Sports betting violations reported in Deadwood

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DEADWOOD, SD (KELO) – Just weeks after Deadwood casinos began offering sports betting, several licensees are facing possible disciplinary action from South Dakota Gambling Commission.

Suspected violations include accepting sports betting that exceeds the statutory limit of $ 1,000 and accepting sports betting that the commission has not approved.

Internet Sports International reportedly accepted a $ 1,550 bet on Gold Dust-777 on an NFL football game.

BY Development, which did business as Cadillac Jack’s, reportedly accepted bets of $ 3,000 and $ 1,300 on NFL football games.

BetMGM, which did business with Tin Lizzie, reportedly accepted bets of $ 3,000; $ 1,500; and $ 1,300 for three NFL football games.

And Deadwood Mountain Grand allegedly accepted seven illegal “futures” bets on World Series baseball games through a system set up by IGT.

The Commission meets wednesday in deadwood.

South Dakota voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 2020 that allows sports betting. Casinos started accepting sports betting legally on September 9th.

Some sports betting violations have already been resolved.

Spearfish’s Matthew Bodine agreed to be fined $ 150 for illegally accepting two “futures” bets on World Series baseball games as a cashier at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.

Spearfish’s Brandon Maser agreed to be fined $ 150 for illegally accepting three “futures” bets on World Series baseball games as the cashier at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.

Spearfish’s Justine Daniels agreed to be fined $ 150 for illegally accepting a $ 1,300 bet on an NFL football game.

Deadwood’s Warner Zellner and Deadwood’s Tanner Shoup agreed to pay a $ 150 fine each for illegally accepting a $ 3,000 bet on an NFL football game.

Spearfish’s Joshua Thurmes agreed to a $ 350 fine for illegally accepting a $ 1,500 bet on an NFL football game, then voiding it, and failing to notify the gaming committee immediately. Tin Lizzie agreed to a $ 2,500 fine, down to $ 1,000 if there is no further infraction for a year.

The Commission’s office has also reached an agreement on a separate matter. Andrea Weyer of Sturgis, a blackjack dealer at Midnight Star, agreed to be fined $ 100 for accidentally inserting an extra card into the deck and dealing hands for 27 minutes. The casino agreed to a $ 350 fine.


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