Multistate Progressive Jackpots Coming to Deadwood
Casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota, will soon be able to offer special slot machines which are linked to progressive jackpot networks in other states.Earlier in the week the South Dakota Legislature’s Rules Review Committee voted unanimously to allow progressive slot machines in the Black Hills gambling town to be connected to machines in other states. The change has already been approved by the state Gaming Commission.
The executive secretary of the state Gaming Commission, Larry Eliason, said that New Jersey and Nevada are working on similar rules.
This means that a multistate progressive network can be built which will result in far larger jackpots.
Eliason said that the network could result in jackpots as large as $20 million. It is thought that the network could be launched as early as February 2014.
The legislative panel which is in charge of setting these rules came to its decision in less than ten minutes. Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron asked how gamblers would benefit from the change and it was explained that it would result in larger jackpots.
There are at least two casinos in Deadwood interested in offering progressive slots connected to a multistate network.