Native American tribes in Oklahoma had a nearly $15.6 billion impact on the state in 2019, according to a new study released in March. The study highlighted tribal health care, gaming and employment as key economic drivers in rural Oklahoma.
The question of whether the Oklahoma Model Gaming Compacts auto-renewed on Jan. 1, 2020, may be decided soon by U.S. Western District Court Chief Judge Timothy DeGiusti.
Speaking before a full house at a July 24 panel on the state of Oklahoma’s tribal casinos, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association officials reiterated their support for the current compact and its benefits for the state’s 31 gaming tribes.
Don’t let anyone tell you that Oklahoma’s tribal nations aren’t paying their fair share of fees and taxes to the state government. According to a report released by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, tribes have paid $980 million in gaming fees to the State of Oklahoma, while their gaming operations have a $6.9 billion impact Read More »