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Tribes to Stitt: 'We still have some fundamental differences in our positions'

Oklahoma’s Native American tribes will not meet next week with Gov. Kevin Stitt to negotiate the tribal gaming compacts because “fundamental differences” still divide the two parties. A majority of the state’s gaming tribes signed onto a letter sent to Sitt on Wednesday, saying they want him to agree to their position the tribal gaming compacts automatically renew before they consider any proposal to renegotiate the terms of the compacts.

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11/17/2019

article Flash Point team discusses impeachment hearings, tribal gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Each week, the Flash Point team tackles some of the biggest topics circulating in the Sooner State and beyond. This week, Todd Lamb, Mike Turpen, and...
article Talks on tribal gaming compacts and rates stalemated over question of renewal
(Oklahoma) -- As the calendar counts down to Jan. 1, Gov. Kevin Stitt and tribes with gaming compacts appear far from resolving their disagreement over renewal of the...
article THE OKLAHOMAN: Impasse over Oklahoma gaming compacts widens
(Oklahoma) -- If the latest rhetoric is any indication, then it’s clear the dispute between the governor and Oklahoma’s Indian tribes over gaming compacts is...
article Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s new Republican governor is doubling down on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of...
article Letter to the editor: More transparency need on state gambling money
(Oklahoma) -- Taxpayers of the state of Oklahoma need to be informed on the goals of Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General Mike Hunter to increase revenues from the...

11/16/2019

article Stitt, tribes at impasse on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said...

11/15/2019

article Capitol Insider: Stitt Pushes for Public Support of Compact Changes
(Oklahoma) -- As he continues to push for renegotiation of the state of Oklahoma's gaming compacts with tribal nations, Governor Kevin Stitt is asking for public...
article Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s new Republican governor doubled down Thursday on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the...

11/14/2019

article Battle continues between tribal leaders, governor’s office over tribal gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt came out swinging at a news conference to discuss negotiations for the state's tribal gaming compacts. Currently, Native...
article Cherokees object to state’s arbitration proposal on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee heard updates during a Wednesday meeting from Assistant Attorney General Chris Nimmo on the tribe's pending legal...
article Dueling pressers: Stitt, tribes talk gaming negotiations
(Oklahoma) -- With all parties agreeing the issue could head to court if compromise is not found, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and tribal representatives held dueling press...
article Gaming compact negotiations hit impasse as governor says tribes 'would not listen to our plan'
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday accused tribes of refusing to communicate with him over possible changes to their gaming compacts. Stitt told reporters at a...
article Governor voices frustration, suggests tribal gaming fees as high as 25%
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt proposed Oklahoma tribal gaming fees as high as 25% Thursday as he went public with his frustrations over what he described as an...
article Stitt, tribes at impasse on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said...

11/11/2019

article Oklahoma tribes reject gaming compact arbitration
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s 35 tribal nations with casinos have rejected arbitration in a dispute with the state over whether existing gaming compacts automatically...

11/9/2019

article Oklahoma tribes with casinos say no to compact arbitration
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's 35 tribal nations with casinos have rejected arbitration in a dispute with the state over whether existing gaming compacts automatically...

11/8/2019

article Choctaws hope to resolve gaming impasse with Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- It's Native American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to honoring the culture and history of the people who established a human presence on the...
article Tribes say no to arbitration on gaming compact renewal
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma tribes with casinos have refused the state’s offer to go into arbitration over a dispute about renewal of their gaming compacts. The impasse...

11/3/2019

article In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state’s creation in 1907 was celebrated...
article Not much movement after gaming sitdown
(Oklahoma) -- Attorney General Mike Hunter met this week with the leaders of Oklahoma’s American Indian tribes to discuss gaming compacts. It appears little...

10/31/2019

article Oklahoma state starts gaming compact negotiations with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- Attorney General Mike Hunter held Monday a “positive and constructive” meeting with tribal nations at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s...

10/30/2019

article Oklahoma’s casino-operating tribes begin gaming compact talks
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General, Mike Hunter, reportedly began meeting with representatives from some of the state’s 35 casino-operating tribes on Monday...

10/29/2019

article Former Oklahoma Governor Issues Warning to State as Tribal Compact Negotiations Kick Off
(Oklahoma) -- As Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter began controversial compact negotiations with the state’s tribal gaming operators on Monday in a bid to...
article Oklahoma tribes and Attorney General face compacts stalemate
(Oklahoma) -- Negotiations between Oklahoma’s Attorney General and 35 tribal nations began on Monday and today remain in a stalemate over the automatic renewal of...

10/28/2019

article 'You have to walk before you can run': State, tribes hold historic meeting on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- State and tribal leaders held a historic meeting Monday to discuss the future of the multi-million-dollar gaming compacts. But nothing appeared to be...
article AG Hunter meets with Tribal officials to discuss gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- For the first time since the renegotiation of gaming compacts was mentioned by Governor Stitt, tribal leaders and Attorney General Mike Hunter finally sat...
article Oklahoma AG meets with tribal leaders to discuss gaming impact
(Oklahoma) -- Dozens of tribal leaders and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter met behind closed doors for hours Monday at the Grand Casino in Shawnee to discuss the...
article Tribes start casino gambling negotiations with Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's attorney general began casino gambling negotiations with more than two dozen tribal nations on Monday, but the sides remain locked in a...

