At least one South Dakota sports bar won't be taking bets on Super Bowl Sunday.
The owner of Thirsty's in Rapid City has been warned that he could be prosecuted if customers participate in a football pool during the NFL championship game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo says he contacted Thirsty's after receiving a complaint earlier this football season about the bar's weekly pools.
The pools are a form of gambling that is a misdemeanor offense in South Dakota and punishable by up to a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.
Thirsty's owner Frank Morrison says when he told his customers "no more pools," they took their business to another bar.
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