DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Deadwood casinos are getting ready to increase security along with their bet limits.
The betting limit will jump from $100 to $1,000 on July 1 thanks to a law passed earlier this year by the South Dakota Legislature. And with more money could come more problems.
Deadwood Gaming Association President Tom Nelson says new rules have been recommended to make sure someone is monitoring blackjack or house-banked poker games with bets above $100. Also, data storage must be kept for 14 days now instead of seven.
Some casinos are increasing surveillance, requiring fixed cameras for blackjacks and requiring that recording equipment is inspected daily.
Cliff Emmert of Deadwood Mountain Grand says that casino already has 200 cameras but will be getting "several more."