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SD gambling regulators seek penalty for cheating players banned from Deadwood casinos

The South Dakota Gaming Commission is seeking a change in state law that would allow it to impose penalties on cheating players who try to re-enter casinos in the Black Hills gambling town of Deadwood.

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7/30/2014

article Gaming relatively flat in June
(South Dakota) -- Fairly flat is better than drastically down and such is the case in Deadwood this month, with gaming numbers hovering at roughly June 2013 levels, as...

7/29/2014

article Deadwood gaming numbers flat in June
(South Dakota) -- Gamblers spent about the same at Deadwood casinos in June as they did last year, according to statistics released Monday by the South Dakota Commission...

7/10/2014

article As Gold and Gambling Lose Their Luster, Deadwood Seeks a Spark
(South Dakota) -- This old western town of gunfights and gambling is going through an identity crisis. For more than a century, the promise of fortune has drawn...

7/8/2014

article NO LAKOTA: New Deadwood card game rules: no phones, and English only
(South Dakota) -- Speaking any language other than English will now be a no-no during Deadwood card games under a new rule passed by state officials who want to crack...
article Legislators give green light to stricter casino-game rules
(South Dakota) -- A “games protection” package of changes for Deadwood card games received final clearance Tuesday from the Legislature’s rules review...

6/26/2014

article Gaming slips 6 percent in May
(South Dakota) -- The uptick that characterized Deadwood’s gaming numbers for the past few months has taken a slip, as reported by the South Dakota Commission on...

6/23/2014

article Deadwood works to tweak its brand
(South Dakota) -- With its historic vibe, expansive casino gaming and amazing scenery, Deadwood has a lot going for it. But following months of stagnant gaming numbers...

6/17/2014

article Deadwood Gets Two New Table Games
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood is getting two new table games – Dead Man’s Hand and War Blackjack have been approved by the South Dakota Gaming Commission.

5/13/2014

article 23 years of Deadwood gaming
(South Dakota) -- Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, Deadwood gaming revenues have been more “up” than “down.” The Deadwood gaming industry...

5/7/2014

article Deadwood Casinos Bet New Games Mean Better Future
(South Dakota) -- When South Dakota voters approved limited-stakes gambling in Deadwood more than 25 years ago, the northern Black Hills became one of only a few in the...
article How Expanding Gaming In Deadwood Impacts State
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters will decide whether or not to expand gaming in Deadwood. If House Joint Resolution 1001 passes, it could clear the way for table...

4/22/2014

article Deadwood Commissioners Fear Creating 'Party City'
(South Dakota) -- Commissioners in the western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood have voted against allowing open containers of alcohol on Main Street during...

4/20/2014

article Ramos: Your land — but everyone's community
(South Dakota) -- My back yard is a small, shabby patch of mud and weeds and grass. In the summer, it's a perfectly good place to stand around, grill meat and throw...

4/4/2014

article Judge to decide hearing location on casino penalty
(South Dakota) -- Where a hearing concerning an appeal of the most severe penalty ever imposed by the state gambling commission will be held has yet to be determined.

4/1/2014

article Report: S.D. Indian casino revenue up 14% in 2012
(South Dakota) -- A new report says South Dakota’s 13 Native American-owned casinos had among the fastest revenue growth nationwide in 2012.

3/31/2014

article Gaming’s gross revenues slip 4.11 percent in February
(South Dakota) -- February gaming numbers were down in nearly all categories reported by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming Wednesday, as Deadwood’s slot slump...

3/28/2014

article Proposed $34M casino would make $55M impact on local economy
(South Dakota) -- An economic report conducted as part of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s efforts to build a $34 million casino in Oacoma says the proposed facility...
article Deadwood Gaming Revenues Down
(South Dakota) -- The February Deadwood gaming numbers just released this week show a continued decline of Deadwood gaming revenue slipping 4.1 percent from February of...

3/27/2014

article Casino fails alcohol compliance check
(South Dakota) -- Only one of 19 businesses selling alcohol failed a compliance check conducted by the Rapid City Police Department on March 26.

3/23/2014

article MERCER: Lawmakers won't bet on gambling
(South Dakota) -- The Legislature drew the line against video lottery during the 2014 session. Lawmakers didn’t give Deadwood much either.

3/20/2014

article Judge rejects Deadwood casinos' argument against taxes on free games
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota circuit judge has ruled that Deadwood casinos must pay taxes on their free promotional games. First Gold, Mineral Palace and Four Acres...
article Judge: Deadwood casinos must pay taxes on promo play
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota judge has rejected an attempt by three casinos to escape paying state gambling taxes on free promotional plays they give to customers....
article Unlicensed slot machine must be destroyed, gaming commission rules
(South Dakota) -- The state Commission on Gaming voted unanimously Wednesday to order the destruction of an illegal slot machine that was for sale at a Keystone business...

