Patrons at the Rosebud Casino, owned and operated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Photo: Rosebud Casino

Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends gaming compact for 11th time in five years

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has once again extended its Class III gaming compact with the state of South Dakota.

A notice published in the Federal Register on Wednesday extends the agreement until January 2018. It's the 11th extension since 2012, according to a review of past notices.

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

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

Federal Register Notice:
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) (July 26, 2017)

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