A screenshot of the defunct PokerTribes.Com website. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes own the domain name, according to the tribe's newspaper, The Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune.
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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site



The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are suing their former partners over a failed online poker website.

The tribe was working with Universal Entertainment Group on PokerTribes.com but the site never went live. A lawsuit claims the tribe was cheated out of $9.45 million in development and other costs, The Oklahoman reported.

"We continue to aggressively work with federal regulators and law enforcement authorities to bring about the indictment of those who have taken advantage of our tribes and misused our tribes' gaming revenues," Governor Eddie Hamilton told the paper in a statement.

Universal Entertainment Group has since formed a partnership with Iowa Tribe. Their site, PokerTribe.Com, has repeatedly seen delays but they are promising live money play sometime this fall.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes filed the lawsuit in their court system, The Oklahoman reported.

Read More on the Story:
Oklahoma tribes sue over failed poker website venture (The Oklahoman September 29, 2017)

Relevant Documents:
Iowa Tribe Arbitration Decision | Complaint: Iowa Tribe v. State of Oklahoma | Iowa Tribe Letter to State of Oklahoma | State of Oklahoma Letter to Iowa Tribe

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Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall (September 25, 2017)
Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (May 23, 2017)
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (April 7, 2016)
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces (January 14, 2016)