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 Poker Room

Bet Online Poker Room

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South Dakota Casino

Bovada Casino

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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.

Poker sites accepting players from South Dakota

Much like the rest of the United States, there isn't a whole lot of poker rooms that will accept players from South Dakota.  For the most part you have, America's Cardroom and Bet Online Poker.  These are the only quality poker rooms available.  All other poker room should be avoided.  They typically have withdrawal problems, general ethical problems and/or there is next to no traffic in their poker rooms.