PCI considering land purchase in Mississippi

Published 12:25 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Poarch Creek Indian gaming authority is considering the purchase of Mississippi land.

“PCI Gaming Authority monitors events throughout the Southeast that represent interesting opportunities for our investment consideration,” PCI Gaming Authority and Wind Creek Hospitality President and CEO James Dorris said. “This particular property was brought to our attention and after evaluation we felt it represented an excellent investment opportunity that, regardless whether we pursue development now, in the future, or never, the land will hold its value. We continue to evaluate development opportunities and the Mississippi Gulf Coast gaming market is one we may seek to enter at some future time.”

Wind Creek Hospitality and PCI Gaming are authorities of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribes gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery as well as multiple racetracks in Alabama and Florida.

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The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama, in rural Escambia County, and 57 miles east of Mobile.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents.