While South Dakota has a historic reputation as a gambling state - think of the movies and gunslingers playing poker in a Deadwood saloon - that fact is there is very little action for horseplayers in the state. Live thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing takes place for a few days in the spring at a couple state fairs, and off track betting is limited to one casino in the Sioux Falls area.
South Dakota Off Track Betting Sites
If you're in South Dakota and want to wager on big racing events like the Kentucky Derby or the Breeders' Cup World Championships, your best bet is to have an account with an online racebook. In addition to the convenience of betting anytime and anywhere with a PC or mobile device, online racebooks offer first deposit bonuses and other cash back promotions that put money into your account beyond your winnings.
As one of the most well-established internet-based sports betting platforms out there, Bovada is also one of the best when it comes to serving the needs of horse racing fans.
In addition to a competitive first-deposit bonus and weekly rebates on wagers whether you win or lose, Bovada goes the extra mile by providing more tracks in North America and overseas to bet on, with more A-level tracks that provide the highest maximum payouts.
They also have a regular schedule of future bet options on major US and international races, and handicapping tips on a featured Race of the Week.
South Dakota Horse Race Tracks
Live racing in the state of South Dakota is limited to two fair meets and a total of nine race days for 2017. The Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre had Saturday and Sunday racing on the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, while the Brown County Fairgrounds hosted racing on Saturday and Sunday on the third weekend of May, and Saturday, Sunday and Monday racing on the last weekend of May.
OTB Locations in South Dakota
Triple Crown Casino
The simulcast facility at the Triple Crown Casino is open daily from 8:00 AM and offers wagering on more than 30 thoroughbred and harness racing tracks from around the United States, as well as select greyhound racing tracks. The Triple Crown also has video lottery terminals, and basic food and beverage choices.
- 110 Military Road
- North Sioux City SD