Federal Judge Rules In Tribes' Favor Concerning Gaming Compact Dispute

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 9:52 am
By: News 9

A federal judge ruled in the tribes' favor in a dispute concerning gaming compacts with the state.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled the compacts with the State of Oklahoma automatically renewed for an additional 15-year term on Jan. 1, 2020.

The Cherokee Nation, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt after Stitt said the gaming compacts were up for renegotiation after the compacts expired. The tribes said the state renewed the compact automatically according to language in the compact.

Read the full decision below.