0N-3-25 Games of chance prohibited--Exceptions.
Games of chance prohibited--Exceptions.
The Legislature shall not authorize any
game of chance, lottery, or gift enterprise, under any pretense, or for any purpose whatever
provided, however, it shall be lawful for the Legislature to authorize by law, bona fide veterans,
charitable, educational, religious or fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, volunteer fire
departments, or such other public spirited organizations as it may recognize, to conduct games of
chance when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational,
charitable, patriotic, religious, or other public spirited uses. However, it shall be lawful for the
Legislature to authorize by law a state lottery or video games of chance, or both, which are
regulated by the state of South Dakota, either separately by the state or jointly with one or more
states, and which are owned and operated by the state of South Dakota, either separately by the
state or jointly with one or more states or persons, provided any such video games of chance shall
not directly dispense coins or tokens. However, the Legislature shall not expand the statutory
authority existing as of June 1, 1994, regarding any private ownership of state lottery games or
video games of chance, or both. The Legislature shall establish the portion of proceeds due the
state from such lottery or video games of chance, or both, and the purposes for which those
proceeds are to be used. SDCL 42-7A, and its amendments, regulations, and related laws, and all
acts and contracts relying for authority upon such laws and regulations, beginning July 1, 1987,
to the effective date of this amendment, are ratified and approved. Further, it shall be lawful for
the Legislature to authorize by law, limited card games and slot machines within the city limits of
Deadwood, provided that 60% of the voters of the City of Deadwood approve legislatively
authorized card games and slot machines at an election called for such purpose. The entire net
Municipal proceeds of such card games and slot machines shall be devoted to the Historic
Restoration and Preservation of Deadwood.
History: Amendment proposed by SL 1970, ch 1, approved Nov. 3, 1970; amendment proposed
by SL 1974, ch 1, rejected Nov. 5, 1974; repeal proposed by SL 1975, ch 2, as amended by SL
1976, ch 1, rejected Nov. 2, 1976; amendment proposed by SL 1982, ch 3, rejected Nov. 2, 1982;
amendment proposed by SL 1986, ch 2, approved Nov. 4, 1986; initiated amendment, approved
November 8, 1988; amendment proposed by 1st SS 1994, ch 1, approved Nov. 8, 1994;
amendment proposed by initiated amendment, rejected Nov. 7, 2000.