Tribal Gaming Compacts Remain In Limbo As Oklahoma Rings In 2020

Three gaming tribes in Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit seeking to resolve a dispute with Governor Kevin Stitt over gaming compacts, a decision one analyst believes could render casino gaming illegal in the state should the tribes lose in federal court.

The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City.

The suit names Stitt as a defendant and seeks a judicial declaration that the gaming compacts and their terms renewed automatically effective Wednesday.

Stitt and the tribes are at a deadlock over the gaming compacts.

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