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Local horse race track and casino closing
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:15:14 AM
Oklahoma Blue Ribbon Downs will be closing Nov. 28th after nearly half a century of horse racing.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has owned the Racino since 2003. They've been trying to sell the track for the past two years. They said a decline in fans willing to place bets is preventing them from keeping the historic operation going.
"The area experienced a lot of retail growth that probably would not have occurred had the track not lived through those glory days," said Shannon Vann, Sallisaw's mayor.
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