Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Stitt's Request to Rehear Gaming Compacts Lawsuit

Sep 16, 2020

Credit Stuart Ostler / Oklahoma Capitol

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied Gov. Kevin Stitt’s request it rehear a case in which the court ruled gaming compacts he signed with two tribes were invalid.

The court denied Stitt’s request Monday without comment.

Considering a lawsuit brought by the state legislature’s top Republican leaders, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall, the court found in July agreements Stitt signed with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe were illegal because they allowed the tribes to offer sports betting, which is not currently allowed by state law.

A similar lawsuit over two other gaming compacts is pending before the state supreme court.