Deadwood To Seek Sports Betting On 2020 Ballot Following SCOTUS Ruling

May 14, 2018

Credit Amy Varland

The Deadwood Gaming Association is proposing an amendment to the state constitution to allow for sports betting.
 
The announcement comes just after a US Supreme Court ruling Monday morning that grants state’s the opportunity to legalize it.
 
Mike Rodman is executive director of the gaming association. He says the group is still figuring out how sports betting in South Dakota will look.
 
“We believe that there’s thousands of South Dakota voters that enjoy sports betting, but they want to do it in a legal, safe, regulated environment,” Rodman says. That’s why we’d like to give them that opportunity.”
 
Rodman says the group will bring the ballot question for the 2020 election. If passed, tribal casinos will also be allowed to offer sports betting.