Oklahoma Tribes File New Lawsuit Related To Gaming Compact Decision

Monday, August 10th 2020, 12:11 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Four Oklahoma tribes have filed a new lawsuit in the battle over gaming compacts across the state.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Governor Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority in signing new compacts with the Otoe-Missouria tribe and Comanche Nation. After that decision, both tribes said despite the ruling, they will still operate under the legal terms of their new compacts because the federal government already allowed it.

The new lawsuit filed over the weekend by the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Potawatomi Nation is asking for those compacts to be voided and claims the Department of Interior violated federal law by allowing it.