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South Dakota Sports Betting – How To Bet On Sports Legally In SD

South Dakota
  • Online Sports Betting Available In SD Via Offshore Sportsbooks
  • Domestic South Dakota Sportsbooks Now Available In Deadwood
  • No Domestic Sports Betting Apps In South Dakota At This Time

A voter initiative for legal South Dakota sports betting passed in November 2020, allowing for state-regulated sports betting to operate within the tourist town of Deadwood. Sports betting at the state level arrived in SD in September of 2021.

SD bettors have more plentiful and convenient legal online sportsbooks that are taking bets from folks in the Mount Rushmore State.

South Dakotans can legally access international sportsbooks that will accept their registrations and allow them to bet on sports, and while options in Deadwood are available, these overseas betting sites are the best option for legally betting on sports SD.

Below we cover the best online sportsbooks that are taking bets from residents and visitors to South Dakota, the legalities involved, and what these sites offer to their customers.

Is Sports Betting Legal In South Dakota?

Yes. Domestic sports betting was passed via a voter initiative in November of 2020, and in-person sportsbooks began operation in 2021 in the town of Deadwood.

Sports betting enthusiasts in South Dakota can also access legitimate online sportsbooks that are legally operating from an overseas location because there are no laws in place that say that they cannot accept bets from SD bettors over the Internet. Visit our gambling laws page for further details on these rules and regulations.

South Dakota Sports Betting Bills

After much anticipation regarding the authorization of domestic sports betting in South Dakota, residents of the state will soon be able to place such bets at Deadwood casinos. This comes after the enactment of SB44, a regulatory bill to implement sports betting measures voted on by the state’s constituents in the year prior. Because of the bill’s passage, South Dakota bettors have an extra reason to look forward to football season. While this is a massive stride for sports fans, SD sports betting laws still exclude domestic online sportsbooks.

To remain updated on SD sports betting legislation as well as nationwide sports gambling bill status, you can check out our bill tracker page that monitors the progress of each state's legislative efforts.

Best Sports Betting Sites In South Dakota

If you type ‘online sportsbooks’ into a search engine, you will be flooded with results. How do you determine whether a site is legitimate?  Our team has personally vetted the following sites for trustworthiness, credentials, security, and quality.

The list below is comprised of offshore sportsbooks operating legally outside of the USA that offer premium sports betting services. You are encouraged to browse them for yourself via the links provided or visit our US friendly sportsbook reviews page for further information.

 Site NameCurrent BonusU.S.Visit Site
Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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2MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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3Betonline Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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4BetUS125% Max $3,125USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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5xbet logo100% Max $500USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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6sports betting logo50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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South Dakota Sports Betting Details

Since there are no state options the following details have been filled out with offshore sportsbook details. Offshore sportsbooks have accepted US citizens for almost a decade and the brands we recommend and play are the most trusted online sportsbook in the industry.

  • Legal Sports Betting: Domestic And Offshore
  • Minimum Sports Betting Age: 21 Domestic, 18 Offshore
  • Land-Based: Yes
  • Online: Offshore Only
  • Mobile: Offshore Only
  • Live: Domestic And Offshore
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  • Eligible Operators: n/a
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How To Bet On The NBA Playoffs In South Dakota

Regional SD gamblers that are interested in online NBA Playoffs betting should look no further than the list we've compiled above of the best sportsbooks that serve the South Dakota area.

NBA betting can occur at the age of 18 in South Dakota when opting for an offshore sportsbook site, so click on each of the links we've provided within this guide and consider joining more than one so the odds can be shopped.

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What You Can Bet On In South Dakota

  • Domestic: TBD
  • Offshore: All betting lines, odds, and props for all games, teams, and players across all college and professional sports

What You Can't Bet On In South Dakota

  • Domestic: TBD
  • Offshore: No restrictions

Where Can I Bet On Sports In South Dakota?

  • Offshore online sportsbooks are the only option for legally betting on sports inside of South Dakota's state borders. Betting at these sites does not violate any state or federal gambling laws.
  • Domestic sportsbooks have been permitted to exist in the city of Deadwood, but there has yet to be any construction. Deadwood sportsbooks should debut at some point in 2021.

Live Betting

When the clock has started, sports betting sites used to shut their windows and close off all betting lines. The live betting odds that are offered at the top South Dakota sportsbooks that we list on this page allow for bets to be placed throughout the game, no matter what the game clock says.

Odds update frequently, allowing for action to be laid on the winner after each quarter, the over/under, point spread, and more. Become the master of your own schedule and bet when you want to with the top live betting options in South Dakota.

SD Sportsbook Funding Options

We don't hesitate to suggest that you strongly consider including Bitcoin (BTC) as your main sportsbook funding option. The first reason is that BTC deposits occur rapidly because there are no regulations in place to slow down transaction times. Furthermore, Bitcoin deposits typically include bonus offers that are much higher than USD.

The second reason is that Bitcoin withdrawals are the only method that can complete in less than a day, sometimes as fast as 15 minutes. We're also aware that there are many in SD that haven't adopted cryptocurrency just yet, so we require that our top sportsbooks also accept:

  • Deposit: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Wire Transfer, Money Transfer Services, Zelle (USD-to-BTC), Cashier's Check, Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Tether, Cardano, Ethereum, Litecoin), Betting Vouchers
  • Withdrawal: Wire Transfer, Cashier's Check by Courier, Cryptocurrency, Betting Vouchers

Biggest Sports Betting Cities in South Dakota

Sports Betting In Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota is lacking in major professional and college teams though there are colleges in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Coyotes and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits may not be featured at the top of the list, but their games will certainly be available to wager on at domestic and offshore books. The bulk of sports gambling revolves around teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and NCAA.


Legal South Dakota Sports Betting FAQs

Will I get arrested for betting on sports in South Dakota?

No. Legal sports betting is permitted in the city of Deadwood, SD. Also, there are no laws preventing SD residents from betting online with licensed offshore sportsbooks.

How To Bet on March Madness In South Dakota

Don't waste time driving to Deadwood! Check out the North Dakota March Madness betting sites included in the table above for the best online sportsbooks serving the SD region.

Because these NCAAB betting sites operate offshore, they can offer legal South Dakota March Madness Tournament betting over the web to 18 and over customers without violating any laws. Plus, there are college basketball prop bets galore if you gamble internationally because domestic books are unable to keep up the pace.

Are mobile sports betting apps legal in South Dakota?

Current state law does not allow for domestic online sports betting, but the best mobile sports betting apps in South Dakota can be accessed by Apple and Android smartphones and tablets by clicking on one of the offshore sportsbook links we've provided above using a current mobile browser. These web-apps behave just like the full version of the sportsbook site for the best sports betting on the go in SD.

What teams can I bet on in South Dakota?

While there has yet to be any declaration made in regard to what teams or sports can be bet upon domestically in South Dakota, offshore sportsbooks offer lines on just about every sport you can think of, including NFL odds, NBA, as well as betting lines on NCAA Football and college basketball.

What is the legal minimum sports betting age in South Dakota?

The minimum age to bet on sports in South Dakota at a domestic sportsbook is 21. Most offshore sportsbooks will accept registrations from US residents at the age of 18.


South Dakota Legislative Resources

South Dakota Gambling Resources

We take problem gambling seriously and you should too. If you know anyone struggling with sports betting or has let their passion for gambling entertainment become a problem. We urge you to reach out to the South Dakota National Council on Problem Gambling for further assistance and immediate help.

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