AP – Harper asks Choctaws to drop Jones Co. casino

Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, in a letter to the tribe, says while the project is probably legal under federal gaming laws, there is no local support for it outside the tribe.

Harper’s 3rd District includes a portion of Jones County but not the area where the casino would be.

Harper says the 8-7 vote approving the project by the Tribal Council indicated there is some opposition within the tribe to it.

Tribal officials say the casino would employ about 250 people.

AP
6/11/10