License applications will be available on the commission’s website on Friday, May 20

South Dakota’s regulator approves sports betting rules for Deadwood casinos

Some existing rules were modified to provide clarity or address unforeseen situations. Two of them require that blackjack rules be uniformly posted for customers to see in the blackjack area and that poker rules be posted at each poker table.
2021-05-19
United States
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The law will take effect on July 1. Among the new rules passed on Tuesday by the Commission on Gaming is a $5,000 application fee for a licensed sports wagering services provider, and a ban on certain licensees or providers from wagering on sporting events. Sports wagering areas will be monitored by surveillance.

The South Dakota Commission on Gaming unanimously approved a variety of proposed rules after a virtual public hearing held on Tuesday, including some for licensing providers of sports wagering on the premises of Deadwood casinos, reports Keloland Media Group.

In order for sports wagering to be able to start after July 1, the commission will need additional rules.

Commission attorney Mike Shaw, said: “We’re on track to get sports wagering rolling as quickly as we can.”

In November, South Dakota voters amended the state constitution to allow sports wagering in Deadwood. In March, the Legislature approved SB 44 that the state Department of Revenue supported in consultation with the Deadwood Gaming Association.

Deputy executive Craig Sparrow said that on Friday, May 20, sports wagering license applications will be available on the commission’s website and that the commission will start accepting them on July 1, when the law takes effect.

Among the new rules stated on Tuesday is a $5,000 application fee for a license as a sports wagering services provider. Another prohibits associated equipment licensees and sports wagering services providers or licensees employed by sports wagering services providers from wagering on sporting events. A third says sports wagering areas will be monitored by surveillance during hours of operation.

Other existing rules were also modified to provide clarity or address unforeseen situations. Two of them require that blackjack rules be uniformly posted for customers to see in the blackjack area and that poker rules be posted at each poker table.  

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