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Gov. Stitt asks judge to rule casino gambling illegal

Posted at 11:16 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 00:16:50-05

New developments in the fight over gambling in Oklahoma.

Attorneys for Governor Kevin Stitt are asking the court to declare the gaming compacts did not automatically renew, and that tribes are breaking the law by continuing to offer class three gaming.

Unless new compacts are negotiated, all this is in response to the lawsuit the Choctaw, Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations' filed in December.

In this new filing, the governor also wants any revenue the tribes earn from gaming at the start of this year to be put into a trust.

In addition, Governor Stitt is now using two Oklahoma law firms in this legal dispute.

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