South Dakota

South Dakota Casinos

South Dakota is known as ‘the Mount Rushmore State’ which is ranked 17th in the United States as far as area as it spans over 77,116 square miles. For population the state is ranked 46th as it is home to just under 1 million people. South Dakota shares borders with; North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. The state capital is Pierre and the largest city is Sioux Falls.

Land Based Casinos

Many different forms of gambling are legal within the state of South Dakota including land based casinos on Native American reservations. Bars & taverns are also allowed to have 10 VLT’s which stands for video lottery terminals and can feature games like poker, keno, blackjack and bingo. The state actually regulates these games and receives a share of the machine’s revenue. Most of these machines will only carry a max bet of $2 at a time with a payout of $1,000. Live table games like blackjack & poker are only legal within casinos as well as slot machines. There are many different casinos to choose from within the state like Royal River Casino, Dakota Sioux Casino, Golden Buffalo Casino, Lode Star Casino, Fort Randall Casino & more. Players can partake in gambling in a casino at age 21.

Pari-Mutuel betting is also legal within this state, there are several racetracks located around the state for players who are 18 and over to make bets upon. The state also features a lottery with games like; Hot Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch Tickets and more. Players can also participate in this kind of gambling at 18 and over. Bingo & charity events are also available for players who are 18 and over as well.

Online Casinos

Currently there are no laws against online gambling in most states South Dakota being one of them. Per federal law, players can participate in online gambling at age 18. Some USA friendly casinos don’t allow players until they are 21 and over. The only law pertaining to online gambling is the UIGEA which does not permit players to make deposits using their bank account or credit card information. One of the biggest perks to playing online is the amount of promotions available, all online casinos feature promotions which can bring the player hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars to play with. Most online casinos offer many different kinds of gambling including slots, table games, card games, keno & more. Online casinos have two options for their players, they can either download the software to their computer, or play instantly right on the website using the flash version which is Mac friendly!

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