3/19/2014

article Deadwood casinos criticized for lack of interest in cheating seminar
(South Dakota) -- Casino managers were criticized Wednesday by the state Commission on Gaming over the apparent lack of interest in a seminar next week on detecting and...

3/18/2014

article South Dakota Seeks Problem Gaming Study After VLT Defeats
(South Dakota) -- Defeat of video lottery expansion bills in South Dakota has encouraged the state’s lottery commission to hire a third party to study problem...

3/11/2014

article South Dakota legislator, Lottery seek gambling study
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Lottery plans to request a study of the financial and social effects of gambling in the state after the issue came up in various...

3/10/2014

article House kills bill to add five machines to video lottery casinos
(South Dakota) -- Video lottery establishments will remain limited to 10 machines apiece in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.

3/6/2014

article South Dakota Hoping to Make Gaming Industry More Competitive
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota regulates three forms of legalize gambling. There is a traditional lottery, video lottery and casinos. The lotteries provide substantial...
article South Dakota To Vote On Gambling Bill
(South Dakota) -- Gambling expansion in South Dakota is going to the ballot box. A proposal no longer up for consideration in the South Dakota legislature would allow...

3/4/2014

article House bill adds 5 termials to video lottery casinos
(South Dakota) -- House Democratic leader Bernie Hunhoff said Monday he can support allowing video lottery establishments in South Dakota to have more machines, but he...

2/27/2014

article S. Dakota Senate committee endorses letting voters decide whether Deadwood casinos add games
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters would decide whether troubled Deadwood casinos could offer roulette, keno and craps under a proposed constitutional amendment...

2/25/2014

article Deadwood gaming revenue down compared to a year ago
(South Dakota) -- More bets are apparently off in Deadwood where gambling revenues were comparatively worse in January than a year ago as the city continues to struggle...
article Stagnant gambling market hurts Deadwood; January revenue falls 3.8 percent from year ago
(South Dakota) -- The western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood continues to struggle with a stagnant gambling market.

2/21/2014

article Capitol Notebook: Two legislators to follow in ’14 on video lottery
(South Dakota) -- Will this be the legislative session when the backers of video lottery overcome the opponents of expanded gambling? The South Dakota Lottery Commission...

2/20/2014

article South Dakota panel kills bill easing video lottery reliance
(South Dakota) -- A bill intended to wean South Dakota government off video lottery revenue has failed to pass the House Taxation Committee. The panel voted 9-4 to kill...

2/19/2014

article S.D. House rejects boost in video lottery bet limit
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota House has rejected a measure that would have increased the bet limit in video lottery games. A bill that would have raised the bet...
article Senate votes to allow 15 machines at video lottery casinos
(South Dakota) -- State senators proved to be friendlier Wednesday to video lottery than their counterparts in the House. The Senate voted 22-10 in favor of allowing...

2/17/2014

article Deadwood needs to fine tune its identity, downtown consultant says
(South Dakota) -- It’s not often one pays to be criticized, but Mayor Chuck Turbiville said he welcomed the sometimes harsh assessment destination marketing guru...

2/16/2014

article Deadwood at a crossroads: With revenues stalled, what kind of future is best
(South Dakota) -- After paying out more than $15 billion to gamblers and contributing $248 million to state and local governments since legalized gaming was introduced...
article The call of bingo
(South Dakota) -- the Dell Rapids American Legion Hall, $9 buys a night of no-frills bingo. For that amount, you get two sessions each of 10 bingo games, three 25-cent-...

2/15/2014

article Two legislators to follow in ’14 on video lottery
(South Dakota) -- Will this be the legislative session when the backers of video lottery overcome the opponents of expanded gambling? The South Dakota Lottery Commission...
article ‘Who the heck are you, Deadwood?’
(South Dakota) -- “Are you a casino town or a Western town? Who are you?” asked Deadwood consultant Roger Brooks to the impressive crowd of 220 or so...

2/11/2014

article Deadwood liquor sales bill upsets saloon owners
(South Dakota) -- A bill in the South Dakota Legislature allowing Deadwood hotel bars to serve liquor 24 hours a day is drawing the ire of saloon owners who say the...

1/30/2014

article Deadwood casino's request draws ire of residents, historic preservation officials
(South Dakota) -- A proposal from Cadillac Jack’s parent corporation seeking permission to demolish or move two of the last remaining residences on Lower Main...
article House approves bill that could expand Deadwood gaming
(South Dakota) -- Changing South Dakota’s constitution so that Deadwood casinos can offer more types of gambling took one step forward Thursday.

