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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 won't let Indian ancestry doubts derail gaming dispute

Oklahoma governor won't let Indian ancestry doubts derail gaming dispute (March 2, 2020)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation but the tribe once tried to remove his ancestors from their rolls.

'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute

'I don't think he can spell sovereignty': Oklahoma governor faces fire in high-profile gaming dispute (February 20, 2020)

Tribal leaders ripped Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) to shreds in a blockbuster story that raises significant doubts about the Cherokee ancestry of the state's top executive.

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma (February 18, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians is throwing its weight behind tribes in Oklahoma as they deal with one of the greatest threats to their sovereignty.

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute (January 29, 2020)

A key Republican lawmaker is siding with tribes in an ongoing Class III gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma.

Kevin Stitt: Tribes must share more gaming revenues with Oklahoma

Kevin Stitt: Tribes must share more gaming revenues with Oklahoma (January 27, 2020)

The Native American governor of Oklahoma took office a year ago. His relationship with tribes hasn't been the greatest.

Oklahoma's gaming fight is about people’s lives

Oklahoma's gaming fight is about people’s lives (January 14, 2020)

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, about 1,900 Oklahomans earn their living as Class III gaming dealers.

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies (January 1, 2020)

The Oklahoma governor’s actions have begun threatening the stability of tribal gaming, and thereby the revenue bases of tribal governments and the countless gaming industry jobs across the state that provide livelihoods to Oklahomans.

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.

Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, tribes are key to Oklahoma's bright future

Partnerships with Cherokee Nation, tribes are key to Oklahoma's bright future (December 16, 2019)

Instead of trying to throw out our successful gaming compacts so the state can increase its revenue on the backs of tribes, our state government and the citizens of Oklahoma would be better served by embracing tribes and their successes.

Oklahoma governor threatens tribes with non-Indian gaming

Oklahoma governor threatens tribes with non-Indian gaming (December 11, 2019)

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is threatening to bring non-Indian casinos to Oklahoma if tribes don't agree to his demands.

Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma

Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma (December 4, 2019)

Do Oklahoma's Class III gaming compacts expire at the end of the month? Tribes might soon find out.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes move forward with casino expansion

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes move forward with casino expansion (December 3, 2019)

Citizens of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes approved a limited waiver of sovereign immunity in order to obtain financing for a gaming project.

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation continue to compete for a commercial casino in Arkansas, where one of their fellow tribes is already up and running.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive commitment letter from Bank of America

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive commitment letter from Bank of America (October 30, 2019)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are moving forward with the renovation and expansion of the Lucky Star Casino in Watonga, Oklahoma.

Tribes and state of Oklahoma remain far apart when it comes to gaming

Tribes and state of Oklahoma remain far apart when it comes to gaming (October 29, 2019)

Tribes have already shared over $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with Oklahoma but the state wants a lot more.

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas (October 1, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation is paying tribute to one of its chiefs with a commercial casino in Arkansas.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe announces closure of 'Bordertown' casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe announces closure of 'Bordertown' casino (September 27, 2019)

Four years after welcoming big crowds to its Western-themed gaming facility, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe is calling it quits.

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.

Ponca Tribe on track to get back into Indian gaming industry

Ponca Tribe on track to get back into Indian gaming industry (September 9, 2019)

The Ponca Tribe has started construction on the Fancy Dance Casino in Oklahoma, with an opening expected in early 2020.

Editorial: Oklahoma governor right to demand more revenues from tribes

Editorial: Oklahoma governor right to demand more revenues from tribes (September 3, 2019)

Should tribes share more of their gaming revenues with the state of Oklahoma? One newspaper says yes.

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino (August 26, 2019)

It took more than a decade but the Shawnee Tribe is finally ready to debut the Golden Mesa Casino.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe showcases Native history at casino

Absentee Shawnee Tribe showcases Native history at casino (August 14, 2019)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is paying tribute to prominent Native Americans at one of its casinos in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (August 5, 2019)

An Oklahoma woman admitted she left her five-year-old grandchild in a locked car in a casino parking lot.

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.

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory (July 29, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to open a casino resort in Arkansas next spring but gaming machines will debut much sooner.

Bill John Baker: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success

Bill John Baker: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success (July 25, 2019)

Decades before statehood, tribes built Oklahoma’s first modern infrastructure and institutions.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts (July 15, 2019)

Tribes have already shared more than $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with the state of Oklahoma and the new governor wants more.

Kimberly Teehee: The strength of Oklahoma lies in its people

Kimberly Teehee: The strength of Oklahoma lies in its people (July 11, 2019)

Oklahoma tribes have enjoyed a cooperative relationship with the state of Oklahoma for 15 years, and our gaming compact continues to be beneficial for all Oklahomans.

Osage Nation breaks ground on $28 million hotel at casino

Osage Nation breaks ground on $28 million hotel at casino (July 9, 2019)

The Osage Nation continues to expand its flagship gaming facility in Oklahoma with a $28 million hotel tower.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding

Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding (June 24, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation welcomed visitors back to its flagship gaming facility nearly a month after being shut down.

Peoria Tribe issues $2 million fine against casino managers

Peoria Tribe issues $2 million fine against casino managers (June 13, 2019)

The Peoria Tribe is seeking more than $2 million from former casino managers after being hit with a federal enforcement action.

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas (June 13, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground (June 5, 2019)

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Choctaw Nation extends partnership with Major League Baseball team

Choctaw Nation extends partnership with Major League Baseball team (May 30, 2019)

The Choctaw Nation's gaming enterprise will serve as the 'exclusive' casino for the Texas Rangers.

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino (May 30, 2019)

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat (May 23, 2019)

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Groundbreaking set for casino expansion

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Groundbreaking set for casino expansion (April 29, 2019)

The Lucky Star Casino in Watonga, Oklahoma, is getting a five-story hotel, a conference center and more gaming space.

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (April 23, 2019)

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.

Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility

Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility (April 9, 2019)

'Tahlequah is a place that is on the move,' Chief Bill John Baker said of the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Sports betting moves slowly amid concerns from tribes in several states

Sports betting moves slowly amid concerns from tribes in several states (April 9, 2019)

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to offer sports betting but only a handful have done so amid concerns in Indian Country.

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino (April 8, 2019)

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities

Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities (March 27, 2019)

The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino (March 20, 2019)

Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.

Osage Nation debuts final piece of $160 million casino expansion project

Osage Nation debuts final piece of $160 million casino expansion project (February 7, 2019)

The first show at the Osage Nation's new performance venue is already sold out.

Otoe-Missouria Tribe prepares for February debut of indoor water park

Otoe-Missouria Tribe prepares for February debut of indoor water park (January 23, 2019)

An expansion at the 7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel in Oklahoma features a 19,300 square-foot water park.

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas (January 16, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

United Keetoowah Band dealt setback in pursuit of new casino

United Keetoowah Band dealt setback in pursuit of new casino (December 19, 2018)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has been forced to look elsewhere for economic opportunities in Oklahoma.

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino (December 17, 2018)

The Comanche Nation has been turned away by yet another federal court as another tribe's gaming empire continues to grow.

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas (December 12, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.