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Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma have been offering online gambling to Oklahoma citizens. Representatives from these tribes were under the impression that online gaming was legal. However, state officials said that their compacts with the state didn’t permit them to offer their services.

Tribal officials argued that the compacts allowed them to provide online gaming. They finally conceded to the state and agreed to cease providing online gambling.

Some experts believe that this could set a precedent for other tribes across the country. They believe that tribes in other states may be less assertive as online gaming bills are proposed. However, other experts are skeptical of those claims. They said that tribes in California and other states considering online gaming legislation understand their rights under the compacts with their respective states.

Steve Mullins, an attorney for Governor Mary Fallin, said that the deal arose from a misunderstanding. Fallin said that the tribes legitimately didn’t understand the contract and worked with the governor’s office to resolve the dispute. Fallin said that the tribes were very cooperative and agreed to consult with the governor’s office if online gaming legislation is passed in the future.

Mullins said that the tribes could operate an online gaming site outside the United States. The tribes would need to pay a share of their revenue to the state. The state has proposed a deal that would require them to pay 20% of their gross revenues to the state Treasury, but that deal has not been confirmed.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes are encouraged by the progress. A spokeswoman for the tribe said that they intend to offer online gambling in other countries at some point in the near future.