Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1
July 29, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti rejected Stitt's argument that the compacts — which define how much of their gambling revenue the tribes must pay to the state and which games are allowed — had expired.
Stitt expressed disappointment at the ruling.
"It confirms my fears, and the fears of many fellow Oklahomans, that the State entered into a poorly negotiated deal and now we must be...