10/27/2019

article Former governor Brad Henry says current tribal gaming compact dispute ultimately 'won't be good' for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Former Gov. Brad Henry on Friday said he is concerned that a dispute between the tribes and Gov. Kevin Stitt concerning gaming compacts could wind up in...

10/24/2019

article Oklahoma Tribal Operators Claim Racetracks License Renewal Gives Them Upper Hand in Compact Talks
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal casino operators in Oklahoma may have been handed a lifeline in their clash with Republican Governor Kevin Stitt over upcoming compact...
article OKLAHOMA VIEWPOINTS: Win-win on gaming is goal for tribes
(Oklahoma) -- We could soon learn whether a dispute between the governor and Oklahoma’s Indian tribes will end amicably and quickly, or drag out for some time to come....

10/21/2019

article Oklahoma governor plans to renegotiate state’s casino revenue share
(Oklahoma) -- Since the tribes got the exclusive right to open casinos, Native American gambling has become a bigger economic factor in Oklahoma than in any other state...

10/19/2019

article ICYMI: In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state’s creation in 1907 was celebrated...
article EDITORIAL: Win-win on gaming is goal for Oklahoma tribes [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- We could learn in eight days whether a dispute between the governor and Oklahoma’s Indian tribes will end amicably and quickly, or drag out for some...

10/18/2019

article Lawyer says action by Horse Racing Commission bolsters argument that tribal gaming compacts automatically renew
(Oklahoma) -- Two Indian gaming experts say recent action by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission bolsters the position of the tribes that their gaming compacts with the...
article Oklahoma officials to meet with tribes for gambling talks
(Oklahoma) -- Native American tribes in Oklahoma will meet with state officials to discuss clashing views on the tribes' gambling agreement. Republican Gov. Kevin...

10/17/2019

article OK governor and Native American tribes disagree over gambling revenue split
(Oklahoma) -- An agreement between Oklahoma and the Native American tribes to expand gambling 15 years ago has resulted in an economic boon for both.
article Tribes to meet with attorney general on compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is scheduled to meet with leaders of Oklahoma Indian tribes in Shawnee on Oct. 28 to discuss differing...

10/15/2019

article In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with...

10/11/2019

article Modoc Nation reveals plans for upgrades to Stables Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Stables Casino has been in Miami for 20 years and as time has passed representatives say it was time for a fresh look. The goal of these changes are in...

10/10/2019

press release BILL MILLER: Point of View: Gaming is many things for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s gaming industry is one of the state’s largest economic engines. It supports more than 75,000 jobs — 4% of Oklahoma’s...

10/9/2019

article Oklahoma tribal leaders continue to call for clarity on compact renewal
(Oklahoma) -- In a joint resolution issued at the end of August, the leaders of 34 Oklahoma tribal governments said that although they are willing to consider any...

9/29/2019

article CITY SENTINEL: Informed Observations on the Tribal Gaming Compact(s)
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, smaller Indian tribal governments and members do not reap (and have never reaped) the economic benefits of legalized gaming – or any other...
article Letter to the Editor: Stitt needs to leave the tribes alone
(Oklahoma) -- I voted for Gov. Kevin Stitt, and I expected him to do a lot of good things for Oklahoma. But trying to make up the state’s shortage of money by...

9/25/2019

article Tribal gaming has had more than a $9.5bn economic impact in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Following a successful 25th edition of the OIGA Conference and Trade Show, Casino Review spoke to Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association chairman Matthew...

9/18/2019

article Oklahoma AG Hires Michigan Law Firm to Advise on Controversial Tribal Compact Renegotiation
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s attorney general Mike Hunter has hired the services of Michigan-based law firm Dykema as the state prepares to begin a hugely complex...

9/17/2019

article Comanche Leader Slams Okla. 'Saber Rattling' In Gaming Row (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation’s chairman said the gaming compact between Oklahoma and the tribal nation will automatically renew at the end of 2019 despite Gov...
article It Took Awhile, But Oklahoma Opens Golden Mesa Casino
(Oklahoma) -- It started to feel like the Golden Mesa Casino in Guymon, Okla., would never open, but that is no longer the case. The Golden Mesa Casino recently had its...
article OP/ED: Stitt story left some details out
(Oklahoma) -- I just read the story in the Tulsa World about Kevin Stitt, and what a story (“’He dreams big, but he delivers’: How Oklahoma Gov. Kevin...

9/16/2019

article Oklahoma AG Hires Dykema Gossett to Represent the State in Gaming Talks
(Oklahoma) -- Mike Hunter, the Attorney General of Oklahoma, has agreed to pay Dykema Gossett up to $250,000 to represent the state in negotiations with Oklahoma-based...
press release Landmark Aristocrat jackpot in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Aristocrat’s renowned $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ awarded its landmark 50th jackpot when a player hit it on the 777 Bourbon Street game at Riverstar Casino...

