Dennis Daugaard

Tribe says gambling rule change would harm collections

A Native American tribe seeking millions of dollars from a company that previously managed a tribal off-track betting business is set to ask South Dakota gambling regulators Wednesday not to make a state rule change that the tribe contends would hamstring its collection efforts.

The Commission on Gaming will weigh removing a requirement that certain electronic wagering businesses use a bank located in South Dakota. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe believes the change would help Bettor Racing Inc. owner J. Randy Gallo evade paying about $5 million owed to the tribe, President Anthony Reider said.

Reider raised the issue in an August letter to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, saying that...