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Frequently Asked Questions


Where is Deadwood located?

Deadwood, South Dakota is located approximately 60 miles from Mt. Rushmore on scenic route 385.

What type of games are offered in Deadwood?

  1. Blackjack
  2. Poker
  3. Slot machines

What is the maximum bet limit in Deadwood?

$1,000.00

What is the tax revenue structure for Deadwood?

Nine (9) percent gaming tax on the adjusted gross proceeds of gaming allowed by SDCL 42-7B-28 & 28.1.
In addition to other fees imposed, there is also a license stamp fee upon each card game or slot machine located on a licensed premise.  The annual fee for this stamp is two thousand dollars. SDCL 42-7B-23.

Does South Dakota recognize Indian gaming and if so what are the locations?

  1. Dakota Sioux Casino, Watertown, South Dakota
  2. Dakota Connection, Sisseton, South Dakota
  3. Fort Randall Casino, Wagner, South Dakota
  4. Royal River Casino, Flandreau, South Dakota
  5. Lode Star Casino, Ft Thompson, South Dakota
  6. Golden Buffalo Casino, Lower Brule, South Dakota
  7. Rosebud Casino, Mission, South Dakota
  8. Prairie Wind Casino, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  9. Grand River Casino, Mobridge, South Dakota

What type of games are authorized at the Indian Casinos?

Same as Deadwood, South Dakota.

Does South Dakota offer simulcast horse and dog wagering?  If so, what are the locations?

  1. Triple Crown Casino, North Sioux City, SD
  2. Time Out Lounge, Rapid City, SD

Does South Dakota offer live horse racing?

Live horse racing is offered in the spring of each year at both the Stanley County Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, South Dakota and also the Brown County Fairgrounds, Aberdeen, South Dakota.

What is the age limit set by law for wagering in the State of South Dakota?

21 years of age for wagering in the casino's in Deadwood, South Dakota and each Indian reservation and 18 years of age for simulcast and live horse racing.

Does South Dakota have a Help line for problem gambling?

The State of South Dakota participates in the South Dakota Council on Problem Gambling which is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The toll free number is 1-888-781-HELP (4357).  Calls are referred to Gamblers Anonymous groups near their home town.