Tribal leaders reject extension plan
TULSA, Okla. — Leaders from nearly every Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that has a gambling compact with the state on Thursday rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt’s offer to extend the compacts for an additional eight months.
Stitt and the tribes are locked in a disagreement about whether the 15-year compacts between the tribes and the state expire on Jan. 1. Stitt says they do and wants to renegotiate for the state to get a larger slice of casino revenue.
But the tribes contend all the requirements have been met for the compacts to automatically renew on Jan. 1 for another 15-year period. Morgan said Oklahoma-based casinos will be open for business as usual on Jan. 1.