S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:45.01 - Restrictions on use of shills and proposition players

The use of shills and proposition players is restricted as follows:

(1) Shills may not check and raise or play in a manner among themselves or in collusion with others to the disadvantage of players in the game;
(2) An establishment employing shills or proposition players must identify them on request and must display a sign clearly legible from each table which states: "South Dakota gaming regulations allow the use of shills and proposition players. Shills and proposition players will be identified by management on request.";
(3) A licensee must maintain employment records on each individual engaged as a shill or proposition player. A list of all shills and proposition players must be maintained at the cashier's cage and must be readily available for inspection;
(4) All advances to and winnings of a shill may be used only for wagering in card games and must be turned into the cashier's cage at the conclusion of play; and
(5) A combination of no more than three shills and proposition players may play in a card game.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:45.01
16 SDR 57, effective October 1, 1989; 20 SDR 113, effective January 23, 1994; transferred from

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-7, 42-7B-11(11)(13).

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