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Muskogee (Creek) Nation sues Gov. Stitt over gaming dispute

Posted at 9:56 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 10:56:51-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla — The Muskogee (Creek) Nation becomes the fifth Oklahoma tribe to sue Governor Kevin Stitt over the ongoing gaming dispute.

RELATED STORY: Three Tribes file Federal lawsuit against Gov. Stitt to end compact renewal dispute

The Tulsa World reports the tribe joins a lawsuit filed by the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw tribes.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation joined the lawsuit last Friday, officials say.

The tribes argue the compacts that establish casino gambling automatically renewed on Jan. 1, but Governor Stitt maintains they did not, and they're up for re-negotiation.

Officials say last week Governor Stitt wants the courts to shut down most casino games until the dispute can be resolved.

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