9/15/2019

article Oklahoma AG hires outside attorneys on gambling negotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's attorney general has agreed to pay a Michigan law firm up to $250,000 to help represent the state in negotiations with Oklahoma-based Native...

9/14/2019

article Public records: Osage, Comanche tribes cited 2019 expiration in seeking new gaming compact negotiations with previous governor
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of the Osage and Comanche nations appeared to be singing a different tune about gaming compacts in communications with previous governor Mary...

9/13/2019

article Oklahoma AG hires Michigan law firm to aid state in gaming talks
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has hired a Michigan-based law firm to assist the state in renegotiating the tribal gaming compacts. Hunter finalized...

9/11/2019

article THE OKLAHOMAN: No blinking from Stitt on compacts
(Oklahoma) -- In a dispute that has seen terse exchanges, Gov. Kevin Stitt insists there’s nothing personal in his desire to renegotiate Indian gaming compacts....

9/10/2019

article Meacham: Stitt could convince Legislature to outlaw horse racing gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s governor could force tribes to the negotiating table if he can convince lawmakers to outlaw gaming at horse race tracks by year end, the...

9/7/2019

article Cole says gaming compact dispute could wind up in court
(Oklahoma) -- The conflict between Gov. Kevin Stitt and Indian tribes over gaming compacts could wind up at a federal agency and then a federal court, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole...
article Meacham: Stitt could force tribes to negotiate gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s governor could force tribes to the negotiating table if he can convince lawmakers to outlaw gaming at horse race tracks by year end, the...
article Dueling media campaigns show divide between tribes and state on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- As Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma’s Native American tribes clash on renegotiating the tribal gaming compacts, dueling public relations campaigns...
article Letter to the Editor: Oklahoma tribal policy cannot be compared to other states
(Oklahoma) -- Whenever American Indian policy is discussed, including our state's present negotiations with 31 tribes covered by the state's gambling compact,...

9/6/2019

article LETTER: Tribal casinos shouldn't have monopoly
(Oklahoma) -- Editor, Daily Press: In her Sept. 5 column, Kathy Tibbits argues that casinos and their operators, who receive billions, “don’t owe Oklahoma a...

9/4/2019

article From sovereignty to sportsbook: Gaming negotiations affect ‘shared citizenry’
(Oklahoma) -- More than 30 sovereign tribal nations that have gaming compacts with the state of Oklahoma are willing to discuss changes to exclusivity fees, but they are...

9/3/2019

article 'Stand firm': Choctaw chief reiterates gaming stance at annual address
(Oklahoma) -- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton is standing firm on the gaming compact with the state. Batton said he and other tribal leaders across the...
article An Editorial: Fresh Thoughts on Why Kevin Stitt is (Still) right on the Compact
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Kevin Stitt apparently remains determined to renegotiate gaming compacts in Oklahoma. Because that is the case, leaders of the large tribes...

8/30/2019

article ICYMI: Tribal leaders doubling down on battle over gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are doubling down on their stance after Governor Kevin Stitt said he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming agreement....
press release Spotlight on WinStar World Resort & Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's WinStar World Resort & Casino is the home of the World Long Drive Championship (airing Sept. 3-4 on Golf Channel), but for those of us...

8/29/2019

article Tribal leaders doubling down on battle over gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are doubling down on their stance after Governor Kevin Stitt said he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming agreement....
article Tribal leaders willing to accept changes to gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of 34 separate tribal nations in Oklahoma say they're willing to reconsider how much they pay the state for some casino games, but first want...
article Tribes to Gov. Stitt: Acknowledge automatic renewal of gaming compacts before trying to renegotiate
(Oklahoma) -- Several tribes have told Gov. Kevin Stitt that he must first recognize the automatic renewal of gaming compacts before negotiations can begin, according to...
article Tribes to Stitt: 'We still have some fundamental differences in our positions'
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Native American tribes will not meet next week with Gov. Kevin Stitt to negotiate the tribal gaming compacts because “fundamental...

8/27/2019

article Point of View: Stitt needs positive next move in gaming effort
(Oklahoma) -- As a Native American, I find troublesome Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent approach to renegotiating gaming compacts. Working with the tribes presents a true...

8/25/2019

article OUR VIEW: Costs of renegotiating gaming contracts too high
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt might want to pull back and rethink his decision to call for the renegotiation of gaming compacts with tribal governments — this is...

8/24/2019

article Letter to the Editor: Desire to change casino fees is all about the money
(Oklahoma) -- So Gov. Stitt says his demand to renegotiate the gaming compacts with Oklahoma's tribal governments "has nothing to do with revenue." When...
article Letter to the Editor: Don't raise the casino exclusivity fees
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Stitt wants to raise the amount tribes must pay for what he calls a monopoly on gaming. At the same time, he wants to keep the monopoly, calling...

