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Stitt: Tribes would 'illegally' run games without new deal


December 8, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Native American tribes would be illegally operating certain gambling games after Jan. 1 if they don't resolve a dispute over the tribes' compacts with the state, Gov. Kevin Stitt said.

In the latest salvo in the state government's dispute with the tribes over whether the tribes' current compacts will expire at the end of the year or renew automatically under the current terms, Stitt questioned how tribes could offer gaming without a "contract" that allows them to operate.

"Are they going to be operating illegally Class III games?" Stitt said Thursday. "Tha...

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