Legal Gambling in the State of South Dakota

There are several forms of legalized gambling in South Dakota. The SD Commission on Gaming regulates limited gaming and pari-mutuel wagering operations in South Dakota. Casinos are located in Deadwood and on tribal land.

Retail sports betting is permitted in Deadwood and on tribal land. Mobile sports wagering is geographically limited to casino properties, though none have launched.

Video lottery machines, that operate like slots, can be found in bars throughout the state. These machines have popular slot titles, video poker, blackjack, keno and bingo games. Lotto drawing and scratch tickets can be purchased at retail locations.

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SD Deadwood and tribal casinos

In South Dakota, all commercial casinos must be in Deadwood. There are also tribal casinos throughout the state. Players will find penny slots, reels, video poker, keno, blackjack, craps, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let it Ride, Mississippi Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and roulette. Casino games are limited to players 21 years of age and older.

Commercial casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota

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There are dozens of casinos and hotels in Deadwood. These range from small, historical properties along Main Street to large-scale resorts on the outskirts of town.

The minimum bet for tables is generally $5. However, you may find games like Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em with $2 minimum bets. There are three live poker rooms in Deadwood.

Casino games, live poker and sports betting are limited to guests 21 years of age and older in Deadwood.

The Comfort Inn in Deadwood no longer has a Deadwood-style casino. The slots and video blackjack machine found here for years are gone. Now, it offers video lottery machines. The property has a restaurant & bar, mini golf, indoor arcade, outdoor family games area and 71 hotel rooms.

Mustang Sally’s is a hamburger restaurant centrally located on Main Street in Deadwood. The casino was once towards the right before the establishment lost its gaming license. The back of the building is mostly seating for the restaurant. Some seating is at old blackjack tables.

Buffalo Bodega Complex – 658 Main Street

Buffalo Bodega Casino has slots. The property has a steakhouse, long bar and entertainment venue. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting.

Bullock Hotel – 633 Main Street

The Bullock Hotel has slots, video poker and two video blackjack machines. The property has a breakfast restaurant and a 28-room hotel.

Cadillac Jack’s – 360 Main Street

Cadillac Jack’s has slots, video poker, live table games and a four-table poker room. Video versions of blackjack, craps, roulette and Big Wheel are available. The BetMGM sportsbook provides counter and kiosk betting. The property has five restaurants and three hotels.

Deadwood Gulch – 304 Cliff Street

Deadwood Gulch has slot machines. The property also has a restaurant, lounge and hotel. It is located near the Mickelson Trail.

Deadwood Mountain Grand – 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive

Located in the old Homestake Slime Plant, Deadwood Mountain Grand has slots, video poker, live table games and a sportsbook. Blackjack and craps are available in video form, also. The property has a concert venue, two restaurants and a 98-room hotel.

First Gold – 270 Main Street

First Gold has 275 slot and video poker machines. The property has a restaurant and a 200-room hotel. Rooms are also available at the neighboring Travelodge Hotel.

Gold Dust – 688 Main Street & 665 Main Street

There are two Gold Dust casinos. The casinos offer slots, video poker, seven live table games, video table games and sports betting kiosks. Video table games include craps, roulette, blackjack and Big Wheel. The property has a steakhouse, two historic hotel buildings and a nearby partnership hotel.

Hickok’s – 685 Main Street

Hickok’s has slots, video poker, video blackjack and video Three Card Poker. The property has a smoking lounge, bar with food available and a 22-room hotel. Hickok’s is undergoing a remodel and is expected to remain closed through May 2023.

Iron Horse Inn – 27 Deadwood Street

A small casino with slots and video blackjack can be found inside Iron Horse Inn. The property also has two restaurants and 19 hotel rooms.

Midnight Star – 677 Main Street

Midnight Star offers slots, video poker and live table games. There is also a sportsbook and two restaurants.

Mineral Palace – 601 Main Street

Mineral Palace has slots, video poker, live table games and video roulette. The property has a steakhouse and 75-room hotel.

