Hearing scheduled for gaming compact

A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 15, in the courtroom of the Moody County Courthouse in Flandreau, on a proposed gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

The proposal � which may be viewed on the State Commission on Gaming website at www.gaming.sd.gov and the website of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations at www.sdtribalrelations.com � applies to operations of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe�s Royal River Casino at Flandreau.

The public hearing is required by a state law that says the governor or his designee must hold one or more public hearings in affected areas before the State may enter into a compact with an American Indian tribe on Class III gaming allowed by the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Larry Eliason, executive secretary of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, will act as the governor�s designee and conduct the public hearing at Flandreau.

Copies of the proposed compact are available for public inspection at the Moody County Resource Center, 610 West Community Drive, in Flandreau.

Those unable to attend the public hearing on July 15 may provide written comments to: Office of the Governor; State Capitol; 500 East Capitol Ave.; Pierre, SD, 57501

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