Screenshot of a tutorial on how to use a video lottery machine. (Courtesy of South Dakota Lottery)

Lobbying group aims to increase video lottery bet limits in 2024 legislative session

BY: - December 7, 2023

A lobbying group is hoping for bills during the 2024 legislative session to increase lottery revenues across the state. Matt Krogman, with the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association, told state lottery commissioners at their meeting Thursday in Pierre that the move would be “proactive” as video lottery revenues, inflated during the pandemic, […]

A May 2023 aerial view of Deadwood. (Seth Tupper/South Dakota Searchlight, via EcoFlight)

Deadwood sports betting has its first million-dollar month

BY: - November 27, 2023

Monthly sports wagering in Deadwood topped $1 million for the first time in October, according to new data from the Deadwood Gaming Association. Gamblers bet $1.02 million on sports, a 19% increase over the prior October. About half the bets were placed on professional football. College football and professional baseball were also big draws, followed […]

A summer night in Deadwood. (Photo by Travel South Dakota)

Deadwood gamblers wager $140 million in September

BY: - October 25, 2023

A new monthly report shows gamblers wagered $140 million in Deadwood last month, which was down about 5% from the same month last year. About 90% of that money — roughly $127 million — went back to gamblers as winnings. Casinos kept the rest, about $13 million. Most of the gambling in Deadwood happens at […]

A summer night in Deadwood. (Photo by Travel South Dakota)

Sioux Falls man loses insurance and gaming licenses after alleged $1.5 million fraud

BY: - June 13, 2023

A Sioux Falls man who lost his insurance license for an alleged $1.5 million fraud that affected more than 600 South Dakota student athletes has also lost his gaming license.  At its Tuesday meeting in Deadwood, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming revoked Gary Aaron King’s personal gaming license. King was a member of multiple […]