Horse racing betting and daily fantasy sports are the only form of online gambling permitted in South Dakota, although a referendum has green-lighted sports betting in the state. The state voted Yes to the legal sports betting sites. We expect more sportsbooks to join in 2021 and further: William Hill, Unibet, bet365 SD and more betting options.
Casino gambling is legal within the state, but it is restricted to the 25 land-based casinos located in Deadwood, and the 11 others spread across the tribal regions. South Dakota also has a lottery, although tickets must be bought in person. Now that the referendum has allowed sports betting to proceed, further easing of regulations of online betting may be eased in the coming years.
Online casinos are not legal in South Dakota. All casino gambling is restricted to casino venues that are spread at sites across the state but are primarily located in the city of Deadwood. Slot machines, keno, roulette, craps, and card games are allowed to be played within the casino. However, you must be 21 or over to participate in these activities. However, with the recent sports betting regulations being adapted, there could be positive news on the horizon for avid casino players.
South Dakota allows online betting on horse racing for events across the country, but gambling on other sports is not permitted. There are online sites available to bet on horse racing, although it must be performed through advance deposit wagering and you must be over the age of 18 to place a wager. You may also place a bet at the two racecourses in the state and Triple Crown Casino.
Although the referendum has given the go-ahead for sports betting in South Dakota, it may take until 2021 before the practice becomes legal. In the meantime, residents can make use of the current online system, and the two racecourse venues.
Online poker is illegal in South Dakota. Not-for-profit poker games are available at casino sites in Deadwood and at a selection of venues in tribal regions. They offer a wide variety of games, including Texas Hold’em and Omaha High Low. There are also regular tournaments played at these venues for significant prizes, though you must be over the age of 21 to participate. For the time being, this exists as the only way to play poker in the state for real money.
Daily fantasy sports are not regulated in South Dakota, while the attorney general in the state has claimed that he will not prosecute anyone partaking in the activity. It’s a gray area within the regulations, and does not have a legal status, but companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel allow registration from South Dakota residents. Until noted otherwise, you can play DFS on all the available leagues offered by providers.
South Dakota does not permit gambling on esports. Even though sports betting has been given the green light, esports are not classed as a professional sport and would not fall under the legislation.
South Dakota runs its own lottery governed by the state and it is not available online. All tickets for their variety of games must be purchased in person at authorized retail outlets. You must be at least 18 to buy a ticket.
Betting on horse racing in South Dakota is legal. There are minor racetracks in the Mount Rushmore State, so on-track parimutuel wagering is available there. You may also visit a licensed casino and bet off-track. Online horse racing betting sites like TVG are also active in South Dakota.
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