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Stitt takes lead on gambling talks, offers tribes extension


December 18, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that he's taking over gambling negotiations with Native American tribes from the attorney general and plans to hire his own out-of-state legal team.

Stitt also announced at a news conference that he intends to offer tribes an extension that would allow casino gambling to continue after Jan. 1, when Stitt maintains the current compacts expire.

"The language in this extension will allow each side who signs on to the extension to retain their legal positions," Stitt said. "I want business to continue as usual while we resolve this d...

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