As the South Dakota Lottery and members of the video lottery industry continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, please remember to follow protocol if one of your establishments is temporarily closing. If you have video lottery terminals in an establishment that is temporarily closing, you need to notify the South Dakota Lottery by calling 605-773-5793.
This notification is essential so Lottery staff can poll video lottery terminals to obtain final meters then disable them. Please note that machines may stay in their current location while the establishment is closed. We thank you for your understanding and compliance. Please reach out to us by phone at 605-773-5793 if you have any questions.
BECOME A RETAILER
If you're not currently a South Dakota Lottery retailer but would like to become one, please follow the links below to learn more. Effective July 1, 2017, the South Dakota Lottery is using the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct background investigations. This involves utilizing state and federal fingerprint cards for Lottery employees, new applicants, current licensees and vendors. For more information on the requirements of this process, contact the Security Division of the South Dakota Lottery at (605) 773-5770.
Now there's a quick and easy way to apply for a Lottery license; do it online! Online application is available for any type of license issued by the Lottery. Not only is the process simple and convenient, it also allows you to make required payments electronically. Find out more at the links below.
Electronic License Application
Become a Scratch Ticket & Lotto Retailer
Become a Video Lottery Retailer
Scratch Game UPC Codes PDF
Scratch Sales & Redemption Tracking Worksheet PDF
Request for Adjustment Form PDF
Adjustment Form Instructions PDF
Lottery Retailer Bonus Information PDF
Lotto Licensing Rules and Fees
In 2009, the South Dakota Lottery entered into a new contract with a private vendor to run the Lottery equipment and network. The new contract not only provided better and faster equipment for Lottery retailers, but also provided more equipment, allowing more retailers to be added to the network. Under the contract, the same equipment is utilized for both instant ticket only retailers and instant and lotto ticket retailers. However, the new equipment came at a higher cost to the Lottery.
In early 2010, the Lottery Commission and the Legislative Rules Review Committee approved new licensing rules and fees to make it easier for retailers to become licensed to sell instant and lotto ticket games, and allow the Lottery to recoup some of the costs incurred from expanding the retailer network.
Instant and Lotto Ticket Retailers Rules and Fees PDF
Tribal Instant Ticket Retailers PDF
Video Lottery Newsletter PDF
Video Lottery System Conversion Information
Video Lottery Owner and Operator FAQs PDF
Video Lottery Operators PDF
Video Lottery Distributors PDF
Video Lottery Manufacturers PDF
Video Lottery Game Odds PDF
FTP Software Instructions PDF
Updates and Forms:
CY2020 Video Lottery Sweep Schedule PDF
CY2019 Video Lottery Sweep Schedule PDF
CY2018 Video Lottery Sweep Schedule PDF
CY2017 Video Lottery Sweep Schedule PDF
Instant/Online EFT Authorization
Video Lottery EFT Authorization
VLT Machine R and T Form PDF
VLT Transportation Form PDF
VLT Logic Area Access/Board Replacement Report PDF
VLT Disposal Form PDF
VLT Shipment Notification Form PDF
VLT Associated Equipment List PDF
VLT Bill of Sale Form PDF
SAS Video Lottery Terminal Addendum PDF
Video Lottery Terminal Communications Protocol Addendum PDF
SGI Operators Meeting Presentation 9/30/09 PDF
Video Lottery Tech II Service Agreement
PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS
With large amounts of cash on hand and often small staffs working, video lottery casinos can be viewed as easy targets for burglars and robbers. We encourage you to take steps to protect your business, employees and customers. Here are some tips:
Conduct a Burglary Self-Assessment Test on your casino. Are all exterior entrances and exits well lit? Does your camera surveillance system have recording capabilities? Do you have a security alarm system that's monitored by local law enforcement or an alarm company?
Instruct your employees to make note of suspicious people in the business or vehicles that are out of place after hours.
Have your employees empty video lottery machines and the tills before leaving the casino at night.
Implement a plan for what your employees should do to protect themselves and customers if confronted by a robber. Ensure ALL employees are aware of the plan.
Burglaries and robberies are among the most difficult crimes to solve. If your casino is victimized, contact local law enforcement then submit a Video Lottery Burglary Report Form to the Lottery. Both Lottery Security and the Division of Criminal Investigation will use the information to track trends and identify weaknesses that burglars exploit for their crimes.
Completed Video Lottery Burglary Report Forms can be mailed to:
South Dakota Lottery
Attn: Lottery Security
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-7107
Or, email your completed form to:
NEWS & NOTES
The Lottery participates in the statewide effort to rescue abducted children. Amber Alert Poster PDF
Lottery Link Newsletter
News and ideas for South Dakota Lottery retailers.
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