S.D. legislature allows progressive slots in Deadwood

Dec 23, 2013 7:45 PM

South Dakota legislators see the potential for multi-state linked casino slot machines that would offer “Powerball-type” jackpots and doesn’t want to be left behind.

Last week, the South Dakota legislature’s Rules Review Committee voted unanimously to authorize progressive slot machines in the Black Hills gambling town of Deadwood. It would permit slot machines there to be linked to other states, a move that already has the approval of the state Gaming Commission.

Officials noted that gaming regulators in Nevada and New Jersey also are looking seriously at permitting slot machines to be tied to machines in other states to develop multi-state progressive jackpots.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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