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The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Statement Regarding Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision

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on July 22, 2020

Red Rock, Okla. (July 21, 2020) - Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John R. Shotton issued the following statement in response to today’s Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling.  

“The Oklahoma Supreme Court doesn’t have jurisdiction to invalidate our compact when state and federal law dictates that our compact is legal. We have said all along we do not plan to offer house-banked card and table games and event wagering until they are authorized by state law. Indeed, this condition was part of the compact, and it was unfortunately overlooked by the Court. We will continue to operate under the remaining terms of our compact pursuant to the severability clause of the compact, and we will refrain from operating any game that is not authorized under state law.”