South Dakota Sportsbetting Bill Hits Roadblock

Lawmakers in South Dakota have hit a stumbling block in their attempt to legalize sportsbetting within their borders, as a committee voted against the measure.

The bill would have allowed wagers in the city of Deadwood, and had passed a Senate Affairs Committee with a 5-4 vote last month. This week though, the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee voted against the bill though, taking it down with a vote of 7-3. The bill would normally be considered dead, but a procedural move by the House gave the measure new life, as it will now be debated and voted on by the whole house.

The idea of legalized sportsbetting is supported by residents in the Mount Rushmore State, and if the measure doesn't make it out of the house, a petition will be made to put the measure on ballots for the 2020 election. It may come to a vote from residents, as Governor Kristi Noem is against sportsbetting, and is likely to veto any bill that comes to her desk.

We'll be following this story and will update readers as the story develops.

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6 March 2019 - 12:28pm
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Well, it seems like sportbetting will be legalized in South Dakota sooner or later even if the decision have to come to the vote from the residents in 2020..too bad the locals would have to wait another year or so for that.

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6 March 2019 - 1:11pm
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An interesting way to save a penalty shot from the Bulgarian born Rangers gk...to bad that in fact it didn't do the job Wink

Don't know what he's been thinking to be honest..it's an automatic.

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6 March 2019 - 2:23pm
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Oof, I'd like to think it was an accident, but man, what a dumb move.

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7 March 2019 - 6:20am
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That Deadwood is a pretty looking town. I'm half expecting a cowboy to ride in on horseback when looking at that picture.

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7 March 2019 - 10:19pm
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Oof, I'd like to think it was an accident, but man, what a dumb move.

At least to me it doesn't look like an accident Slim, I think he meant to throw his stick..or probably just panicked and didn't thinking at the time...quite positive at that...just not sure how the hell I've had posted that here... I don't know Joking

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8 March 2019 - 4:30pm
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That Deadwood is a pretty looking town. I'm half expecting a cowboy to ride in on horseback when looking at that picture.

I've been to Deadwood before. It's a neat little town, and I enjoyed playing blackjack for a whopping $2 per hand. I can see how back in the day it was a rollocking place.

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