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SD Lottery expects less income this year than last

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year.

Lottery officials estimate $105.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending in June 2014. Last year revenue reached $107.5 million.

Lotto gam…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Lottery Commission advances gambling study

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — Despite setbacks during the 2014 legislative session, the South Dakota Lottery said Thursday that it will push forward with a study of problem gambling in the state to help convince lawmakers to expand lottery game…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials told …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lottery revenue stands flat

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013.

That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lottery discusses losses, lessons of session

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Lottery’s executive director updated an oversight commission Monday on the defeat of two bills the group championed.

Norman Lingle told the Lottery Commission that although the Legislature …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Judge says Deadwood casinos must pay taxes on promo play

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEADWOOD — A South Dakota judge has rejected an attempt by three casinos to escape paying state gambling taxes on free promotional plays they give to customers.

Circuit Judge Mark Barnett decided in favor of the state Commission on Gaming in the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: State study on gambling is overdue

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

A good idea comes our way from Pierre, where lottery officials are proposing a comprehensive study on gambling addiction in South Dakota.

If it happens, it would be the first such study in 15 years in our state, which relies heavily on proceeds fr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House votes down video lottery expansion

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Video lottery establishments will remain limited to 10 machines apiece in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.

House members voted 44-26 against an expansion plan that would have allowed 15 machines, with the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

HEIDELBERGER: Out, not in

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Cory Allen Heidelberger

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