Negotiations Continue for Rosebud Sioux Tribe Class III Gaming
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March 11, 2016
A gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota
has still not been made after a year of negotiations.
The tribe is interested in offering Class III gaming.
The tribe was granted an extension for their current gaming license. However on
August 4 it is set to expire.
Rosebud Casino is owned by the tribe and is located in Valentine. The compact
that went into effect in 2001 allowed for the operation of 250 slot machines at
the casino. However, the casinos in Deadwood have grown from 863 slot machines
in 1990 to 8,200 machines in 2005. The Deadwood casinos are not tribal owned.
In 2014 Amendment Q was approved by state voters to allow for the operation of
the Class III games of roulette, craps, and keno at casinos. The games went into
the casinos last year.
A new compact was able to be agreed upon between the state and the Flandreau
Santee Sioux Tribe in 2011. 500 slot machines were approved. In 2015 750
machines was permitted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
If a tribal owned casino is able to obtain a Class III gaming license, they can
then operate all games that state considers legal. This includes table games of
blackjack and poker.
Return to South Dakota Casinos.