OPINION: Some context for the Oklahoma governor’s political gamble with the tribes Wayne Greene, Tulsa World · December 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm For months, Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma tribes have been at loggerheads over renewal of the compact that allows for Class III gambling at tribal casinos in the state. I don’t know who is right about the critical first issue: Whether the existing compacts automatically renew on Jan. 1. It’s pretty clear to me that whoever wins that issue is in the driver’s seat moving forward on negotiations. I don’t have any inside information, but my best guess is that some federal judge will have the issue on his desk early next year.