communities! Also, if you have any ideas of an event you would like to have please let us know. We are open to new ideas,” said Brenda Schneider Bruner in a Facebook post this week.
The building that reopened was raided by Muscogee Nation authorities in 2017, where it was alleged Red Creek Holdings LLC and the Kialegee Tribal Town did not have a license to operate a casino there. More than 100 gaming devices were alleged to have been located in the building and confiscated.
Steve Bruner was arrested during the raid and booked into jail on complaints of possessing unlicensed gaming devices and maintaining an unlicensed gambling premise. An attorney had maintained that Bruner was innocent.
Records show the status of Red Creek Holdings LLC in Oklahoma was “canceled” last year according to state records.