sports betting

Deadwood, SD

South Dakota voters will decide whether to allow sports betting in Deadwood.

If passed, the constitutional amendment will prompt state lawmakers to pass rules on sports wagering next session.

Twenty three states have legalized sports betting after the US Supreme Court overturned a ban on it in 2018.

Constitutional Amendment B adds wagering on sporting events to the gambling provision in the state constitution.

Deadwood Gaming Association

The South Dakota Gaming Commission released new statistics on gaming numbers in Deadwood.


The results show a 12% increase in gaming in January this year compared to January 2019.


Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association, said that this increase is thanks to winter tourism in the Black Hills.



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Deadwood, SD

On Wednesday, the Senate State Affairs committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2, a call for the people of South Dakota to vote on a the legalization of sports betting in the Mt. Rushmore state. 

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.