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SDPB Radio Coverage of the South Dakota Legislature. See all coverage and find links to audio and video streams live from the Capitol at www.sdpb.org/statehouse

Video Lottery Coins A New Idea

The State Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill to allow for penny video lottery machines. Norman Lingle, Executive Director of South Dakota Lottery says allowing penny denominations means more variation of gaming machines. He says the bill allows faster approval for new video lottery games.

"And hopefully allow our manufacturers to keep the games fresh on the video lottery terminals," says Lingle.

Officials with the Family Heritage Alliance Action express strong opposition to the bill. They say they will never support expansion of video lottery because it harms too many lives. The Bill travels next to the Senate floor.