By Dana Hess 

Deadwood bets on sports wagering


September 16, 2020

By Dana Hess

For the S.D. Newspaper Association

Deadwood casinos are once again betting on South Dakota voters to allow them to expand their gaming choices. Amendment B authorizes the Legislature to allow wagering on sporting events at Deadwood casinos. If approved, tribal casinos would also be allowed to offer sports wagering.

“We know that sports wagering is happening in South Dakota,” said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association. “It’s happening illegally.”

Illegal bets are placed using bookies or websites. According to Rodman, players prefer a legal...

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