The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
of South Dakota has completed a draft environmental impact statement and an economic impact study for its proposed off-reservation casino.
The tribe hired Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
to write the EIS. It will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs
as part of the review process for the $34 million casino.
The economic impact study was conducted by Casino Consolidated Systems. It states that the casino will attract 500,000 visitors a year by its third year of operation and will make a $55 million impact in its first year.
The tribe is pursuing the casino under the two-part determination provisions of
Gaming Regulatory Act
of 1988. The state governor's approval will be
required if the BIA approves.
The 90-acre site is already in trust but it wasn't acquired for gaming purposes
so the tribe has to seek federal and state approval. The land is only a few miles from the reservation border.
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