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Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute


December 6, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department of the Interior — the federal agency that oversees tribal gaming — insisting that his tribe's gaming compact with Oklahoma automatically renews Jan. 1, despite Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempts to renegotiate the terms.

"(Any) attempt to disrupt our Tribal government gaming operation...

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