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South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts




The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe owns and operates the Lode Star Casino in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Photo: Rory Bishop

Two tribes in South Dakota have once again extended their Class III gaming compacts.

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe extended its agreement through June 28, according to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday. It marks the fifth extension in the last three years.

According to another notice being published on Thursday, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe extended its agreement through June 31. It's the latest in a series of extensions that go back to 2012.

Extensions have become common in South Dakota even as tribes have sought to update their compacts. The biggest issue is the limit on slot machines imposed by the state -- the original agreements only allow 250 machines in each tribal casino.

Non-Indian facilities, on the other hand, collectively operate more than 3,200 slot machines in the resort town of Deadwood. And they now can offer keno, craps and roulette after voters approved those games in 2015.

Forthcoming Federal Register Notices:
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) (To Be Published March 23, 2017)
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) (To Be Published March 23, 2017)