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Oklahoma tribal leaders send Gov. Stitt a second statement in regards to the Gaming Compact

Kevin Stitt
Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 13:25:35-04

According to a news release from Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, leaders from 34 Oklahoma Tribal Governments came together on Aug. 22 and have reiterated their standpoint regarding negotiating the Gaming Compact.

“Many tribes have received Gov. Stitt’s most recent letter. While we appreciate his modified tone, and are pleased to see his inclusion of Attorney General Mike Hunter and the legislature, the original issues still remain, first and foremost

of which is that the present Gaming Compact will automatically renew on January 1, 2020,” said Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq. “Gov. Stitt’s position is at odds with the leaders of 34 Tribal Nations,

who also agree that the rates under the present Gaming Compact should not change. We recognize that Gov. Stitt has the right under the present Gaming Compact to request a renegotiation of rates paid under the Gaming Compact,

however a month has a passed and our request for a proposal from the Gov. Stitt has gone unanswered.”

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