1/27/2014

article SD gambling regulators seek penalty for cheating players banned from Deadwood casinos
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Gaming Commission is seeking a change in state law that would allow it to impose penalties on cheating players who try to re-enter...

1/21/2014

article Video lottery seeking younger players, lawmakers told
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Lottery Commission is looking to attract a younger generation of players for video lottery, executive director Norm Lingle told a...

1/17/2014

article Four Aces denied appeal / Deadwood casino received fine, 15-day license suspension
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming is standing behind its historic disciplinary decision to fine Platinum Ventures and its Four Aces Casino $25,000...
article Watertown police say two men robbed casino at gunpoint Thursday
(South Dakota) -- The Watertown Police Department is searching for two men they say robbed a casino at gunpoint Thursday night. Police say the two men robbed Magic Mile...

12/24/2013

article Deadwood gaming poised to end 2013 down
(South Dakota) -- A week before the end of the year, Deadwood’s gaming industry is poised to register a moderate decline in revenues for 2013, according to...

12/19/2013

article OP/ED: National Park shouldn't turn into a casino
(South Dakota) -- The Rapid City Journal has reported that National Park Service officials are working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota.

12/17/2013

article Deadwood slots can be linked to other states
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casinos will soon be able to offer special slot machines that are linked to machines in other states to provide much larger jackpots.

12/9/2013

article Commission seeks more video lottery play
(South Dakota) -- Net machine income was up slightly through the end of November for video lottery compared to one year ago. After four straight years of constant...

11/27/2013

article SD casino to appeal unprecedented punishment
(South Dakota) -- Owners of the Four Aces Casino in Deadwood say they plan to appeal to circuit court an unprecedented $25,000 fine and a 15-day suspension of the...

11/21/2013

article SD gambling commission punishes Deadwood casino
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's Commission on Gaming has punished a Deadwood casino for failing to provide acceptable revenue reports over several years.
article SD to probe reports of poker cheating in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's gambling commission is looking into reports of cheating at poker tables in the western gambling town of Deadwood.

11/4/2013

article Revenue drops for SD non-Indian casinos
(South Dakota) -- Gambling revenue at American Indian casinos in South Dakota grew during 2011 while other gambling revenue in the state plunged to a six-year low,...

10/31/2013

article Deadwood eyes a new future
(South Dakota) -- More than 60 residents, business leaders and city officials gathered Tuesday night to decide the fate of this tourism town and offer ideas, solutions...

10/17/2013

article Lottery contractor receives Deadwood gaming license
(South Dakota) -- An international gambling corporation that is a contractor for the South Dakota Lottery received state regulators’ approval Tuesday to move into...

10/15/2013

article Scientific Games receives a license for Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- An international gambling corporation that is a big contractor for the South Dakota Lottery received state regulators’ approval Tuesday to move...

9/30/2013

article Video lottery officials seek to regain lost market share
(South Dakota) -- Past and current members of the South Dakota Lottery Commission and its administrators, as well as those involved in Deadwood casinos, have...

9/29/2013

article Video lottery revenue began dropping before 2010 smoking ban
(South Dakota) -- No one disputes that the smoking ban South Dakota voters placed on alcohol establishments in 2010 cut into gambling revenue at video lottery...

9/27/2013

article South Dakota should increase video lottery take, consultant says
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Lottery Commission should consider increasing the percentages of money taken by the state treasury from some private video lottery...

9/9/2013

article Longtime Deadwood Casino To Close On Saturday
(South Dakota) -- A longtime Main Street casino in the western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood is shutting down, putting 24 full-time employees and another six...
article Parking concerns scrap plan for casino and bar
(South Dakota) -- A gas station owner’s plans for adding a casino and bar were quashed after a neighbor complained there would not be enough room for on-site...

8/27/2013

article Small crowd attends Lower Brule’s meeting on Oacoma casino project
(South Dakota) -- Less than 30 people, including tribal council members and other invited speakers, attended the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s proposed casino...

8/20/2013

article Oacoma withholds support for casino
(South Dakota) -- The town board of Oacoma remains adamant: Without specific information about the finances and impact of a proposed tribal casino, the board will not...
article Tribal casino meeting draws few people
(South Dakota) -- A former chairman of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and a former chairman for the National Indian Gaming Commission spoke in favor of the gambling...
article South Dakota among top states 'profiting from sin'
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota ranks ninth among U.S. states for revenue received from drinking, smoking and gambling, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St.

