The state of Indiana has started negotiations with Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians to expand gaming at the tribe’s casino in South Bend.

The tribe wants to obtain a Class III gaming license which would allow it to offer table games and live dealers for as blackjack, craps, and roulette.   It could also offer sports betting.

Currently, the tribe only has a Class II license which allows it to offer slot machines and a poker room.

State gaming commission director  Sara Gonso told that the two sides had started negotiations on a “compact” that would allow the tribe to expand its offerings.

Any agreement would have to be approved by Indiana lawmakers.

Indy Politics spoke with Jeff Lilly of RCR Technologies to find out what the compact would actually entail and how it might impact gaming in other parts of Indiana.

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