South Dakota residents approved sports betting in Deadwood by referendum last November.
What they also approved was language that created a mobile loophole.
Whether bets are technically placed on a device or on a server remains an unanswered legal question in federal law. SD bets legally have to be placed at a Deadwood casino, but that can be established by keeping the mobile betting servers at the casino.
SB 44 introduced by the Committee on Commerce and Energy suggests exactly that:
Any sports wagering may only be conducted in the interior of a licensed gaming establishment within the city of Deadwood. Each operator or route operator that is authorized by the commission to conduct sports wagering shall install and maintain equipment that is approved by the commission to ensure that all bets are placed from within the interior of a licensed gaming establishment within the city of Deadwood.
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