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South Dakota To Vote On Gambling Bill

Law Would Expand Offerings At Deadwood Casinos


Gambling expansion in South Dakota is going to the ballot box.

A proposal no longer up for consideration in the South Dakota legislature would allow casinos in the city of Deadwood to be able to expand their gambling offerings. According to the Associated Press, Senators on Wednesday voted 25-10 to support the measure.

South Dakota voters will decide whether to authorize the change to the constitution in the November general election. In the meantime, opponents and supporters will make their cases.

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

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.

Deadwood has a population of less than 1,500, according to the 2010 census.

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