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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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article Hotel occupancy, gambling money down in Deadwood for August
(South Dakota) -- Officials say hotel occupancy rates and gambling revenue in Deadwood each fell more than 4 percent in August compared to the same month a year ago.


article Video lottery security will be studied, but scope will be smaller and cost less
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Lottery Commission on Thursday green-lighted a scaled-down study of security at video gambling businesses across the state, including...


article Sioux Falls casino sued over dispute involving drug testing
(South Dakota) -- The federal government says the owners of a Sioux Falls should have offered a job to a woman who failed a drug test because she was taking medication...


article Deadwood casino proposes land swap to help with plaza idea
(South Dakota) -- The owners of a Deadwood casino have proposed a land swap with the city that could lead to a new public plaza on the tourist town's Main Street.


article South Dakota tribe close to agreeing new casino compact
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe Of South Dakota is close to agreeing a new casinno compact with the state that would allow the tribe to to double the number of...


article Gambling compact between state, Yankton Sioux almost done
(South Dakota) -- A new gambling compact between the state of South Dakota and the Yankton Sioux would enable the tribe to double the number of slot machines at its Fort...


article Gambling compact between state, Yankton Sioux almost done
(South Dakota) -- A new gambling compact between the state of South Dakota and the Yankton Sioux would enable the tribe to double the number of slot machines at its Fort...
article New Gaming Compact On Horizon For Yankton Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- A public hearing held Thursday morning in Wagner has cleared the final hurdle for a new gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of...


article YST's Fort Randall Casino one step closer to doubling slot machine capacity
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe's Fort Randall Casino is one step closer to doubling the number of slot machines allowed on tribal ground.


article Despite rash of casino robberies, state hesitant to order security study for video lottery spots
(South Dakota) -- Despite a rash of armed robberies at casinos in Rapid City and elsewhere in South Dakota this year, the state Lottery Commission last week decided to...
article In wake of crime surge, lottery commission pauses on security study for video lottery establishments
(South Dakota) -- Members of the South Dakota Lottery Commission want their staff to step back from a security study for video lottery establishments. The objections...


article South Dakota hearing to address proposed gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming says a hearing will be held on a proposed gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the state of South...


article Governor names four new members to gaming and lottery commissions
(South Dakota) -- State government’s two panels that regulate legal gambling in South Dakota have new members coming aboard. Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently appointed...


article Legal gambling spreads farther in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Come August, the South Dakota Lottery debuts a new game at convenience stores and other lotto-ticket outlets. It’s called EZ Match. The hope is...


article Council Votes To Renew Casino's Alcohol License But Sends Message About Smoking Ban
(South Dakota) -- Stop the smoking or lose your alcohol license. That's basically what the city council told the owners of one Sioux Falls Casino last week. City...


article Casino trades smoking for booze license
(South Dakota) -- The City Council is making an example out of a group of casino owners who have a history of allowing smoking in their businesses. When the alcohol...


article Lottery officials now accept video lottery in smoke shacks
(South Dakota) -- Video lottery terminals can be placed inside the vented smoke shacks that some bar owners have built onto their establishments, according to several...


article Smoke shacks' pull video lottery machines
(South Dakota) -- A casino group that tried to find a clever way around South Dakota’s indoor smoking ban is retreating from its strategy. Crown Central Casino...


article City denies licenses to 'co-mingled' casinos
(South Dakota) -- A Sioux Falls casino operator is once again testing the limits of what’s allowed under state and city alcohol and gambling laws. Commonwealth...


article South Dakota a hotbed for gambling addicts? Don't bet on it
(South Dakota) -- A personal finance website has run the numbers and found that South Dakota trails only Nevada when it comes to gambling addiction rates, and that the...


article South Dakota 2nd most gambling addicted
(South Dakota) -- According to personal finance website WalletHub, South Dakota is the second most gambling addicted state. Jill Gonzalez says we're second only to...


article Oglala Sioux Tribe approved for new Class III gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has a new Class III gaming compact, the first awarded since voters approved gaming expansion in the state.


