South Dakota Poker
Placing a wager online in South Dakota is risky business.
You could be charged with a class 6 felony if you are
busted. South Dakota seems to be unfairly targeting
online poker rooms and casinos. The punishment for
wagering online is
more harsh than running your own casino inside your own
house (as of January 2011), but that might be because there
are so many small casinos inside the state, that you would
have to be a complete idiot to play at an illegal gaming
room in South Dakota.
There are many good poker rooms inside the state of South Dakota. I was really impressed with the poker rooms in the many local casinos in the state of South Dakota. You shouldn't have to drive far to find a decent poker game here.
South Dakota Online Gambling Laws
The South Dakota gambling are clearly defined and they even have a separate law for online gambling. It is illegal to place a bet online in South Dakota. The punishment is strict, you will be charged with a class 6 felony for your first conviction and a class 5 felony for a subsequent offense.(22-25A-10) The charges are one of the toughest sentences handed out by any state.
Where to play live poker in South Dakota
I was really impressed with the amount of live poker in the state of South Dakota. There are no big poker rooms, but there are many smaller poker rooms scattered across the state. Some of the better poker rooms include Saloon #10, the Royal River Casino and the Lode Star Casino. Inside some of these poker rooms you will be able to play Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, 7-Card Stud and 7-Card Stud hi/lo.