- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - The Oglala Sioux Tribe is a step closer to expanding tribal gambling on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

KEVN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1oepWYh ) the South Dakota Gaming Commission held a public hearing Thursday on the proposed agreement between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the state.

A decision is expected in about two months.

The proposed compact would allow the tribe to increase the number of gambling machines to 750. The current compact allows the tribe to operate only 250 machines.

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

Tribal President Bryan Brewer says the bump in machines could pave the way for a new tribal casino.

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Information from: KEVN-TV, https://www.kevn.com

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