SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe still wants to build a casino resort in the Sioux Falls area, but the proposal faces several state and federal hurdles before gamblers could pull any slot handles.
The tribe has had discussions with city officials but needs to decide on potential locations, size and scope before making a pitch to the South Dakota governor's office. The tribe envisions something like the Grand Falls Casino across the Sioux Falls border in Larchwood, Iowa.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard holds veto power over any casinos in the state.
Lawyer Fred Assam, who represents the tribe, says officials will approach the governor when plans are more solidified.
The tribe wants to negotiate profit-sharing agreements with the state and city, similar to the tax and fee payments by Deadwood casinos.