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Possible rule changes coming to Deadwood gambling halls

PIERRE -- Deadwood gambling halls face some potential rule changes. The state Commission on Gaming holds a public hearing Tuesday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. MT in Deadwood City Hall at 102 Sherman Street. Among the proposed rules: o Requiring dealers...

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PIERRE - Deadwood gambling halls face some potential rule changes.

The state Commission on Gaming holds a public hearing Tuesday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. MT in Deadwood City Hall at 102 Sherman Street.

Among the proposed rules:

• Requiring dealers to enforce bet limits;

• Clarify responsibilities for pit bosses that oversee table games;

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• Require signage stating the minimum age is 21 to gamble;

• Clarify procedures for industry requests regarding bet limits;

• Clarify that slot machines awarding $12,000 or more need video surveillance; and

• Considering new variations of poker and blackjack.

Comments can be sent to the commission office in Pierre at 445 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, South Dakota, 57501, or by emailing larry.eliason@state.sd.us .

To be considered, comments must reach the commission by Monday, March 26. However, the commission requests written comments be received by Friday, March 23, for adequate consideration before the hearing, according to a notice from the commission office.

The rule proposals are available at state government's rules website rules.sd.gov or by writing the gaming commission office in Pierre or by calling 605-773-6050.

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