8/23/2019

article Busey: Oklahoma is Native America – Our tribal economic advantage
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma was Indian Territory long before statehood. Our state’s name stems from Choctaw words, “okla” and “humma,” meaning...

8/22/2019

article Oklahoma Casinos Look Into Possibility Of Adding Sports Betting
(Oklahoma) -- Whether its football, or basketball, even tennis - every day across the country, millions of dollars change hands, all dependent on what happens between...

8/20/2019

article Chickasaw Nation Reacts To Governor's Compact-Renegotiation Insistence
(Oklahoma) -- This week on Mitchell Talks, the News 9 Sessions, Episode 44, Aaron Brilbeck and Scott Mitchell talk with Stephen Greetham, Senior Council for the...
article Face-off over gaming compacts amps up as tribes launch campaign
(Oklahoma) -- The back-and-forth between the Oklahoma governor and Native American tribes over gaming compacts appears to be amping up. Some tribes have launched a multi...

8/17/2019

article Despite 'warmer' letter to tribal leaders, Stitt's position on gaming compacts remains unchanged
(Oklahoma) -- In an effort to kick-start negotiations, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday sent a letter to tribal leaders suggesting both sides put aside their disagreement...
article Face-Off Over Gaming Compacts Amps Up, as Tribes Launch Marketing Campaign
(Oklahoma) -- The back-and-forth between the Oklahoma governor and Native American tribes over gaming compacts appears to be amping up: Some tribes have launched a multi...

8/15/2019

article Stitt pushes tribes for Sept. 3 meeting on 'shared vision of gaming in Oklahoma'
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for gaming talks to begin Sept. 3, after backing away somewhat from his position that compacts with Oklahoma's Native...

8/14/2019

article Stitt hopes to renegotiate gaming compacts despite opposition from tribal leaders
(Oklahoma) -- Despite pushback from Oklahoma tribes, Gov. Kevin Stitt appears resolute in his desire to renegotiate gaming compacts and get a better deal for the state.

8/12/2019

article Batton: Stitt’s call to renegotiate tribal gaming compact misguided
(Oklahoma) -- Recently Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt published an op–ed, signaling his intention to open negotiations on the gaming compacts many tribes have with...
article Lawmakers urge collaboration in gaming compact negotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma legislators have been hesitant to wade into the the debate over the state’s tribal gaming compacts, which has Gov. Kevin Stitt at odds with many...
article OP/ED: Stitt right to seek review of casino fees
(Oklahoma) -- In discussions of tax policy, the issue of “fairness” often arises. So here’s a simple question. Is it fair to impose a larger tax...

8/10/2019

article Choctaw chief ready to defend tribe's position
(Oklahoma) -- Chief Gary Batton says he's open to negotiating with Gov. Kevin Stitt in regard to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Tribal Gaming Compact with the...
article ANALYSIS: Expert says gambling compacts need to better address addiction
(Oklahoma) -- The debate over renegotiation of Oklahoma’s gaming compacts with tribal governments has centered on the rates paid by tribes and the impact of...

8/9/2019

article Cherokee Nation chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. says tribes united against Gov. Kevin Stitt's push to renegotiate gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- The incoming principal chief of the Cherokee Nation says there is a “great deal of solidarity among tribes” resolute against Gov. Kevin Stitt...

8/8/2019

article Free Market Friday: Casino fees merit review
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt rightly wants to renegotiate Oklahoma’s gaming compacts. Significant advantages – including virtual exclusivity or monopoly of...
article EDITORIAL: Help is available for gambling addiction
(Oklahoma) -- If you live in Oklahoma, you probably know someone with a gambling problem. It might even be you. Gambling is like alcohol, cigars, rich foods and rock...

8/6/2019

article CARTER: Tribal stances on gaming-fee increase contrast with past tax-increase position
(Oklahoma) -- In 2018, officials with the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma were among those endorsing the “Step Up...

8/4/2019

article Oklahoma tribal leaders unite in gaming compacts stance
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of 29 Oklahoma tribal nations have sent a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt saying they believe the current compacts governing tribal casinos in the state...

8/3/2019

article LETTER: Indian gaming compacts were poorly written
(Oklahoma) -- I frequent the local casinos on a regular basis so I do not object to casino gaming. However, it should be clear that the gaming revenue (approximately $5...
article LETTER: Reason for sports book gaming
(Oklahoma) -- There is only one reason to allow Indian casino sports books in Oklahoma: $450 billion bet with offshore sports books every year. All things equal, money...

8/2/2019

article Capitol Insider: Gov. Stitt Weighs In On Tribal Gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming negotiations got off to a rough start last month. Now, Gov. Stitt is responding to pushback and explains why he thinks tribes should pay more...
article COMMENTARY: Tribal Casino and Gaming Compacts getting renewed attention
(Oklahoma) -- In 2004 Oklahoma entered into casino and gaming compacts with all federally recognized tribes in the state to operate and profit from casinos and gaming in...
article OP/ED: Tribal Casino and Gaming Compacts getting renewed attention
(Oklahoma) -- In 2004 Oklahoma entered into casino and gaming compacts with all federally recognized tribes in the state to operate and profit from casinos and gaming in...
press release Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee Passes Resolution Regarding Tribal-State Gaming Compact
(Oklahoma) -- The Business Committee of the Sac and Fox Nation unanimously voted to pass a resolution that states the Nation will not request to renegotiate the terms of...

