North Dakota governor rejects tribes' plea for online gambling rights
Gov. Doug Burgum has submitted final drafts of new tribal-state gaming compacts for review. The current tribal gaming compact is set to expire early next year. Changes to the compact include eliminating unnecessary duplication of regulation and cleaning up regulatory and definition issues. Online Class III casino-style gaming and online sports betting are allowed within the physical boundaries of the reservations. An addendum proposed by the tribes to offer those types of gaming outside the reservation boundaries was not included in the final draft. Burgom plans to work with the Legislature to take a comprehensive look at gaming during the upcoming 2023 session.
The legal age for gambling on reservations has been lowered from 21 to 19. Tribes can accept credit and debit cards for account wagering and cashless gaming. The state will conduct one annual casino inspection at the tribe's expense.