Oklahoma Governor Abandons Appeal To Renegotiate Tribal Gaming Compacts

  • Oklahoma governor still hopes for new tribal gaming compacts
  • Tribes careful not to celebrate excessively after victory
  • U.S. Supreme Court decision gives tribes more leverage in any future deal

After standing eyeball to eyeball with Oklahoma’s Indian gaming tribes, Republican Governor Kevin Stitt blinked.

In a big surprise, Stitt announced late Friday he will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts renewed automatically on January 1 for a second term of 15 years. 

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