7/31/2019

article Casino points gambling addicts in right direction
(Oklahoma) -- It has become increasingly easy for Americans to gamble away their money, as casinos continue to pop up and online gaming has offered a way to take a...

7/30/2019

article POWELL: Don't raise Oklahoma's casino tax
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt has indicated a desire to renegotiate the tribal gaming compacts, which expire next year, to increase the exclusivity fee paid to state...

7/29/2019

article Inter-Tribal Council responds to Stitt’s letter on gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- With the exclusive Indian gaming compact with the state coming up for renewal in 2020, officials for several Oklahoma-based tribes were dealt a surprise on...
article Tribes Unify As Stitt Tries To Renegotiate Gaming Compact
(Oklahoma) -- Twenty-nine tribal leaders sent a letter to Gov. Stitt saying they “stand united” when it comes to Oklahoma’s Gaming Compact. The letter...

7/28/2019

article Legal expert says Stitt mistaken on tribal gaming fees assessment
(Oklahoma) -- An American Indian law expert says Gov. Kevin Stitt is using incorrect figures to make a case for renegotiating the state’s tribal gaming compacts....

7/26/2019

article Capitol Insider: OIGA's Matthew Morgan On Tribal Gaming Negotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt announced his intention to renegotiate Oklahoma's gaming compacts, the agreements governing Indian gaming in the state, through an op-...
article CHIEF BAKER: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent op-ed, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called for a renegotiation of the highly successful tribal gaming compacts, government-to-government...
article Oklahoma Tribal leaders send letter to Governor Stitt over Gaming Compact
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders from all over Oklahoma sent a formal letter to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Friday regarding the Gaming Compact. The letter addresses...
article Oklahoma tribes say they don't have to renegotiate gaming contracts but are willing to listen
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of 29 Oklahoma Indian tribes notified Gov. Kevin Stitt in writing Friday that they believe they’re under no obligation to renegotiate the...

7/25/2019

article Bill John Baker: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent op-ed, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called for a renegotiation of the highly successful tribal gaming compacts, government-to-government...
article How much Oklahoma? Governor demands a record share of tribal casino revenues
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, a Republican, expressed his desire to raise the fees charged to tribal casinos in the state demanding a share that would be...
article Oklahoma tribes united against plan to hike exclusivity fees
(Oklahoma) -- The majority of the casino-operating tribes in Oklahoma are reportedly united in their antagonism towards a recent call from the state’s new...
article Place your wagers: Will sports betting come to Oklahoma through new tribal compacts?
(Oklahoma) -- Sixty years ago, if someone in downtown Tulsa wanted to bet on a football game, he — always a he; women weren’t allowed — walked into the...
article Tribal leaders standing strong against higher gaming fees
(Oklahoma) -- A situation between state and tribal leaders is becoming tense as both sides argue about higher gaming fees. Currently, Native American tribes pay the...

7/24/2019

article Oklahoma Tribes Will Send Gov. Stitt a Letter About Proposed Gaming Compact Renegotiation
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma tribes are presenting a united front on gaming compact renegotiations proposed by Gov. Kevin Stitt. Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman...
article Tribal gaming 101: What you need to know about Oklahoma tribal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Earlier this month, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming compacts. The governor said he believed that the...

7/23/2019

article Indian gaming official says tribes united in opposition to compact renegotiation
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Indian tribes are unified in their opposition to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s attempt to renegotiate their gaming compacts, one of the state...
article Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Renegotiate Tribal Gaming Contract
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is attempting to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming contract that is set to expire in 2020. Tribal leaders have said...

7/22/2019

article New water park creates uptick in hotel stays, more jobs for Otoe-Missouria Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Managers of the 7 Clans First Council Casino & Hotel in Newkirk take pride in the property being the first resort casino with an indoor water park in...

7/21/2019

article Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor’s gambling plan
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of five of Oklahoma’s most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor’s plan to...

7/20/2019

article Tribal gaming 101: What you need to know as tribal gaming becomes a topic of significant debate
(Oklahoma) -- Earlier this month, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming compacts. The governor said he believed that the...
article Tribal leaders united against Stitt gaming plan
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt recently announced his intention to renegotiate gaming compacts with Indian tribes in the state, and tribal leaders are...

7/19/2019

article New study shows tribe contributions to State of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- New studies released indicate Oklahoma Tribes contributed almost $13 billion to the state in 2017. Tribal Chief of Wyandotte Nation Billy Friend say it...
article Study pinpoints tribal Impact in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal nations were reported to contribute a staggering $12.9 billion into the Oklahoma economy according to data delivered at the Oklahoma Tribal Finance...
article Study: Tribes' impact on state nearly $13 billion in 2017
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma tribes had a $12.93 billion economic impact to the state in 2017, according to a study published this week. The report was commissioned eight...
article Governor Stitt seeks renegotiation on Tribal Gaming Compact
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is giving tribes less than 5 months to renegotiate the 15-year Tribal-State Gaming Compact. Set to renew on January 1, 2020,...
article Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...