article The Highwayman: Alive and kicking in the Black Hills
(South Dakota) -- One of my all-time favorite movie musicals is the 1953 Doris Day-Howard Keel tunefest “Calamity Jane.” Sure, I know it’s strictly...


article Ramkota buys Deadwood land from Costner, plans resort
(South Dakota) -- The Ramkota Cos. Inc. is planning a family resort on land it recently bought in Deadwood from a group that includes Kevin Costner. Ramkota and its...


article Aces & Eights: The Evolution of Deadwood Gaming
(South Dakota) -- In 1987, Deadwood, South Dakota became the third U.S. jurisdiction to legalize casino gaming after Nevada and Atlantic City. Now surrounded by...


article Deadwood gamers bet $1.1B in 2015
(South Dakota) -- Year-end data released Friday by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming revealed that bettors wagered more than $1.1 billion in this Northern Hills...


article Deadwood 'optimistic' about HBO series reboot
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota started 2016 in the Hollywood spotlight with "The Revenant"—a movie chronicling the grisly (and grizzly) life of...


article Deadwood embarks on 2nd modern-day renaissance
(South Dakota) -- A quarter-century after this Northern Hills tourist town turned to legalized gaming for its fiscal salvation, it has embarked on a second modern-day...


article Jegeris' concern about robberies leads to Lottery Commission's seeking casino evaluations
(South Dakota) -- A November conversation between Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris and two South Dakota Lottery Commission members has led to the commission's...


article Slots surge as poker, blackjack decline in November
(South Dakota) -- While slot revenues tallied the largest increase in more than a year, Deadwood’s blackjack and poker revenues took a nosedive in November,...


article Deadwood gaming off in October
(South Dakota) -- Table game action surged nearly 23 percent in October compared to the same month of 2014. But slot machine play, which accounts for more than 90...


article Gamblers ante up in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- It may be autumn in KOTA Territory but in Deadwood there is no fall in betting action. In fact, the casinos' adjusted gross revenues for September...


article Deadwood tries to spring back to life with tourism revamp
(South Dakota) -- Since its Gold Rush-era founding in 1876, South Dakota's frontier town of Deadwood has been through several booms and busts.


article Gamers wager more than $119 million in Deadwood during August
(South Dakota) -- According to August’s monthly summary issued by the South Dakota Gaming Commission Tuesday, gamers visiting Deadwood dropped $119.2 million in...
article State agency hits jackpot with seizure of illegal slots
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s gaming industry deals with winners and losers every day, but the agency charged with overseeing gambling throughout the state has...


article Lottery commissioner: Tap video lottery revenue for teacher raises
(South Dakota) -- Teacher pay could benefit if video lottery establishments were allowed to produce more revenue for state government, a South Dakota Lottery Commission...


article Lottery commissioner suggests video gambling for teacher pay
(South Dakota) -- Teacher pay could benefit if video lottery establishments were allowed to produce more revenue for state government, a South Dakota Lottery Commission...


article Revitalization plan unveiled for gambling town of Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Architects have unveiled an ambitious master plan for the Black Hills tourist and gambling town of Deadwood.


article Area casinos become a destination resort, more than gaming
(South Dakota) -- Today, casinos are seemingly turning into a one-stop destination, adding more features to enhance your experience. Gone are the days of just gaming.


article Bettors wagered $1M on new games in July
(New Jersey) -- Bettors plunked down nearly $1 million in July on the new games of roulette, craps and keno, introduced for the first time in the quarter-century history...
article New Games Winners with Deadwood Gamblers
(South Dakota) -- Craps, roulette and keno came to a handful of Deadwood casino operations in July under a new state law allowing the games. And betters turned out in...


article Deadwood Brings Roulette, Craps, and Keno to Historic Gold Rush Town
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood, South Dakota, is less than four square miles in size, but with 24 gambling venues the town has more casinos than that of most states.


article Deadwood Casinos Roll Out Roulette, Keno, And Craps
(South Dakota) -- Some were worried others wouldn't know when to fold, but despite a lot of opposition, three new games are now being offered at several Deadwood...


article New games in Deadwood are starting off with a bang
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood kicked off keno, craps and roulette in a few casinos last Wednesday and gaming officials says the first week was a success. Deadwood Gaming...


