Bill lands on Governor’s desk but referendum will decide whether state moves ahead with legal sports betting.
US.- A Bill that would legalise sports betting in South Dakota has passed through the House of Representatives and is now on Governor Kristi Noem’s desk awaiting her signature.
Assuming the Governor signs the Bill into law, a referendum at the November 2020 state election will ultimately decide if sports betting will be legalised.
The Bill, SJR501, was introduced by state Senator Bob Ewing in January and voted on February 11 and passed with a 36-27 majority in the House of Representatives.
According to IGB, South Dakota’s current state constitution prohibits gambling, except for roulette, keno, craps, limited card games and slot machines, provided these are conducted within the city limits of Deadwood in the Black Hills Forest close to the Wyoming border.