The Senate from South Dakota has approved a measure that will allow voters in the state to decide whether they want sports betting or not.
US.- People in South Dakota are expected to be in charge of deciding if the state will have legalised sports betting or not. The state Senate passed a measure that allows voters to decide in November if they want sports betting in the state.
The measure is now headed to the House and is expected to gain support so the November ballot includes the question of whether to allow sports betting in Deadwood. It requires a change to the state constitution, which would also require passage in the general election.
A similar proposal died in the House last year, and Governor Kristi Noem also opposed it. Back in 2014, 57% of voters approved an amendment to allow keno, craps and roulette at Deadwood.
If the measure is approved, Native American tribes would also be eligible to offer sports betting at their casinos in the state.
Senator Bob Ewing, who introduced the measure, said that sports betting helps the state as it brings in tax and tourism revenue. He said that many people bet on sports, so legalising the segment makes sense.