article Deadwood launches keno, craps and roulette
(South Dakota) -- After voters and legislators said yes, the addition of keno, craps and roulette to Deadwood casinos was signed into law last March by Gov. Dennis...


article Deadwood banking on windfall from new table games
(South Dakota) -- Casinos in this Northern Hills city are betting this week's introduction of keno, craps and roulette in Deadwood will help reinvigorate the...
article Deadwood Ready To Gamble On New Games
(South Dakota) -- Roulette, craps and keno will be added to the popular slot machines and card games in several Deadwood casinos on Wednesday. Casino crews are hustling...
article Understanding the odds
(South Dakota) -- Whether you play slots, craps, blackjack, roulette or any other game in a casino, the American Gaming Association says it’s important to remember...


article Craps, roulette and keno also allowed at S. Dakota tribal casinos Wednesday
(South Dakota) -- Last November South Dakota voters passed Constitutional Amendment Q by a margin of 14% with even higher approval numbers coming out of the Pine Ridge...


article South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III games
(South Dakota) -- Tribes in South Dakota will be able to offer additional Class III games that become legal in the state on July 1. In November, voters approved...


article Casinos in Deadwood to Begin Offering New Games Next Week
(South Dakota) -- Casinos are betting next week's introduction of keno, craps and roulette in Deadwood will help reinvigorate the historic Black Hills town and level...


article Blog: More, more, and more: State needs gambling
(South Dakota) -- Our state government wants more people to gamble more. And when people spend more on state-sponsored gambling, our state government can spend more,...


article New Deadwood games get final OK from Legislature's rules review panel
(South Dakota) -- Three topics that carried big potential for more controversy instead sailed through without opposition Monday before the Legislature's rules review...


article Deadwood students study intricacies of craps, roulette
(South Dakota) -- For the past six weeks, the dice have been smokin’, the roulette wheel has been spinnin’, and some serious stacks of chips have been...
article Gaming building momentum toward banner year
(South Dakota) -- Slowly, quietly and with little fanfare, the gaming business in this Northern Hills tourism town has been building momentum, signaling what may be its...


article Keno, craps, roulette coming to Deadwood, dealers almost trained
(South Dakota) -- New games will soon be played in Deadwood and casino employees are in full training mode. With one more hurdle to jump and one more week of training...


article Deadwood dealers adding new games to repertoire
(South Dakota) -- Beginning July 1st, Deadwood will add roulette, craps and keno. But how do the dealers learn these games and what will the new games mean to Deadwood?...


article Deadwood Casinos Preparing To Host Roulette, Craps In July
(South Dakota) -- Casinos in Deadwood are training their employees in preparation of a new law that takes effect this summer that will allow them to host craps and...


article S.D. keeps eye on online lottery expansion
(South Dakota) -- A handful of state lotteries are venturing into the realm of online sales, and South Dakota officials are keeping tabs on how it works out for them.


article Video lottery starts to show higher play
(South Dakota) -- Net machine income from video lottery terminals is running more than 7 percent higher than it was a year ago, members of the South Dakota Lottery...


article Small gaming gains for second month in a row
(South Dakota) -- Gamers helped put a positive spin on Deadwood gaming numbers in February, as the industry showed positive gains in nearly every category, according to...


article OP/ED: Can you find who owns gaming machines?
(South Dakota) -- During Sunshine Week, we are focusing on the ongoing need for public access to government records and meetings. We are using a series of imaginary...


article Supporters cheer as Deadwood gambling bill heads to Daugaard
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood gambling advocates were jubilant Thursday that a yearlong push to allow three new games in the historic outlaw town is finally coming to a...


article Deadwood hoping to welcome three new games into casinos this summer
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood is hoping to welcome three new games into casinos this summer. The South Dakota Legislature has passed Senate Bill 57 allowing Craps, Keno,...


article Casino Games Coming to Deadwood in the Summer
(South Dakota) -- The proponents of the gambling legislation in South Dakota could not be happier as the Deadwood gambling issue is finally going to be solved in the...


article Deadwood gaming posts modest gain in January
(South Dakota) -- Bolstered by strong table game action, Deadwood gaming’s total gross revenues posted a 1.05 percent increase in January compared with the same...


