Tribal gaming official rejects Oklahoma governor’s offer

The Associated Press - March 28, 2020 11:01 am

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state’s top Native American gaming official is rejecting Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s latest casino gambling offer. Matthew Morgan, the chairman of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, accused the governor on Friday of trying to take advantage of the tribes during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the governor’s latest offer. It would require the tribes to pay a flat 5% fee on gambling revenues, whereas the current compacts have a sliding scale of between 4% and 10%. It also authorizes the state and tribes to offer sports wagering.

 

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