7/18/2019

article STEVE FAIR: The sweetheart deal is over
(Oklahoma) -- The 15 year Indian gaming compact negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry and State Treasurer Scott Meacham with the tribes is set to expire in January 2020.
article Stitt moves to renegotiate the state’s casino gambling pact
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to renegotiate the gambling compacts between the state and the tribal governments. The compacts expire January 1, 2020. Some tribal...
article Native American tribes boost Oklahoma's economy by almost $13 billion
(Oklahoma) -- A new study shows Oklahoma tribes boosted the state's economy by almost $13 billion in 2017. That includes money to build, expand and repair roads, like $...
press release JCM Global Brings Decades of Oklahoma Gaming Expertise to the OIGA Conference & Trade Show
(Oklahoma) -- JCM Global has been committed to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming market since its inception, and now JCM is bringing its decades-long expertise to the OIGA...
press release AGS Demonstrates Commitment To Tribal Gaming At The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Trade Show July 22-24; Orion Upright Makes Its OIGA Premier
(Las Vegas) -- AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the "Company") today announced that it will exhibit at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Conference and Trade Show July 22-24 at the Cox...

7/17/2019

article THE OKLAHOMAN: Compact dispute a test for Oklahoma governor, tribes
(Oklahoma) -- In a dispute over whether the state’s gaming compacts with Oklahoma’s tribes should be renegotiated, each side believes it has the stronger...

7/16/2019

article EDITORIAL: Stitt should be careful when treading on casino pacts
(Oklahoma) -- Today is National Lottery Day. For a tiny handful of people, the designation has positive connotations. For others, the association is a negative one....
article Kiowa leader: Find other solutions to increase state revenues
(Oklahoma) -- Following a letter by Gov. Kevin Stitt to the Tulsa World on July 8 regarding renegotiation of state gaming compacts, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman...
article OKLAHOMA GOP: The sweetheart deal is over
(Oklahoma) -- The 15-year Indian gaming compact negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry and State Treasurer Scott Meacham with the tribes is set to expire in January 2020....
article Tulsa to welcome ‘the biggest little show in Indian Gaming’
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will host its annual conference and trade show in Tulsa from July 22 to 24. Described by the association as ‘...

7/15/2019

article Okla. Tribes Fight Renegotiation Of State Gambling Compact (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of Oklahoma's Five Civilized Tribes have come together to oppose Gov. Kevin Stitt's call to renegotiate the gambling compact between 33...

7/14/2019

article MATT MORGAN: Some things to keep in mind as Oklahoma and 31 tribes consider the future of gaming in the state
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming in Oklahoma began more than three decades ago with simple bingo halls situated in retrofitted buildings. Today, 31 tribal nations operate 131...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor’s gambling plan
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of five of Oklahoma’s most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor’s plan to...

7/13/2019

article BLOG: Compact negotiations figure to be interesting
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is off to a rough start in trying to renegotiate the state's gaming compacts with Indian tribes. Stitt sent letters to 35 tribes...
article Gov. Stitt responds to Inter-Tribal resolution
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma is comprised of 39 federally recognized tribes and roughly 4 million people, and I was elected to give a fresh eye to all agreements, laws, and...
article Inter-Tribal Council: 'We are resolute in our position'
(Oklahoma) -- The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) provided a unified, formal and firm response to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s recent...
article Oklahoma Governor and Tribes Don’t Agree on Tribal Gaming Tax
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma governor is trying to strike a new bargain with the state’s tribal casino operators, which will see them contribute more to the state’...
article Tribes committed to existing terms of gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations pledged their commitment on Friday to continuing a tribal-state compact...

7/12/2019

article Oklahoma gov wants new tribal gaming compacts, tribes say no
(Oklahoma) -- Kevin Shift, the governor of Oklahoma, doesn’t believe the Native Indian tribes in the state are playing nicely and feels that they should give up...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders clash with Stitt over gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to renegotiate the state's gaming compact with native tribes by the end of the year. The compact currently allows the state to...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor’s gambling plan
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of five of Oklahoma's most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor's plan to force...
article Oklahoma's Five Tribes reject Stitt's call to renegotiate gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- In a show of unity, leaders of Oklahoma’s Five Civilized Tribes on Friday backed the state’s current gaming compacts and rejected Gov. Kevin...
article Tribal leaders speak out against renegotiating tribal gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are responding after Governor Kevin Stitt said he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming agreement. Officials say Native...
article Tulsa attorney explains where things stand in gaming compact dispute
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Stitt dealt the first hand in the debate over the casino gaming compact last weekend with an op-ed in the Tulsa World, stating that the compact...