article Gaming numbers open the year in positive territory
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood gaming is off to a positive start in 2015, as January numbers reflected small, albeit positive, gains, according to monthly data released...


article State House kills Deadwood 24/7 alcohol-sales bill
(South Dakota) -- A bill that would have allowed round-the-clock alcohol sales in Deadwood, and probably would have created the need for more police officers, has failed...


article PPP: Majority of SC voters approve of casinos to help pay for roads
(South Carolina) -- A recent poll orchestrated by Public Policy Polling shows that the majority of South Carolina voters would support casinos in the state as a measure...


article Should Deadwood be authorized 24-hour drinking?
(South Dakota) -- Throughout the years Deadwood has welcomed a number of hotels and casinos, but should the Old West town add non-stop alcohol sales as well? That's...


article Eastern S.F. casino robbed at gunpoint
(South Dakota) -- Police are searching for a man who robbed a Sioux Falls casino at gunpoint early Sunday morning. At 2 a.m., police say the man entered The Club,...


article Lawmakers To Mull Minimum Wage, Nonstop Deadwood Drinking
(South Dakota) -- Lawmakers are set to consider measures on transportation, abortion, a youth minimum wage and all-hours drinking in Deadwood.


article OP/ED: Legislature shouldn’t reverse S.D. gambling vote
(South Dakota) -- In November, 152,265 South Dakota residents voted for Measure Q, which allows Deadwood casinos to add craps, keno and roulette to their gambling menus...


article Committee Kills Voluntary Casino Exclusion Bill
(South Dakota) -- Senators were divided over a bill that creates a voluntary list of people who aren’t allowed in certain gaming institutions. Members of the...


article Senate committee passes plan authorizing new Deadwood games
(South Dakota) -- Supporters of allowing three new voter-approved games in Deadwood were successful in convincing a Senate panel that authorizing keno, craps and...


article Deadwood hotel occupancy up in December, still lags behind national average
(South Dakota) -- This tourist town’s overall hotel occupancy in December rose to its highest level since the same month of 2007, but remained well below the...


article Larger fines for Deadwood gambling violations?
(South Dakota) -- People involved in Deadwood gambling businesses who break the rules would face more expensive punishments under a proposal moving forward in the...


article Much larger fines could be coming for Deadwood gambling violations
(South Dakota) -- People involved in Deadwood gambling businesses who break the rules would face more expensive punishments under a proposal moving forward in the...


article Three gaming bills in legislative loop
(South Dakota) -- With the 2015 South Dakota legislature officially geared back up for its 90th session, the Deadwood gaming industry’s eyes are on no less than...


article Opponents hope to stop expansion of gaming in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Opponents are hoping to stop lawmakers in South Dakota from enacting an expansion of Class III games. In November, voters approved Constitutional...
article Battle Over Deadwood Gambling Returns To Legislature
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood gambling advocates rolled the dice in last year's state Legislature with a request to expand gaming in that Old West town.


article Hotel occupancy posts modest bump in November
(South Dakota) -- A week after posting modest increases in gaming revenues for November, Deadwood’s lodging properties reported a slight bump in occupancy for the...


article Deadwood Gaming Improvements Needed to Attract More Players
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood leaders and operators have solicited ideas on how to improve the market. The list below was created by combining my knowledge of Deadwood with...


article Deadwood Gambling Revenue Sees Small Increase
(South Dakota) -- Gaming officials in the state say Deadwood's November gambling revenue saw a small increase over the same month last year.


article Deadwood gaming revenue still sluggish
(South Dakota) -- It was the mild weather that helped Deadwood casinos gain in revenue last month. But barely. Betting growth is soft, up by less than 1 percent In...


article November gaming revenues up just under 1 percent
(South Dakota) -- November proved to be a month in which the Deadwood gaming industry held its own, with revenues up just slightly at .61 percent and year-to-date...


article Court: Casinos’ gambling promos not taxable
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casinos will no longer have to pay state gambling taxes on promotional programs that give patrons free credits to play slot machines. The...
article Deadwood gaming operators applaud high court decision
(South Dakota) -- Gaming operators in this Northern Hills community were applauding the South Dakota Supreme Court Thursday following its ruling that free play in...


