Oklahoma Attorney General wants land

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

THACKERVILLE, Okla. -- The state of Oklahoma is trying to seize a plot of land where illegal horse races were being run.

Attorney General Drew Edmonson says the owners of the land in Love County knew illegal commercial gambling was occuring on the property, and that makes it eligible to be seized by the state.

Authorities raided the 97-acre plot near Thackerville in July.

Two officials from the Red River Playgrounds pleaded guilty in November to felony charges.

If the land is successfully seized, Edmonson says it would be sold at auction.


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  • by Here we go again on Feb 18, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    I knew that some on need a waabuuulaaannce
  • by MARY Location: Oklahoma on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:19 AM
    Well i do know the owners of the playdrounds and yes they knew what was going on there.They are just tring to play stupid at this time .They drove through the races on a sunday during the races when they was in town come on now give everybody a break if u dont know nothen then u need to be quit
  • by Chickasaw Location: Love County on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    Give it back to the Chickasaws where it belongs!
  • by Ann Location: Texas on Jan 16, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    I happen to know that the owners of the estate did not know there was illegal gambling going on at the property in question. If everything there was illegal, why did the state let the 2 people mentioned go with a slap on the hand?
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