Saloon No. 10 – 657 Main Street

Saloon No. 10 is an old-style saloon with slots, video poker, live table games and live poker. The property has a restaurant and whiskey bar.

Silverado-Franklin – 709 Main Street

The Silverado and Franklin are two casinos on the south end of town. The casinos offer slots, video poker, live table games and live poker. Video table games for Big Six and roulette are available. The properties have a restaurant, buffet, bars and an 81-room historic hotel.

Super 8 – 196 Cliff Street

The Super 8 hotel offers slots, video poker and video blackjack. This includes classic coin reel slots. The hotel has 51 rooms and a snack bar.

The Lodge at Deadwood – 100 Pine Crest Lane

The Lodge at Deadwood has over 280 slots, video poker, nine table games and table games. There are two restaurants and 140 hotel rooms.

Tin Lizzie – 555 Main Street

Tin Lizzie has 220 slots, video poker, live table games and a sportsbook. Sports bets may be placed at the counter or on a kiosk. The property has four restaurants and two hotels.

Tribal casinos in South Dakota

Multiple tribal casinos are located throughout South Dakota. Tribal casinos typically have a selection of slots and blackjack tables. Other table games, including Free Bet, roulette and Three Card Poker, are available at some locations. Most casinos have at least one dining option and overnight accommodations.

East Wind Casino – Martin

Located in Martin, East Wind Casino has around 125 slots.

Fort Randall Casino & Hotel – Lake Andes

The casino at Fort Randall offers close to 300 slots, blackjack and roulette. There is also a restaurant, snack bar, gift shop and travel plaza. More than 50 rooms are available in the connected hotel. It is owned and operated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

Golden Buffalo Casino – Lower Brule

There are around 200 slots at Golden Buffalo Casino. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe property also has a restaurant and motel.

Grand River Casino – Mobridge

Grand River Casino has 250 slots, blackjack and a restaurant. It is owned by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Overnight accommodations include a 40-room lodge, six cabins and a 70-site campground. Accompanied minors are welcome to eat at the restaurant and stay at the lodge.

Lode Star Casino – Fort Thompson

Lode Star Casino offers 200 slots and blackjack. There is also a restaurant and hotel.

Prairie Wind Casino – Oglala

Owned and operated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Prairie Wind Casino has almost 400 slots, table games and bingo. The property also has a restaurant, coffee shop and hotel. Pet-friendly rooms are available for an additional fee.

Royal River Casino – Flandreau

Royal River offers more than 400 slots and a selection of table games. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe property also has a restaurant, snack bar and hotel. Overnight RV parking with amenities is available for $15 per night.

SD sports betting

Sports betting is legal at Deadwood casinos and on tribal land. South Dakota mobile sports betting is only permitted on Deadwood casino properties, though no operator have launched this amenity. Sports bettors must be at least 21 year of age.

Approved sports wagers in South Dakota

Many professional sports leagues and NCAA Division I sporting events are approved. However, betting on South Dakota collegiate teams is prohibited. While allowed on professional sports, player prop bets are not permitted on NCAA sporting events in South Dakota. Wagering on high school sports and equivalent level clubs is also prohibited.

Events approved by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming include baseball, basketball, fighting (MMA, UFC, etc.), football, golf, hockey, Olympic games, racing, rodeo, rugby league, soccer, and tennis.

SD horse racing

While live racing is legal in the state of South Dakota, no live races are held in the state. There is one off-track betting parlor that operates in the state. Located in North Sioux City, Triple Crown Casino offers simulcast wagering on greyhound and horse races. It also has video lottery machines.

Advance deposit wagering is legal in South Dakota. Approved ADW apps include 1/st Bet, FanDuel, NYRA Bets, TVG and Twinspires Racing.

SD state lottery

The South Dakota State Lottery operates video gaming in taverns. These have a maximum bet of $2 and a maximum payout of $1,000. Other approved lottery games include Dakota Cash, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play and scratch games. Players must be at least 18 years of age to buy lottery tickets and at least 21 to play video lottery machines.

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