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Governor Daugaard’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting





 

 

          Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, April 14, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For audio from the Governor on sports betting, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”

 

 

Governor Daugaard’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting:

 

“I welcome this decision because it recognizes the right of states to regulate in this area,” said Governor Daugaard.  “Our state constitution, however, does not permit sports betting in South Dakota.  A state constitutional amendment could be placed on the 2020 general election ballot through the petition process, or by the State Legislature in 2019 or 2020, and would need to be approved by the voters.”

 

At this time, the state does not have any reliable estimate as to the economic impact or revenue that could be generated by sports betting.

 

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