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Oklahoma gaming


December 20, 2019

An article in the Enid News & Eagle explains the current casino conflict between the state and the tribes. The compact is written to renew automatically Jan. 1, while the governor insists on renegotiation for another 15-year agreement.

Over 130 casinos in Oklahoma are the No. 1 employer and their sole proprietorship, guaranteed by the compact, is vital to their continued operation.

Fees in the amount of 4-10% on some games, along with lodging and entertainment, are the lion’s share of the $128 million paid by the various tribes of a total of roughly $4.4 billion they collected.

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