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South Dakota Online Poker
Updated: 11th of April 2012.
Is Online Poker Legal in South Dakota?
South Dakota has specific laws that forbid internet gambling: "It's a felony for any person to use the internet to bet or wager or establish a location in South Dakota from which to conduct a gambling business over the internet."
South Dakota's gambling laws also target card games: "Any person who engages in gambling in any form with cards, dice, or other implements or devices of any kind wherein anything valuable is wagered upon the outcome, or who keeps any establishment, place, equipment, or apparatus for such gambling or any agents or employees for such purpose, or any person who knowingly lets any establishment, structure, place, equipment, or apparatus for such gambling is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor."
Playing poker seems to be illegal everywhere in South Dakota expect for Tribal casinos and the city of Deadwood, where limited card games and slot machines are authorized (see the statutes and more information on Deadwood poker).
So is online poker legal in South Dakota? From the looks of it, no. You should contact a local gaming lawyer if you want to be sure, though, since all the information on this website is just speculation.
Will South Dakota Legalize Online Poker?
I have found no news stories or reports about South Dakota considering, studying or creating a bill to legalize online poker within the state's boundaries. Seems like it won't happen in near future.
Which Sites Accept Players from South Dakota?
All US poker sites accept players from South Dakota, although you should find out whether internet poker is legal or illegal in South Dakota before playing.
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