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South Dakota Proposal Would Expand Gambling

Measure To Allow Deadwood Casinos To Offer Roulette, Craps


A proposal up for consideration in the South Dakota legislature would allow casinos in the city of Deadwood to be able to expand their gambling offerings.

The authorization would come in the form of a constitutional amendment.

The Associated Press reported that the State Affairs Committee voted 10-1 this week for the measure. It would also put the idea up to a referendum in November.

At the present time, Deadwood casinos offer slot machines, poker and blackjack. They are seeking to also offer roulette, keno and craps.

The move reportedly comes to keep pace with nearby states that have gambling.

According to the American Gaming Association, the state of South Dakota has 35 commercial casinos, which collectively bring in around $107 million annually in gaming revenue.

The first casino opened in the state in 1989.

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