Once a gaming haven in the heady days of the state’s gold rushes of the late 19th and early 20th century, South Dakota is now a little more gambling restrictive than average mid-west states.
A land-based casino industry is concentrated in the town of Deadwood; however, few casinos exist outside this area. Casinos in South Dakota offer slot machines, video poker, table games and poker. Video lottery terminals (VLTs) in bars and taverns are operated by the South Dakota Lottery Commission
South Dakota voters have given sports betting the green light at the state’s historic gaming town, Deadwood and the first sports wagers are expected to be placed by September 2021. It is widely believed that refers to land-based tribal casinos in Deadwood, but room was made in the referendum proposal to adopt sports wagering outside of Deadwood and potentially online sports wagering into the future.