Governor Kevin Stitt says he won’t appeal decision on tribal gaming compacts

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said he will not appeal a federal court ruling that the state’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed January 1st.

Gov. Stitt had argued the compacts, which lay out how much of the tribes' gambling revenue must be paid to the state and which games are allowed, had expired.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti in July ruled against Stitt.

The governor said Friday his decision comes as the state is facing “unprecedented uncertainty” as a result of July’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared that a swath of eastern Oklahoma counties remains an Indian reservation.

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