Three tribes suing Stitt over casino gambling

The Associated Press - January 2, 2020 1:12 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma are suing Gov. Kevin Stitt over agreements that allow gambling at tribal casinos.

The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed the complaint Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City.

The tribes are asking a federal judge to decide whether the state’s gaming compacts with the tribes expired on Jan. 1. Stitt has said the compacts expired and that he believes gambling at tribal casinos are illegal since Jan. 1.

The tribes say the compacts automatically renew on Jan. 1 for another 15-year term.


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