Under South Dakota State Law, games of chance are prohibited in the state, except if an exemption is granted, such as for Deadwood gaming or the state lottery. Other exemptions include bingo and lottery for charitable purposes.
Bingo, as defined in § 22-25-23 or lottery as defined in § 22-25-24 may not be construed as gambling or as a lottery within the meaning of § 22-25-1, if: (1) The bingo game or lottery is conducted by a bona fide congressionally chartered veterans' organization; a religious, charitable, educational, or fraternal organization; a local civic or service club; a political party; a volunteer fire department; or a political action committee or political committee on behalf of any candidate for a political office which exists under the laws of the State of South Dakota.
State Law provides that any organization that conducts a lottery and tickets or shares for such lottery are sold state-wide shall provide written notice of such lottery to the secretary of state and to the governing body where the drawing for such lottery is held. Below are the notices that have been submitted to the Secretary of State.