The Three Affiliated Tribes next month plans to dedicate a yacht that eventually will be used for a riverboat gambling operation on the Missouri River in North Dakota.
The tribe earlier this year reached an agreement with the state to allow for the expansion of gambling on the Fort Berthold Reservation. A yacht currently is being assembled at the tribally owned 4 Bears Casino and Lodge west of New Town.
Ttribe plans to dedicate the 149-passenger yacht early next month. It will be used initially to provide dinner and entertainment for casino customers and later for gambling on the Lake Sakakawea reservoir.