Applications & Fees

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NOTE: All applicants must submit completed fingerprint cards with their application to the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. The cards must be obtained from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, Deadwood office at (605) 578-3074(605) 578-3074.

Deadwood Gaming Licenses


The Commission may issue six types of gaming licenses as follows:

Individual Licenses

Support License Application
Renewal Application
A person licensed by the commission who is working or who is about to work for an operator or retailer as a card dealer, slot machine technician, floor supervisor, cashier, shill, proposition player, slot route runner, pit boss, a member of a count team, computer monitor for progressive links, or in any other way directly related to gaming must complete this application. The application fee is $50 and the license fee is $50 with a calendar year (January through December) renewal fee of $25.

Key Employee License Application
Renewal Application
Any executive, employee, or agent of a gaming licensee having the power to exercise a significant influence over decisions concerning any part of the operation of a gaming licensee must complete this application. The application fee is $150 and the license fee is $150 with a calendar year (January through December) renewal fee of $75.

Business Licenses

Operator License Application
Renewal Application
Any person who places slot machines in the person’s own business premises must complete this application. The license fee is $1,000 with a fiscal year (July through June) renewal fee of $200.

Route Operator License Application
Renewal Application
Any person who, individually or jointly, pursuant to an agreement whereby consideration is paid for the right to place slot machines or gaming tables, engages in the business of placing and operating slot machines or gaming tables within the City of Deadwood must complete this application. You must have an Operator License to obtain Route Operator License. The application fee is $1,000 and the license fee is $1,000 with a fiscal year (July through June) renewal fee of $200.

Retail License Application
Renewal Application
Any licensee who maintains gaming at the licensee’s place of business within the City of Deadwood for use and operation by the public must complete this application. The application fee is $250 and the license fee is $250 with a fiscal year (July through June) renewal fee of $100.

Slot Machine Manufacturer or Distributor License Application
Renewal Application
Any person or distributor who designs, assembles, fabricates, produces, constructs, sells, leases, or who otherwise prepares a product or a component part of a slot machine, other than tables or cabinetry must complete this application. The application fee is $5,000 and the license fee is $1,000 with a fiscal year (July through June) renewal fee of $250.

Live Racing and Simulcast Licenses


Hub Key License Application
Renewal Application
Any executive, employee, or agent of a Multi-Jurisdictional Wagering Hub in South Dakota having the power to exercise a significant influence over decisions concerning any part of the hub operation must complete this application. The application fee is $50 with an annual renewal fee of $25 by December 31st of each year.

Hub Employee License Application
Renewal Application
Used for licensing of pari-mutuel clerks at a Multi-Jurisdictional Wagering Hub or persons in any other capacity directly relate to these hub locations must complete this application. The application fee is $35 with an annual renewal fee of $20 by December 31st of each year.

Multi-Jurisdictional Totalizator Hub License Application
Renewal Application
An entity who wishes to be licensed as a Multi-Jurisdictional Wagering Hub in South Dakota must complete this application.

Simulcast Provider License Application
Renewal Application
An entity providing a signal from another licensed racing jurisdiction to South Dakota must complete this form.

Simulcast Site Application
Renewal Application
A location where a signal from another licensed racing jurisdiction to South Dakota is received from a licensed simulcast provider must complete this form.

Simulcast Pari-Mutuel License Application
Renewal Application
Used for licensing of pari-mutuel clerks at simulcast sites.

Note: If you have a valid Deadwood support license, you are not required to obtain a Simulcast Pari-Mutuel License.

Multiple Category Live Racing License Application
Renewal Application
Used for licensing multiple categories of racing positions.

Application for New Game or Game Variation

Application
Used to apply for a new game or variation of currently approved game.

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