Our Mission

To provide and create educational programs, legislative monitoring, and services to promote the good and welfare of licensed beverage holders and gaming. To further the legal and economic development of the industry and for the mutual protection and benefit of the operators licensed by the state of South Dakota associated with the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association.  

Who We Are

The South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association is a non-profit trade association governed by an Executive Board and District Board of Directors. Its primary function is that of serving and protecting YOU, the retail liquor licensed beverage holders and video lottery establishments. The only effective way to protect the businesses in our industry is to join together, one united force.

Retail and gaming businesses throughout South Dakota are members of SD-LBDGA. Taverns, nightclubs, restaurants, bowling centers, fraternal organizations, sports bars, casinos, grocery stores, convenience stores, and package stores comprise SD-LBDGA’s membership. The Licensed Beverage Dealers of SD was originally founded over 70 years ago by a group of concerned licensees who recognized the need for representation in this highly regulated and controlled business environment. It was apparent that the strength and voice of retail liquor dealers would best be heard and utilized through a trade group comprised of all on- and off- premise licensees. In February 2016, the South Dakota Lottery Establishments merged with the Licensed Beverage Dealers of South Dakota, and are now known as the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association.