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Sports Betting in Deadwood

Legalized sports gambling adds a whole dimension of fun to the Deadwood experience

Sports betting was made legal in Historic Deadwood in 2021. Here's how you can add an extra level of excitement to your favorite sporting events.

Where can you bet on sports in Deadwood?

As long as the business has a retail betting license, they can take sports bets. Currently, businesses that handle sports betting are:

Please note this list will be updated as more businesses gain the option for sports betting. 


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    How do I place a bet?

    Once inside an approved location, you can bet at a sports-betting window or kiosk, but some places offer an option to use a mobile sports-betting app that only works inside the facility. 

    What can I bet on?

    Bets can be placed for every major league sport, including NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA games. Options are also available for boxing, MMA, UFC, PGA & LPGA, hockey, Olympic games, NASCAR, rodeo, rugby, soccer and tennis. Click here for complete details.

    What can't I bet on?

    South Dakota law specifically prohibits betting on:

    • A high school sporting event
    • A minor league sporting event
    • The performance (or nonperformance) of any individual athlete in a single collegiate game or match
    • Any individual collegiate game in which any team or athlete from a South Dakota university or college is competing
    Historic Deadwood

    Sports betting is only the latest entry to the list of entertainment options in Historic Deadwood. You also won't want to miss...

    • Mount Moriah Cemetery

    • Music and other events at the Deadwood Mountain Grand

    • Deadwood's spookier side

    • Mount Roosevelt/ The Friendship Tower

    • And so much more!

    To find just the kind of fun you're looking for in Deadwood, click here. Enjoy!

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