Stitt: Tribes would ‘illegally’ run games without new deal

The Associated Press - December 7, 2019 8:41 am

Image: MGN

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says the state’s Native American tribes would be illegally operating certain gambling games after January 1st if they don’t resolve a dispute over the tribes’ compacts with the state.

Stitt made the remarks Thursday amid an impasse between the state and several tribes over the gaming compacts. Stitt says the compacts expire at the end of the year, but the tribes say the current compacts will automatically renew.

The Republican Governor wants to renegotiate the terms to receive a larger proportion of tribal gambling revenue. The Tulsa Word reports that the tribes will operate gaming on January 1st.

 

Latest Stories

Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged...

NOC Adjunct named to Oklahoma Magazine list

  Northern Oklahoma College Adjunct Instructor Daniel Sherron was named to the Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under...

Former Mortgage Company President Pleads Guilty

FORMER PRESIDENT OF FIRST MORTGAGE COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND FALSE STATEMENTS...