September 01, 2022

City Seeks Applications for Two New Video Lottery Licenses



Submission deadline is October 13;

Lottery drawing to be held late October

RAPID CITY, SD—The City is accepting applications for two new malt beverage licenses with video lottery designations. 

The Rapid City Council approved two new licenses in July with a public notice on August 6.  City officials remind the public applications are available online at the city’s website at and must be submitted with a $1,000 non-refundable application fee by noon on Thursday, October 13.  A drawing for the two licenses will be held by the City’s Finance Office in late October.

Only one location is allowed per application, which requests owner and property information.  The property must be in compliance with all City planning and zoning regulations for a video lottery establishment prior to application.

The number of video lottery licenses that can be issued is determined by a city’s population.  Rapid City expanded its number of licenses to 75 last year based on the 2020 census population indicating 75,000 people living in Rapid City.  A City ordinance adopted last year allows an additional license for every 2,000 in population growth. The two new licenses will bring Rapid City’s total to 77.

For more information about the video lottery application process, contact the City’s Finance Office at 605-394-4143 or to learn more about the city’s planning and zoning regulations for video lottery establishments, contact the City’s Community Development Department at 605-394-4120.

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