Regulators in the US state of South Dakota have taken an important step, with the Commission on Gaming amending and passing final sports betting regulations.


The final regulations are expected to go before the state legislature for approval on August 2.

The commission then plans to approve operators at its September 8 meeting 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 sources say just under 10 operators have applied so far.