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Tribes continue to share gaming revenues in Oklahoma despite dispute with governor

Tribes continue to share gaming revenues in Oklahoma despite dispute with governor (March 9, 2020)

Tribes in Oklahoma continue to share Class III gaming revenues with the state even though the Republican governor claims their agreements expired on January 1.

Oklahoma governor stands alone in tribal gaming compact negotiations

Oklahoma governor stands alone in tribal gaming compact negotiations (December 18, 2019)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is growing increasingly isolated as he continues to demand a larger share of gaming revenues from tribes.

Oklahoma turns to private law firm for help with tribal gaming compacts

Oklahoma turns to private law firm for help with tribal gaming compacts (September 16, 2019)

The state of Oklahoma is relying on outside legal expertise as it seeks to negotiate new Class III gaming compacts with tribes despite major disagreements about the upcoming talks.

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate panel moves quickly on Trump nominee for National Indian Gaming Commission (July 29, 2019)

Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling (May 15, 2018)

Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming

Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming (August 8, 2017)

Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos (July 26, 2017)

Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association awards $12K in scholarships

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association awards $12K in scholarships (September 13, 2016)

Six Native students each received $2,000 during the organization's annual conference.

Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals

Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals (July 15, 2016)

The first Class III gaming compacts in the state are due to expire on January 1, 2020.

Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum

Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum (January 13, 2016)

The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, along with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net, are presenting a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming.

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (November 20, 2015)

Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.

Dave Palermo: Oklahoma tribes poised for more casino growth

Dave Palermo: Oklahoma tribes poised for more casino growth (August 6, 2014)

Dave Palermo reports on the continued growth of Indian gaming in Oklahoma, home to more casinos than any other state.

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (May 2, 2014)

The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

NIGC   consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma

NIGC consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma (July 12, 2013)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will be consulting tribes at two upcoming meetings. The commission will be on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington next Thursday, July 18. The consultation takes place after the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo. “It...

Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit

Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit (May 10, 2013)

The tribal gaming industry continues to expand, speakers said at the Southern Gaming Summit. Speakers from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama and Louisiana said their tribes are building new facilities and adding new amenities. “Oklahoma is growing,” Sheila Morago, the executive director...

Sheila Morago: Tribal casinos impact economy in Oklahoma

Sheila Morago: Tribal casinos impact economy in Oklahoma (March 21, 2013)

Sheila Morago, the executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, on tribal contributions to the economy in Oklahoma: For 26 years, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association and its members have worked to advance the welfare of Oklahoma's Indian peoples...

David Qualls: Oklahoma tribal gaming contributes to economy

David Qualls: Oklahoma tribal gaming contributes to economy (August 13, 2012)

"As I travel across tribal lands throughout Oklahoma, I’m always excited by the growth and opportunity happening in Indian Country. It wasn’t long ago that Oklahoma tribes embarked on a long, yet important journey to bring financial independence to our...

Tribes question efforts to regulate gambling on the Internet

Tribes question efforts to regulate gambling on the Internet (March 7, 2012)

A panel at the iGaming North America Conference in Las Vegas discussed Internet gaming and tribes. Sheila Morago, the executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, said online gaming could force tribes to renegotiate their Class III compacts. Most...

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association   sets   annual convention

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association sets annual convention (August 4, 2011)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will host its 17th annual convention and trade show from August 15-17. The event will be held at the Tulsa Convention Center. More than 2,000 tribal leaders, gaming regulators, casino employees and vendors are expected...

Sheila Morago joining Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

Sheila Morago joining Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (May 25, 2011)

Sheila Morago has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Morago is a member of the Gila River Indian Community. Since 2004, she has served as executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming...

 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association wraps up annual convention

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association wraps up annual convention (September 8, 2010)

About 1,500 people attended the 16th annual Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association conference and trade show last month. OIGA Chairman David Qualls said the conference highlighted the impact of Indian gaming in the state. According to reports, tribes took in $2.9...

New NIGC chair speaks at Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

New NIGC chair speaks at Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (August 24, 2010)

Tracie Stevens, the first woman to lead the National Indian Gaming Commission, delivered the keynote at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association conference on Monday. Stevens pledged to consult tribes on gaming issues. She said the NIGC will continue to...

NIGC schedules tribal consultation  at    conference in Oklahoma

NIGC schedules tribal consultation at conference in Oklahoma (August 12, 2010)

The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to meet with tribes during the upcoming Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association conference and trade show. Agency officials will be in Tulsa on Tuesday, August 24, to discuss regulatory and other matters. Tribes can RVSP...

Oklahoma tribes meet for annual conference

Oklahoma tribes meet for annual conference (August 10, 2009)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association kicked off its annual conference in Tulsa on Sunday. The event is being held at the Tulsa Convention Center. Tribal leaders are getting updates from the National Indian Gaming Commission and will attend sessions on...

Rep. Cole eager for Obama's nominees at NIGC

Rep. Cole eager for Obama's nominees at NIGC (November 14, 2008)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supported John McCain in the 2008 election but the only Native American in Congress is eager for president-elect Barack Obama to appoint new members of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Cole says the current members of...

Oklahoma tribes welcome death of Class II rules

Oklahoma tribes welcome death of Class II rules (September 26, 2008)

Oklahoma tribes are happy the National Indian Gaming Commission finally dumped its controversial Class II regulations. Oklahoma is the biggest Class II market. If the rules went into effect, tribes would have lost revenues and jobs, according to an economy...

Oklahoma tribes meet for gaming conference

Oklahoma tribes meet for gaming conference (August 12, 2008)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association hosted its 14th annual conference this week. Attendees discussed the rapid growth of gaming in the state. Tribes operate more than 90 casinos, more than anywhere else in the nation, and contribute $1 billion...

Oklahoma tribes meet for gaming conference

Oklahoma tribes meet for gaming conference (August 7, 2007)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is wrapping up its annual conference today in Oklahoma City. Attendees heard from gambling addiction counselor Annette Carrierre on Monday. She told casino manager how to recognize problem gamblers. Oklahoma is home to more gaming...