- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - An upcoming public hearing will address proposed changes to the gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

The hearing scheduled for Thursday at the Prairie Wind Casino will focus on the proposed compact that would allow the tribe to expand its gaming operations.

The tribe operates the Prairie Wind Casino on the reservation’s western side and a smaller casino in Martin.

The proposed compact will allow the tribe to operate blackjack, poker tables and slot machines. It will let the tribe to eventually increase the number of machines to 750. The current compact, which expired in June, allows the tribe to operate only 250 machines.

Federal law allows tribes in South Dakota to establish gaming operations under a state-tribal compact.

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Online: https://dor.sd.gov/gaming/meetings

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