S.D. Video Lottery Bet Limit Unchanged

The South Dakota House recently rejected a bill that would have raised the video lottery bet limit from $2 to $5. Supporters said the increase was necessary to offset declining video lottery revenue.

The South Dakota House of Representatives recently voted 40-28 to not raise the bet limit in video lottery games. If approved, the bet limit would have increased from to .

Supporters of the measure said because revenue from video lottery machines has been declining, the bet-limit raise would have helped increased state revenues.

Opponents of the bill said raising the bet limit would lead to more gambling-related societal problems.