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S.D. Lottery Gets Final OK; VLTs To Run Slots Games

Posted On: 5/15/2011

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PIERRE, SD -- The rules review committee of the South Dakota Legislature on May 10 unanimously issued final approval for the state lottery commission to operate slot-style games on video lottery terminals statewide.

Lawmakers said slot-type games do not violate South Dakota's laws or lottery provisions in the state constitution.

Last year more than 9,200 VLTs generated $106.5 million in taxes.

South Dakota voted in 1986 to amend the state constitution to permit VLT operations.