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Tribe gambles on lawsuit, ad campaign to secure casino's future
Las Cruces Sun-News,
Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 11:53:43 AM
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to counter a recent federal order that told the tribe to stop gaming at an Akela casino.
Also Wednesday, the tribe planned to launch a TV advertisement in the Albuquerque and Washington, D.C., markets, which asks President Barack Obama to keep the casino from being shut down.
Jeff Houser, chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, said the tribe's motion, filed in federal court in Oklahoma City, is aimed at forcing the gaming commission to recognize the terms of a 2007 legal settlement that the tribe believes gives it a legal basis for gaming.
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