No timeline for sports betting in Oklahoma, tribal gaming officials say at OIGA Conference

No timeline for sports betting in Oklahoma, tribal gaming officials say at OIGA Conference

Article brief provided by The Oklahoman
  • Molly Young, The Oklahoman
August 16, 2023 8:56 PM
  • Molly Young, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma’s tribal gaming industry is preparing for sports betting, but no one knows yet when that day might arrive.

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The uncertainty — and how to keep growing despite it — have been two of the biggest points of discussion at the industry’s annual convention, which started Tuesday and continued through Wednesday in Tulsa.

Even as dozens of other states legalize sports betting, it hasn’t gained a foothold in Oklahoma amid a broader stalemate over state-tribal relations.

“We have an impasse with the chief executive of the state of Oklahoma,” said Matthew Morgan, chairman of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, which organized the event.