LBST casino proposal: Closer look at plan
The current Golden Buffalo Casino on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation is a small version of what the tribe hopes to build at Oacoma. It has a gaming floor, conference area, dance floor, restaurant and gift shop.
It also includes:
175 slot machines;
Two game tables;
A 38-room motel; and
The proposed casino will include a buffet, gift shop, conference center and dance floor. The new casino will also include:
A travel plaza with lounges for truckers;
500 slot machines;
8 blackjack tables;
Four poker tables;
A 120-seat buffet;
A snack bar for 15 to 20 people;
A lounge/sports bar;
A dance floor for 50 people;
An entertainment floor/theater for 500 people, or 300 people for a catered event;
A kids' arcade;
A gift shop; and
A coat check.
The proposed casino would employ 241 people with wages exceeding $7 million. The casino could generate an estimated 300,000 visitors to the Chamberlain/Oacoma area annually, backers claim.