S.D. voters to decide on allowing casino table games

Feb 3, 2014 7:02 PM

Unlike Kentucky, South Dakota voters will be permitted to decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would permit Deadwood casinos to offer such games as roulette, keno and craps.

Only one member of the House State Affairs Committee voted against the plan. He said he was deeply troubled by the state’s dependency on predatory gaming revenues.

Amendment approval will not only help Deadwood casinos attract new customers, supporters said, but also will help tribal casinos that would be able to add to their gaming menu.

For several years, efforts by some Kentucky lawmakers to permit voters to address the issue of a constitutional amendment that would permit casino gambling have been rejected.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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