Motorcycle Clubs and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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The gaming commission in South Dakota which meets each quarter in Deadwood, is reviewing its policy concerning motorcycle clubs and the gambling and hospitality business.

Currently, their regulations prevents any gaming establishment to do business with “persons of notorious or unsavory reputation.” Gaming is a highly regulated area, but at least it seems in this case, the regulations are overly broad.

Cadillac Jacks Resort of Deadwood won a bid to host a national gathering in Deadwood. This resulted in the Gaming Commission citing regulations that prohibit “catering to, assisting, employing, or associating with, either socially or in business affairs, persons of notorious or unsavory reputation.” Cadillac Jacks decided not to proceed with hosting the annual.