Press Release

July 02, 2020

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, KIALEGEE SIGN NEW GAMING COMPACTS

Kialegee

OKLAHOMA CITY  (July 2, 2020) – Governor Kevin Stitt and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) Mekko Brian Givens signed on Thursday a new gaming compact that delivers clarity and certainty for each sovereign party; strengthens compact transparency with clear auditing guidance and with new dispute resolution provisions; and provides for meaningful consideration for the State’s fee structure for class III games and table games beginning at 12% for a new gaming location in eastern Oklahoma County. 

“By negotiating with each individual Oklahoma tribe, the State is seeking to level the playing field for all tribes and working to ensure that no one is held back by its size or resources from competing and pursuing economic growth for its citizens,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt. “The Kialegee Tribal Town is pursuing a sound business plan for its first gaming location in Oklahoma with their compact commitment to partner with another Tribe on this venture. They have been good faith partners in this process, and the State looks forward to supporting their efforts to strengthen opportunities for KTT citizens, to expand economic development in the region, and to generate new revenue for Oklahoma’s public education system.”

KTT submitted the gaming compact to the U.S. Department of Interior on Wednesday, which can be read by clicking here. 

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