7/11/2019

article In Oklahoma, Governor, Tribes Clash Over Casino Gaming Dollars
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
article Oklahoma Governor calls for tribal casinos to pay higher exclusivity taxes
(Oklahoma) -- Some of the largest tribe’s in Oklahoma have reportedly voiced concerns over a recent declaration by Governor, Kevin Stitt (pictured), that the...
article Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Says State Must Rework Tribal Gaming Compacts, Native American Leaders Fire Back
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) says the state’s present gaming compacts with the numerous tribes that operate around 130 casinos need to be reworked...
article Interblock Global CEO: Oklahoma gaming in a “very strong position”
(Oklahoma) -- Interblock Global CEO John Connelly believes the Oklahoma gaming market will continue to thrive in the coming years. Speaking to Gambling Insider ahead of...

7/10/2019

article Gambling in Oklahoma could change if state, tribes do not come to agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Changes could be coming to Oklahoma casinos after Gov. Kevin Stitt said he wants to renegotiate the gambling agreements between the state and Native...
article Governor Stitt looks to renegotiate Tribal gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Native American tribes pay the state more than $140 million a year in gaming exclusivity fees, but come January, the 15-year deal between the tribes and...
article Oklahoma governor wants bigger piece of state's tribal casino revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq, Offers Clarification in Response to Governor Stitt’s Recent Op-Ed
(Oklahoma) -- In the last 15 years, Oklahoma tribal governments have paid more than $1.5 billion in exclusivity fees to the budget of the State of Oklahoma; have...

7/9/2019

article Indian Gaming Association, Gov. Stitt disagree on gaming compacts as renegotiation sought by state
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked tribes to renegotiate gaming compacts, but some fundamental differences of opinion could affect the process. In a recent letter...
article OIGA: Current gaming fees are ‘justifiable’ [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew Morgan said comparing Oklahoma’s arrangements with state tribes to those made by other states...
article Osage Chief Standing Bear Wary of Tribal Gaming Compact Renegotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt intends to renegotiate tribal gaming compacts, and that has the Osage Nation on high alert. Stitt said most agreements giving...
article Stitt calls for renegotiating Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is trying to force Oklahoma's Native American tribes to renegotiate their tribal gaming compacts that are set to expire Jan. 1, 2020....

7/7/2019

article GOV. STITT: New gaming compacts must protect the interests of the tribes and the state
(Oklahoma) -- Fifteen years ago, the citizens of Oklahoma approved State Question 712, and the Oklahoma Legislature passed laws permitting the state to enter into gaming...

7/1/2019

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Announces New Officers
(Oklahoma) -- The membership of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association met this week, voted in two new officers and is pleased to announce that Matthew Morgan, Esq.,...

6/18/2019

article Ottawa County tribe seeks to recover $2 million in management fees
(Oklahoma) -- An Ottawa County tribe said it is taking steps to recover millions it claims was taken illegally by a former casino management company.

6/17/2019

article High Winds Casino is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1969 with amazing prizes
(Oklahoma) -- High Winds Casino is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1969 with some amazing prizes that you can register for. On June 29th they are giving away a...

6/14/2019

article OIGA chairman resigns amid allegations by gaming commission
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Doug J. Qualls resigned from his post after being accused of pocketing casino earnings from the Peoria Tribe of...

5/30/2019

article Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to a rival tribal casino in Oklahoma. The tribe sued the federal government for allowing...
article 6 Investigates: Tornado Safety At Oklahoma Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- As the number of casinos and gaming centers in Oklahoma has now climbed well over 100, and so have the odds increased that one of them would be hit by...

5/25/2019

article 9 Investigates: Tornado Safety At Oklahoma Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- As the number of casinos and gaming centers in Oklahoma has now climbed well over 100, and so have the odds increased that one of them would be hit by...

5/23/2019

article VIDEO: Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation have temporarily closed two of their gaming facilities due to rising water levels in the Arkansas River...

5/22/2019

article Tribal gaming to offer scholarships
(Oklahoma) -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 John Marley Scholarships, offered by Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), through its John Marley...

5/18/2019

article Tulsa casinos are perfect venues for old rockers
(Oklahoma) -- Joe Mack and I agree on several things, but probably the most important is this: People who don't like music are serious goobers - and not the kind of...

5/8/2019

article State senator expects HB 2667 to reach governor’s desk
(Oklahoma) -- Having gone through votes in the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives, a bill that could facilitate an uptick in casino gambling is now awaiting...

5/3/2019

article Bill would eliminate cap on gambling loss deductions [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are asking state elected officials to pass House Bill 2667 because they're worried about losing gaming revenue, which could affect the...

5/2/2019

article Oklahoma ranked No. 1 in casinos and fantasy sports
(Oklahoma) -- According to a national study, Oklahoma (on a per capita basis) is No. 1 in the nation the number of casinos per capita and the “legality of daily...

4/26/2019

press release OIGA offers scholarships to gaming employees, dependents
(Oklahoma) -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 John Marley Scholarships, offered by Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, through its John Marley...

