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ND governor, tribes sign new gambling compacts

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- New gambling compacts that the state of North Dakota has signed with the five tribal groups in the state allow the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Standing Rock Sioux to have riverboat gambling.

The Spirit Lake Sioux had been the only tribe authorized to conduct gambling on waterways on its reservation.

Tribal gambling in North Dakota is regulated under the tribal-state agreements known as compacts, the first of which were signed in 1992. The media reports that the new ones were signed Thursday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and tribal leaders.