..

Oklahoma Officials to Meet With Tribes for Gambling Talks

Written by:
Associated Press
Published on:
Oct/22/2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Native American tribes in Oklahoma will meet with state officials to discuss clashing views on the tribes’ gambling agreement, which the governor has said expires beginning of next year.


*6 weeks free trial - test drive - best in the biz
*Deposit with Bitcoin - They'll double it!
*Get your own domain, customized website, logo
*Switch in under an hour, earn mrore $$ for doing so
*Odds featured on DonBest.com
*Thousands of betting options daily + live in-play
*Easy and discreet payment options include gift cards
*Walmart gift cards also accepted
Start Earning Money From Your Sheet Here

The dispute over the agreement between the tribes and the state flared up when Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt wrote in an op-ed article that he plans to renegotiate that the state receive a higher share of casino revenue, which now ranges from 4% to 10% and mostly funds schools.

Stitt said the tribes’ 15-year gambling compact will expire on Jan. 1 unless a renewal is negotiated. Tribal officials disagree, saying the agreement should renew automatically unless both the state and tribes agree to different terms.

Tribal leaders are meeting with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Oct. 28 in Shawnee to iron out their differing interpretations of the agreement, The Oklahoman reported.

“I’m hoping it’s just a simple misunderstanding,” said Greg Chilcoat, chief of the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma, adding that he hoped the issue could be resolved through “fair and open communication” among governmental entities.

Oklahoma has agreed to pay $250,000 to a Michigan law firm to assist with negotiations.

The governor and Attorney General Mike Hunter both declined to discuss the talks because of the “dynamic and delicate nature” of the matter, said Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma’s gambling tribes have financed an extensive television and newspaper advertising campaign to inform the public about the millions of dollars they spend annually on education, roads, bridges, health care and other things that benefit Oklahomans.

“The tribes have all made a considerable investment – in fact, we’re talking billions of dollars – and we still have investments to make,” said Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby.

Last year, the state collected more than $139 million in fees, which mostly went to support education.

“We’re anxiously awaiting what (the state’s) proposal is,” said Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton.

Gambling News

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 22, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday November 22, 2019.

eSports Gambling News

Gambling911.com has all your latest eSports gambling news. 

How Does a Sports Betting Site Work

How Does a Sports Betting Site Work

If you are looking to have a sportsbook then the first and foremost thing you will need to do is get with a pay per head company who can set you up so you can have your own sportsbook for people to bet with you on.

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 21, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Thursday November 21, 2019.

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

Syndicate