This week, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming amended and passed final sports betting regulations. The Wyoming Gaming Commission opened its sports betting operator and vendor application processes. This takes significant steps toward their projected go-live sports betting dates.
The final regulations in South Dakota will go before the state legislature for approval on August 2. The commission will then approve operators at its meeting on September 8, with the goal of launching retail sports betting in Deadwood on September 9, the first day of the 2021 NFL season.
The commission is currently vetting prospective operators, and according to sources, only about ten have applied so far.