article Group plans to lobby against gaming measure
(South Dakota) -- Although voters passed a measure to allow three new games at Deadwood and tribal casinos, a Rapid City social advocacy group hopes to halt the measure...
article Some casino machines take in more money than others
(South Dakota) -- Some video gambling machines harvest much more money from gamblers than others, according to data from the South Dakota Lottery. A performance review...


article Non-Profit To Lobby Against New Deadwood Gaming
(South Dakota) -- A social advocacy nonprofit will lobby against a measure in the upcoming legislative session to authorize three new voter-approved games in Deadwood...


article State decides not to study gambling impacts
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Lottery Commission voted unanimously Thursday against proceeding with a study of financial and social effects of legal gambling.


article Historic Gaming Compact Signed
(South Dakota) -- Tribal and state officials gathered in Pierre, Wednesday, Nov. 26 as outgoing OST President Bryan Brewer and SD Governor Dennis Daugaarde signed the...


article Can Deadwood, with additional gaming, stay frozen in time?
(South Dakota) -- Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to the vice as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself...


article Deadwood October gambling revenue up over 2013
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood gambling officials say October revenue has hopped up significantly over last year, when the region was dealing with extreme snowfall. Figures...
article Deadwood sees big jackpot
(South Dakota) -- The Deadwood gaming industry definitely has something to be thankful for this Thursday. More than a 20 percent increase in revenues over October 2013,...
article Mining town Deadwood bets on gaming once again
(South Dakota) -- Twenty-five years after voters approved gaming in Deadwood, residents are turning back to the vice as the historic mining town works to reinvent itself.


article Deadwood casino owners get early Christmas gift
(South Dakota) -- After almost a year of lackluster and sometimes dismal monthly revenue reports, Deadwood casinos hit the fall jackpot. Data just released by the South...
article Deadwood lodging made gains in October
(South Dakota) -- Lodging properties in Deadwood posted their best occupancy rates in October since 2009, more than 9 percent higher than the same month last year when...


article Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the...
article Commission moves on new Deadwood games
(South Dakota) -- The commission voted on Thursday in Deadwood to draft legislation to allow craps, keno and roulette with the goal of having regulations and the games...
article Gaming Commission Drafting Amendment Q Legislation
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming is moving on legislation to implement the new voter-authorized games in Deadwood.


article Flandreau tribe files lawsuit in tax dispute with state
(South Dakota) -- The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has filed a lawsuit to stop the state of South Dakota from cutting off liquor sales at Royal River Casino over a tax...
article SD gaming commission drafting bill to authorize voter-approved games at Deadwood casinos
(South Dakota) -- A bill to implement the three new voter-authorized games in Deadwood casinos will move forward, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming decided Thursday...


article Slot machine free play comes before SD Supreme Court
(South Dakota) -- Should Deadwood casinos have to pay taxes on free play on slot machines? That was the question up before the South Dakota Supreme Court Monday morning...


article 25 years into gaming, challenges remain
(South Dakota) -- While challenges remain for Deadwood 25 years after legalized gaming was introduced here, business, civic and historic-preservation officials are...


article 25 years later, how gaming changed sleepy hills town of Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Last weekend, this once sleepy, slipping-into-oblivion tourist town marked 25 years of gaming not with speeches and fanfare, but with its annual...
article Deadwood gaming by the numbers
(South Dakota) -- Source: South Dakota Commission on Gaming, FY2014 Annual Report: Total wagered since gaming started: $18,346,869,576.55


article South Dakota residents vote 'yes' on Amendment Q
(South Dakota) -- Get ready to roll... Deadwood will welcome roulette, keno and craps into casinos after voters decided in favor of Constitutional Amendment Q on Tuesday...


article Gambling expansion appears to pass
(South Dakota) -- Workers pulling in the lowest paychecks and gamblers looking for new kicks are rejoicing today, as South Dakota voters apparently approved both...
article South Dakota voters OK Deadwood gambling expansion
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters have approved a proposal giving the Legislature the authority to add a new batch of games at Deadwood casinos.


