South Dakota evaluates sports betting


South Dakota has joined the list of states interested in legalising sports betting industry.

US.- The sports betting legalisation is an issue discussed at national level throughout the United States. As over 18 states are willing to introduce new legislation regulating the market, South Dakota has joined the list expecting to have a strong proposal when the US Supreme Court finally releases the result of the legal battle between New Jersey and anti-sports betting groups.

The South Dakota Department of Revenue published yesterday a “white paper” of recommendations for local authorities to take into account in case the Supreme Court rules in favour of New Jersey and finally approves sports betting operations at federal level. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has backed New Jersey’s demand, according to state Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach.

Under current legislation, sports betting is banned federalwide, except in four states: Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana, as all four of those states were offering some variation of sports lotteries back in 1992, when PASPA was approved. The Government of New Jersey has begun a lawsuit to amend the act and allow further states to regulate their own sports betting market.

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