Governor Noem signs bill legalizing sports betting in Deadwood

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed Senate Bill 44 into law, which is intended to regulate and tax wagering on sporting events within the city limits of Deadwood and provide a penalty for a violation thereof.

Sports betting is currently legal in 20 states, with six recently passing bills legalizing it, including South Dakota. In Deadwood, the changes go into effect on July 1, 2021.

Officials estimate an annual increase of about $6.8 million in sports betting revenue and an overall gaming jump in revenue of about $22 million.

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