New tribal compact proposes a casino in Logan County

Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John Shotton signs the compact as Gov. Kevin Stitt looks on. Photo courtesy of Otoe-Missouria Tribe.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe was one of two tribes to sign a new gaming compact with the State of Oklahoma on Tuesday. In the compact, the possibility of a casino coming to Logan County has been laid out.

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The compact allows the tribes to expand opportunities for their tribal partners, enhances revenue for the State from Class III and Covered Games, and will strengthen State-Tribal relations for generations to come.

“We are particularly excited about this compact as it will allow us to grow our gaming operations and increase revenue, which will benefit and strengthen our people as a whole,” the tribe said in a statement.

In the compact it lays out the possibility of the “Logan County Facility” along with Payne and Noble counties.

Part 2, Section 25 of the compact reads as follows:

“Logan County Facility” means a Facility to be developed, constructed,
opened and operated by the Tribe within the exterior boundaries of Logan County, a county lying within the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to a two-part determination under IGRA, 25 U.S.C. §2719(b)(1), which such Facility shall be located within one (1) mile of a state or federal highway or turnpike running through Logan County.

No additional information was released on a proposed facility.

The tribe says the three possible locations is one of the highlights of the new compact with the state.

Guthrie News Page has reached out to the Otoe-Missouria Tribe for a statement on the Logan County facility, but so far have not heard back.

With five gaming properties, the tribe has a gaming experience from the smaller 7 Clans Gasino properties in Red Rock and Newkirk to the medium-sized 7 Clans Paradise and 7 Clans Perry that have table games and snack bars to the tribe’s flagship property 7 Clans First Council Casino in Newkirk.

This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

3 Comments on "New tribal compact proposes a casino in Logan County"

  1. Robert L Dean | April 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm | Reply

    Oh Boy this is really what we need , another gaming casino ! This is just what we do not need Gov Stitt ! First of all the schools are not benefiting like they should in the first place , that is why you Gov Stitt has been at odds with the Tribes on money matters ! The ones that use the Casinos are just the ones that usually cannot afford it ! It is sad for Senior Citizens to take their SSAN checks there in hopes of hitting it big and you know it does not work like that , we don’t need anymore Casinos in Oklahoma !

  2. Hey Robert do you know anything about this tribe? They will support the community around them. They will give their tax to the state, but they will help out the community more than any other companies in the community they are in!

  3. Here’s another thing we don’t need: More conservatives like you trying to dictate how people spend their own entertainment dollars. I find it extremely odd that in the most conservative state in the U.S., people are always clamoring for control of our private lives. Here is what is actually “sad”. With all the casinos in this state, Oklahoma schools should be among the elite and only hire the best, but we are not.

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