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Indian Gaming; Approval of Amended Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and State of South Dakota negotiated an Amended Gaming Compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended compact.

DATES:

Effective October 31, 2016.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts that are for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. See Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. All Tribal-State Class III compacts, including amendments, are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The Amended Compact adds games to the “no-limit” category, removes arbitration procedures, transfers responsibility for background checks to the Tribal Gaming Commission, increases the maximum number of slot machines the Tribe may operate, and adds a personal injury remedy for patrons. The Amended Compact is subject to review at four-year intervals. The Amended Compact is approved. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(A).

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Dated: October 21, 2016.

Lawrence S. Roberts,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2016-26253 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]

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