Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby says a subsidiary of the tribe will try to buy Remington Park racetrack and casino in Oklahoma City.



Anoatubby told The Oklahoman in a copyright story Wednesday that the tribe's Global Gaming Solutions will do all it can to buy the facility and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.



Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby says a subsidiary of the tribe will try to buy Remington Park racetrack and casino in Oklahoma City.

Anoatubby told The Oklahoman in a copyright story Wednesday that the tribe's Global Gaming Solutions will do all it can to buy the facility and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.

The two horse racing facilities are among four being sold by bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp.

It wasn't known what other entities are interested in bidding on Remington — but Wednesday is the deadline for prospective bidders to submit an "expression of interest." It must specify the properties bidders are interested in acquiring, the price range they would be prepared to pay, how they would finance the purchase and plans for the properties.

"We would be of the view that Remington Park is an asset with a lot of potential," John Elliott, chief executive officer of Global Gaming said. "I think it has been allowed to deteriorate to a degree over time.

"We think we can improve the gaming operation. We think there is opportunity for additional amenities, for entertainment and cosmetic improvements."

Anoatubby said he sees opportunities to work with the community to develop Remington Park?s assets.

"I'd like to see it as a destination point," he said. "I'm sure it is to some degree now, but I think we could really improve that status.

"We've talked about maybe adding a hotel. Obviously, the facility needs improvement. We've been told the folks in the horse racing industry here in Oklahoma are friendly to the Chickasaw Nation being involved in this."


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