- South Dakota passed legislation to regulate sports betting in November and the official rules to regulate sports betting in Deadwood were unanimously voted on.
- BetMGM has partnered with LIV Hospitality to bring sports betting to two Deadwood Casinos.
- Both mobile and retail sportsbooks will come under this partnership.
DEADWOOD, S.D. – Sports betting fans in South Dakota are only a few weeks away from seeing their own regulated betting market and BetMGM is the first sportsbook to officially partner with a local casino operation.
Through a new deal between BetMGM and LIV Hospitality, the two Deadwood Casinos in South Dakota will be launching retail sportsbooks and the BetMGM mobile app will be available at these venues.
This is the first official deal for the South Dakota sports betting market and is likely to go live in time for the 2021 NFL season.
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This partnership comes following the unanimous vote to approve the official sports betting rules by the Legislative Interim Rules Review Committee.
With the rules set, regulated sports betting can now operate in the city of Deadwood with BetMGM leading the charge.
We're excited to announce that sports betting is coming to South Dakota 🐇
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) August 19, 2021
“Liv Hospitality’s prime resort locations in Deadwood make it an ideal partner for us,” said Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO. “Together, we look forward to bringing the BetMGM sports betting experience to South Dakota sports fans.”
This is an exclusive partnership that will see the sportsbook launch at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort and Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort.
The mobile books will serve as a complement to the retail sportsbooks in addition to the betting kiosks and wagering at front counters available at the sportsbooks.
“BetMGM is an outstanding organization that brings credibility to our new sports betting offerings,” said Caleb Arceneaux, CEO of LIV Hospitality. “Visitors now have another reason to come to Deadwood, while enjoying the many other entertainment opportunities at our resorts.”
Sports betting in South Dakota does not yet have an official release date as the South Dakota Commission on Gaming still has to approve sports wagering. With the goal to launch in time for NFL betting, local bettors likely do not have much longer to wait before they see their own local legal sports betting market.
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