Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue

“A Cherokee Nation citizen himself, Gov. Kevin Stitt suggested in an editorial Monday in the Tulsa World the compacts between the state and the tribes should be reevaluated since the industry has matured.

Under the deal, tribes are given the exclusive right to operate more than 120 casinos across Oklahoma. They paid nearly $139 million to the state last year on roughly $2.3 billion in revenue from games covered under the agreements.”