Deadwood sees continuing slight downward trend for gaming

Deadwood sees continuing slight downward trend for gaming

December 06, 2017 9:53 AM
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New data from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming released last week shows a continuing slight downward trend for gaming in the historic city.

Deadwood gaming numbers posted by the commission show a slight retreat in October, down 1 percent from October 2016 levels. Gamblers visiting Deadwood casinos in October dropped $91.5 million in machines and on tables. The decrease compared to October 2016 meant about $8.7 million in taxable adjusted gross revenues for the industry in October.

Of that, 9 percent, or $784,150 was collected as state tax and distributed to various entities across the state.

Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association, said, “While Deadwood operators are pleased with the strong table games showing, it was not enough to overcome the slot decrease.”