South Dakota Casinos 2021

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South Dakota has a long history of gambling. South Dakota casinos and gambling parlors were among the first establishments to crop up in fledgling towns like Deadwood which boomed in the 1870s.

Gambling flourished throughout the state until the 1950s when those darn buzzkill lawmakers decided to clamp down on it. It took until 1986 for the Dakota Lottery to appear. 

In 1989, limited casino gambling reappeared in historic Deadwood. Then, in the early 1990s, the state and the state’s tribes came to an agreement that allowed Native American casinos to operate.

Things have evolved even more in the past couple of decades. Now, the state boasts a mix of tribal and commercial casinos. While the majority are located in Deadwood, there are many other casino resorts spread out across the state. 

These establishments offer a limited selection of casino games, loads of fine dining, and world-class entertainment. You’ll find almost any amenity and luxury you’d find in a Las Vegas casino resort.

Learn about what’s happening with South Dakota sports betting and SD online gambling.

South Dakota Casino Rules

The casino gambling rules are a little outdated. Most South Dakota casinos have slots, blackjack, casino poker games, and live poker. Casino gambling aficionados will be disappointed with no roulette, craps, video poker, keno, or bingo in the casinos outside of Deadwood and tribal casinos. Another thing you won’t find in any South Dakota casino is a sportsbook. Furthermore, the online casinos are also not an option. 

Despite so many other states introducing legalized sports betting, South Dakota hasn’t made the move. There seems to be some hope that this will change in 2020. You might see sportsbooks in South Dakota casinos, but that’s the only place you’ll likely find them. Even if the state allows sports betting, they don’t appear to support online casinos or betting of any kind.

In South Dakota, anyone who enters a casino must be at least 21. Anyone who wins more than $600 must declare their winning on their income tax. 25% of any winnings over $5,000 are automatically withheld by the cashier.

Retail Casinos In South Dakota

The majority of commercial casinos are located in Deadwood while there are nine casinos on Native American land. Here is the complete list of commercial casinos in the state.

Deadwood Casinos

Casino NameCity
Buffalo Bodega Gaming ComplexDeadwood
Cadillac Jack’s Gaming ResortDeadwood
Deadwood Gulch Gaming ResortDeadwood
Deadwood Mountain Grand CasinoDeadwood
Deadwood Station Bunkhouse & Gambling HallDeadwood
First Gold Hotel & GamingDeadwood
Gold Country Inn Gambling HallDeadwood
Gold Dust Gaming & Entertainment ComplexDeadwood
Hickok’s CasinoDeadwood
Historic Bullock HotelDeadwood
Iron Horse InnDeadwood
Lucky 8 GamingDeadwood
Lode Star Casino & HotelDeadwood
The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming ResortDeadwood
Main Street Deadwood GulchDeadwood
Mineral Palace Hotel & GamingDeadwood
Mustang Sally’sDeadwood
Old Style Saloon No. 10Deadwood
Oyster Bay Bar & CasinoDeadwood
Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming ComplexDeadwood
Tin Lizzie Gaming ResortDeadwood
VFW CasinoDeadwood
Wooden Nickel CasinoDeadwood

Tribal Casinos

Casino NameCity
Dakota Connection CasinoSisseton
Dakota Sioux Casino & HotelWatertown
Fort Randall Casino and HotelPickstown
Golden Buffalo Casino & HotelLower Brule
Grand River Casino & ResortMobridge
Lode Star Casino & HotelFort Thompson
Prairie Wind Casino & HotelBetween Oelrichs and Ogala
Rosebud CasinoMission
Royal River Casino & HotelFlandreau