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Poarch Band of Creek Indians may put new casino in Escambia County
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians new casino could be in Northwest Florida.
The Poarch Tribal Chairman sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking to negotiate a state compact that would allow casino style gaming in Escambia County.
The property is located in rural Escambia County on Nokomis Road.
"People who live out here on Nokomis Road in Walnut Hill say it's typically pretty quite, but they're afraid if the Poarch Band of Creek Indians build a casino out on this piece of property that could all change."
It's peaceful in the northern part of Escambia County..
Nothing but the sounds of nature.
John Ghiatis has lived in the Walnut Hill area for 13-years and likes to take in the beautiful scenery on his front porch.
But he's afraid that will all change.
His home is located right next door to the proposed acre of land the
John Ghiatis "I think that would take away a lot of my privacy and there would be a lot of traffic."
"It could only be good for giving people jobs."
Karen Coleman "As far as the economic I think job wise that will be good. "There is not a lot of jobs around here."
"At this point in time the tribe just wants to discuss their possibilities about moving casinos into the state of Florida.