The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association remains hopeful that the latest proposal from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will be a first step in truly consulting with tribal gaming operations, despite the lack of consultation in his summer 2023 proposition. 

“The members of OIGA have been preparing to receive and offer from the state on sports betting for the past couple of years, and while we appreciate Governor Stitt finally joining the sports betting conversation, to date he has not engaged in meaningful and respectful government-to-government discussion with tribes. We remain hopeful that he is committed to moving forward in a productive manner in accord with established law and process, which would include working with the Oklahoma Legislature to offer a compact supplement to tribes with the State-Tribal Gaming Act construct that protects the tribes’ substantial gaming exclusivity.’”

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