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  Gaming Compact to Allow Riverboat Gambling  
July 19, 2012
By Glenda Embry, Public Information Officer
Bismarck, ND -
        Last week, Chairman Tex Hall met with State and other tribal officials to negotiate a new Gaming Compact.  The current Compact expires December 2012. Hall said that in negotiations the group agreed riverboat gambling would occur within the exterior boundaries of the reservation. The riverboat would stop at recreation areas from 4-Bears to Charging Eagle Bay and stops along the way where they will pick up customers.  He said Governor Dalrymple and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem were supportive of the new Compact.
Chairman Hall said this would allow casino customers an opportunity to enjoy the splendid views and panoramic scenes of the area while they dine and enjoy a cocktail before beginning a night of gambling under the stars. 
He said this will enhance Casino opportunities and give our customers a once in a lifetime experience.  We hope to get final language approved as soon as possible so we can begin to look at boats that fit our area, said Hall.

Following the negotiations with the Gaming Compact, Governor Dalrymple hosted a luncheon at the Governor's mansion.

Pictured L to R Back row: Scott Davis, Executive Director, Indian Affairs Commission; Robert Shepherd Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe; Roger Yankton, Chairman Spirit Lake SIoux Tribe; Tex "Red Tipped Arrow" Hall, Chairman, Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara Nation; Larry Dakota, Turtle Mountain Council Representative; Governor Dalrymple; Charles Murphy, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Kurt Luger, Executive Director, Great Plains Indian Gaming Association. 
Three Affiliated Tribes
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New Town, ND 58763