8/17/2013

article Tribe seeks blessing for $34 million casino
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and the city of Oacoma will have their first joint public discussion Monday about a $34 million casino proposal.
article Competition for gamblers gets dicey
(South Dakota) -- The 900 slot machines now in play at Grand Falls Casino, just across the Iowa border from Sioux Falls, are hardly the only new competition lining up...

7/26/2013

article EDITORIAL: Give tribal casino green light
(South Dakota) -- If the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe gets permission to relocate its Golden Buffalo Casino to Oacoma, it would become the first Native American gaming casino...

7/25/2013

article Deadwood casino gambling up in June
(South Dakota) -- Gambling in Deadwood casinos was up in June compared with a year earlier. The South Dakota Gaming Commission reports that the amount wagered in June...

7/11/2013

article Lower Brule tribe seeks casino at I-90 and Missouri River
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota could get its first tribal casino outside the established boundary of a reservation. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs began requesting...

7/10/2013

article BIA seeks comments on Lower Brule’s plan for tribal casino at Oacoma
(South Dakota) -- The clock is officially running on whether South Dakota gets its first tribal casino outside the established boundary of a reservation. The U.S. Bureau...

6/27/2013

article Deadwood Gaming Numbers Hit Plateau
(South Dakota) -- Gaming revenue in Deadwood may have leveled off after several months of steep declines. Total wagers in May fell by $3.9 million from the same month in...

6/16/2013

article Lower Brule Sioux Tribe seek approval for Oacoma casino
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has asked for federal approval of its plan to build a new casino along Interstate 90 near the central South Dakota town of...

5/31/2013

article Deadwood gaming numbers down in April
(South Dakota) -- Revenue from gaming in Deadwood is down for the third month in a row. Total gross revenues for April 2013 were $7.9 million. This is down 6 percent...

5/23/2013

article Tribe submits Oacoma casino application
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe submitted an application Wednesday to the U.S. secretary of the interior to allow tribal gaming on trust land near Oacoma.
article Gold Dust Casino to reopen in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- The Gold Dust Casino is slated to reopen sometime this summer on Main Street in the historic western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood, after...

5/22/2013

article Lower Brule Sioux Tribe asks approval of SD casino
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe filed a formal application Wednesday seeking federal approval of the tribe's plan to build a new casino along...
article Lower Brule Sioux Tribe seek approval for Oacoma casino
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has asked for federal approval of its plan to build a new casino along Interstate 90 near the central South Dakota town of...

5/21/2013

article Gold Dust Casino to reopen in Deadwood this summer
(South Dakota) -- The Gold Dust Casino is slated to reopen sometime this summer on Main Street in the historic western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood, after...

4/29/2013

article Lower Brule Sioux Tribe proposing casino
(South Dakota) -- A hilly, unremarkable-looking patch of prairie just off Old Highway 16 on the west edge of Oacoma is a point of contention in the small community.

4/19/2013

article Deadwood Economy Ailing
(South Dakota) -- There is concern about Deadwood's economy, with at least five casinos on Main Street at risk of closing. Nothing is sure yet, but city leaders and...

4/18/2013

article A closer look at the LBST casino proposal
(South Dakota) -- The current Golden Buffalo Casino on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation is a small version of what the tribe hopes to build at Oacoma, S.D. It has a...
article SD tribe wants to build large-scale casino
(South Dakota) -- A hilly, unremarkable-looking patch of prairie just off Old Highway 16 on the west edge of Oacoma is a point of contention in the small community.

4/16/2013

article Five Deadwood casinos up for sale
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood’s gambling industry brought in more than $1.1 billion in gaming revenue last year, but some buildings on Main Street now have fallen...

3/28/2013

article Deadwood casino revenue down compared to last February
(South Dakota) -- For only the second time since September 2011, gambling revenues in Deadwood are down when compared to the previous year.

3/21/2013

article State plans to purchase new video lottery machines
(South Dakota) -- Seeking to rejuvenate players’ interest in video gambling, South Dakota Lottery officials plan to hire a private consultant to suggest incentives...

2/21/2013

article Allowing penny bets at video lottery establishments awaits governor's signature
(South Dakota) -- After a discussion on whether it represented an expansion of gambling, a bill to allow penny bets at video lottery establishments is on the way to the...
article Lawmakers argue whether new slots will expand gambling
(South Dakota) -- Video lottery machines soon will be allowed to accept bets as small as one penny in South Dakota.
article South Dakota Legislature approves penny bets in video lottery games to encourage more play
(South Dakota) -- A measure allowing players to bet as little as a penny on video lottery games won final approval from the South Dakota Legislature on Thursday after...

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