(Washington, D.C.) Two new gaming compacts between the state of Oklahoma and the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe have been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Compacts are now legal and will allow the tribes to begin operating under new terms once the compacts are published in the Federal Register.

“Today’s approval of our compact with the state of Oklahoma will allow us to welcome in a new, modern era of tribal gaming to the benefit of both our people and the state of Oklahoma,” said Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John R. Shotton. “This compact will help us further diversify our economy, bring in new revenue for services for our people and will allow us to double down on our community engagement in both our existing rural communities and future expansion opportunities. This compact is what is best for our tribal members and we appreciate the Department of the Interior for approving the compact today.”