Oklahoma sports betting is not legal.
Despite Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desire for sports betting, the issue will fall short again in 2023.
Oklahoma sports betting bill, HB 1027, failed to clear a Senate committee before a deadline last week. Rep. Ken Luttrell told KOCO-TV the chamber wanted to see more conversations between Stitt and Oklahoma’s gaming tribes.
An industry source called the bill “a placeholder at best” in March.
According to local media reports and LSR sources, not all tribes are on the same page. The differences were enough to keep any deal from crossing the finish line. Stitt also likely wanted to include the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, a potential dealbreaker for at least some of the tribes.
Additionally, Senate leadership did not consider sports betting a priority.
“Like everything, I want to approach it in a methodical manner, but my position has not changed: I’m not interested in moving that by itself,” Senate President Pro Temper Greg Treat told The Frontier in February. “I think it needs to be handled in a way that’s respectful of our tribal nations. It needs to be above board and something that is a win-win for the state of Oklahoma and our 39 tribes.”
If similar legislation passes in the future, it will allow for in-person and online sports betting for Oklahoma’s gaming tribes, which hold gaming exclusivity in the state.
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