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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

• 50 employees.

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.