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North Dakota, Native American Tribes Sign Compact Involving Sports Betting

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, and the chairpersons of the five tribal nations with whom North Dakota shares geography have announced the completion of a new gambling deal.

The state and the tribes unveiled the signing of new tribal-state gaming compacts, which now go to the U.S. Department of the Interior for final approval. Tribal gambling is regulated by the federal government, while states control commercial casino gambling.

The current tribal gaming compacts in North Dakota are set to expire early next year, requiring the governor and tribes to negotiate new gaming compacts. The Department of the Interior has 45 days to approve or reject the signed compacts. If the Department of the Interior takes no action within those 45 days, the compacts automatically go into effect.

“We are deeply grateful to the tribal chairs and their representatives for their collaboration throughout these many months of negotiations, and we look forward to continuing the mutually beneficial gaming partnership between the state and the sovereign tribal nations with whom we share geography,” Burgum said.


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