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Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again




The Rosebud Sioux Tribe owns and operates the Rosebud Casino in Rosebud, South Dakota. Photo from Facebook

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has extended its Class III gaming compact for the fourth time in two years.

The tribe has been in negotiations with the state of South Dakota for a new agreement. But a deal has yet to materialize so the parties once again signed an extension that runs through February 1, 2017.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the latest extension, according to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register on Monday.

Extensions of gaming compacts aren't unusual. But talks in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace as tribes seek to add more slot machines to their facilities.

The 2001 compact limits the tribe to just 250 slot machines at the Rosebud Casino. Meanwhile, non-Indian facilities in have exploded from 863 slot machines 1990 to more than 3,200 in fiscal year 2015.

Voters have since approved keno, craps and roulette in the state and tribes are able to offer the same games.

Forthcoming Federal Register Notice:
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) (To Be Published September 26, 2016)

Prior Federal Register Notices:
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) (March 10, 2016)
Indian Gaming [Rosebud Sioux Tribe] (October 5, 2015)
Indian Gaming [Rosebud Sioux Tribe] (April 23, 2015)

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