In July 2019, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming compacts.

The governor said he believed that the original rate of 4% to 6% of tribal revenues going to the state was fair at the time to incentivize the gaming industry, but it was time to take another look at the issue.

In the days that followed, the top leaders of five major Oklahoma-based tribes said they would reject the call to renegotiate.

Tulsa World capitol bureau reporter Barbara Hoberock provides answers to questions about tribal gaming as it becomes a topic of significant debate in the coming months.


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