South Dakota Casinos

South Dakota has very specific areas in which gambling is allowed. Although bars are allowed to have a low number of video terminals, these are regulated by the state and have a maximum payout of $1,000.

Most of this state’s gambling comes from casinos. Casinos, however, are only legal on tribal lands and in Deadwood.

Deadwood is South Dakota’s historic claim to fame, as the resting place of both Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Hickok actually famously died when he was shot during a hand of cards in the No. 10 Saloon. Today, you can gamble in that same casino. All of the casinos in this city comply with city historic standards in terms of architecture, so this is truly a unique experience.

In South Dakota, maximum bets are limited to $100. One important law, though, is that children may be allowed in casinos as long as they are with their parents, until 8:00 PM. Most casinos’ individual regulations allow children according to this law, but before you visit, call ahead to learn about casino rules.


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