The state defines such payments to be "exclusivity fees." The tribes share revenues based on the promise that they are the exclusive operators of Class III games like slot machines, as well as table games like blackjack and poker. Such provisions are common in Class III gaming compacts even though revenue sharing is not explicitly authorized by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in determining whether a compact is legal, looks to see whether a state has promised tribes something "meaningful" in return, such as exclusivity. Revenue sharing rates range from a low of 0 percent to a high of 25 percent, according to a Government Accountability Office report from 2015. Although Stitt has pointed to rates on the higher end of the scale, the majority of the compacts examined by the GAO at the time fell in the same range as Oklahoma's current agreement -- somewhere between 10 percent and 14.9 percent, and below.
Read More on the StoryState, tribes hold historic meeting on gaming compacts: 'You have to walk before you can run' (The Tulsa World October 29, 2019)
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Tribes start casino gambling negotiations with Oklahoma (The Associated Press October 29, 2019)
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