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Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes - Oklahoma internet gambling
Two Oklahoma tribes, Cheyenne and Arapaho, was on the Obama Administration in talks to a solution for a pact with the state of Oklahoma to approve online gambling from their native lands.
Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes already signed a deal with Oklahoma state which allowed the tribes to operate real money online gambling sites to punters worldwide.
In this agreement, the Oklahoma state will get 20% of the revenue generated by the online gambling websites. According to Janice Prairie-Chief Boswell, the federal government should accept the deal made within Oklahoma state and the tribes.
"This is an innovative plan that benefits everyone involved. It’s the definition of the win-win. There is no reason for the federal government to intervene in what should be a matter between the tribe and the state. We hope that the Obama Administration allows this process to proceed, which will show that all tribes can get a fair chance in Washington." said Cheyenne and Arapaho Gov. Janice Prairie-Chief Boswell.
"The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association looks forward to assisting our member tribes as they are joining a rapidly changing and developing international gaming industry. Worldwide projections show the annual marketplace to be at 30 billion dollars. This is the next step in generating much needed revenue for Oklahoma Tribes and the State of Oklahoma," said Brian Foster, chairman of the Association.
The tribes now are advertising and supporting the pact to be approved for the federal government.