4/21/2019

article Oklahoma City woman accused of 5-year-old grandson’s death at casino
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma City woman has been charged with felony murder of a child after she allegedly left her 5-year-old grandson in a hot car for hours last summer...

4/10/2019

article Sac N Fox Tribe opens new Bingo Hall
(Oklahoma) -- The Sac N Fox Tribe celebrated the grand opening of its new Bingo Hall on Sunday with a ribbon cutting and other festivities. The decision to bring bingo...

3/7/2019

article OP/ED: Gambling damages Oklahomans
(Oklahoma) -- The big myth about gambling in Oklahoma is that it enhances “economic development.” Any gains for local economies are heavily offset by the...

3/2/2019

article Outlook 2019: Casinos helping to make Tulsa 'hub for entertainment' in the region
(Oklahoma) -- The continued expansion of Gathering Place and Route 66’s revival has sparked a renaissance in northeastern Oklahoma tourism. The addition of a third...

2/24/2019

article Klein: Oklahoma's casino industry expects continued growth
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal casinos were not an overnight hit in Oklahoma. Yet growth of the tribal gaming industry has risen at an astronomical rate for more than a decade. Is...

2/23/2019

article Outlook 2019: Tulsa's Indian Nations continue to flourish
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek) and Osage Nations, all with a large footprint in Tulsa, are among the state’s largest economic engines. The three...

2/22/2019

article Sex trafficking ring suspects may have made millions and tried to hide it at casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Dallas police said the owners of some seedy massage parlors made them rich, and they spent some of the money on luxury cars, homes and trips, which were...

2/20/2019

article American Gaming Association Touts The Success Of Gaming In Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- It's been about 15 years since the first tribal compacts were issued for gaming here in Oklahoma and, on Wednesday night, the American Gaming...

2/18/2019

article Sports betting proposed for tribal casinos [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Legislature is considering a bill that would allow sports wagering through tribal casinos. House Bill 1975, authorizing sports wagering subject to the...

2/4/2019

article Apache Casino Hotel building around decade old tent
(Oklahoma) -- Construction is underway on at the Apache Casino Hotel to build a structure around the large white tent that’s served as the exterior of the casino...

1/23/2019

article Otoe-Missouria Tribe prepares for February debut of indoor water park
(Oklahoma) -- The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is getting ready to open an indoor water park at one of its casinos in Oklahoma. The 19,300 square-foot attraction is set to open...

12/27/2018

article TULSA WORLD: Who wins with legalized sports gambling? A lot of people who aren't gamblers
(Oklahoma) -- Odds are that biggest effect of a bipartisan bill to regulate sports gambling in the United States will be that a lot more people will get a piece of the...

12/20/2018

article Pioneer Woman, casinos help spur growth in state tourism
(Oklahoma) -- A star in the Oklahoma economy continues to grow — tourism. Over the last calendar year, tourism added close to $9 billion to the state's economy...

11/1/2018

article You can now buy lottery tickets with debit cards — plus other laws taking effect today
(Oklahoma) -- Several new laws are in effect Thursday across Oklahoma. Here’s a look at 10 of the new laws that take effect Thursday.

10/22/2018

article ICYMI: Bedlam and betting: When will Oklahomans legally be able to bet on sports?
(Oklahoma) -- Nine states have legalized sports betting, and six states have already opened the betting windows, as Oklahoma’s tribal-owned casinos start the push...

10/20/2018

article Bedlam and betting: When will Oklahomans legally be able to bet on sports?
(Oklahoma) -- Nine states have legalized sports betting, and six states have already opened the betting windows, as Oklahoma’s tribal-owned casinos start the push...

10/16/2018

press release Buffalo Run Casino celebrating their Anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- Featuring the area's widest-variety of machine and table games - including blackjack, slots, and tournaments - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort is fun...

10/6/2018

article Oklahoma ScissorTales: Economic indicators keep shining
(Oklahoma) -- THE booming national economy is mirrored here in Oklahoma, where the jobless rate continues to fall and revenues to the state treasury continue to climb....
article Tribes post record casino revenue
(Oklahoma) -- American Indian tribes in Oklahoma saw record revenue from their casino operations in 2016, according to a recent report. Oklahoma saw tribal casino...

10/4/2018

article Tribes generate $4.4B
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report released Wednesday morning...

10/3/2018

article Oklahoma tribes generate nearly $4.4 billion in gaming revenues
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report released Wednesday...

10/2/2018

article LETTER: Enid has much to gain with gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Regarding the opportunity for the City Council to welcome a casino to Enid, many positive impacts must be considered: economic development, new job and...

9/28/2018

article Candidates of state House districts 40, 41 speak at EYP forum
(Oklahoma) -- Enid Young Professionals hosted a discussion forum Thursday at Autry Technology Center with House District 40 and District 41 candidates.

9/26/2018

article LETTER: Casinos drain money, give little return
(Oklahoma) -- What good or service does a casino provide? Entertainment? You don’t need a casino to play the games, and you don’t need a casino to risk your...

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