article Amendment Q would expand gaming in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters are being asked Tuesday to allow this Northern Hills tourist town and by extension, tribal casinos in the state, to add roulette,...


article Amendment Q Could Have Impact On Local Casinos
(South Dakota) -- The Fort Randall Casino could gain a big payout if South Dakota’s voters pass a measure on next week’s ballot. The state’s voters are...
article A quarter century of gambling
(South Dakota) -- From 35 to seven. Twenty-five years after the Main Street gun-shot signaled the start of gaming at high noon on Nov. 1, 1989 in Deadwood, only seven of...


article Poll: Deadwood gambling measure lacks support
(South Dakota) -- A poll by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows the majority of South Dakotans don't want to expand gambling at casinos in Deadwood and at tribal...
article Tribes in South Dakota would benefit from gaming referendum
(South Dakota) -- Tribes in South Dakota could offer more Class III games if voters approve Constitutional Amendment Q next week. The amendment allows state lawmakers to...


article KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment Q/Initiated Measure 17
(South Dakota) -- The 2014 mid-term election is now less than a week away and a lot of people have already decided on who they're going to vote for public office....
article New poll shows South Dakotans don't support allowing new games at Deadwood, tribal casinos
(South Dakota) -- A poll by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows the majority of South Dakotans don't want to expand gambling at casinos in Deadwood and at tribal...
article Amendment Q Could Have Impact On Local Casinos
(South Dakota) -- The Fort Randall Casino could gain a big payout if South Dakota’s voters pass a measure on next week’s ballot.
article Poll: Deadwood gambling measure lacks support
(South Dakota) -- A poll by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows the majority of South Dakotans don't want to expand gambling at casinos in Deadwood and at tribal...


article Deadwood Gambling Numbers Down From September 2013
(South Dakota) -- Industry representatives say gambling revenues in the South Dakota tourist town of Deadwood were flat in September and it could be more evidence that...


article New gaming opportunities head to a vote
(South Dakota) -- Nov. 1 is the official 25th anniversary date of gaming in Deadwood. Just three days later, on Nov. 4, that historic start-up date may be significantly...


article Gambling measure: Boon or burden?
(South Dakota) -- Almost 25 years after the long-shuttered Deadwood casinos reopened their doors, voters will be asked whether to approve a new batch of games that...


article Proposed amendment to add gambling games could help Deadwood; opponents fear increased crime
(South Dakota) -- Almost 25 years after the long-shuttered Deadwood casinos reopened their doors, voters will be asked whether to approve a new batch of games that...
article Slight dip in Deadwood gaming revenue
(South Dakota) -- September gaming numbers were down in nearly all categories reported by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming Tuesday, as Deadwood’s monthly...


article South Dakota voters to decide future of Deadwood gaming
(South Dakota) -- In less than two weeks voters in South Dakota will take to the polls not only to elect political leaders but also to decide the fate of an industry...


article South Dakota Weighs Table Games Expansion [sub req]
(South Dakota) -- South Dakotans are expected to approve a referendum on November 4 to permit roulette, keno and craps at Deadwood casinos for the first time. A...


article MERCER: You can bet there will be more gambling
(South Dakota) -- Every time someone talks about expanding legal gambling in South Dakota, part of me asks, "why not?" Another part of me cringes and asks,...


article Deadwood gambling expansion campaign emerges
(South Dakota) -- A major economic and social issue on the Nov. 4 general ballot has been overshadowed by the South Dakota Senate race.


article Following $1 million facelift, Deadwood's Gold Dust re-opens
(South Dakota) -- Following a $1 million facelift that took a year, the Gold Dust Casino & Hotel in Deadwood is celebrating its grand re-opening with great fanfare.


article Deadwood gaming numbers dip; hotel occupancy climbs
(South Dakota) -- While gaming revenues dipped in August, hotel occupancy continued its upward trend, according to data released by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming...


article Deadwood visitors not gambling as much
(South Dakota) -- The numbers say more people are visiting Deadwood, but they're not spending as much gambling as they used to. The Deadwood Gaming Association says...


article Casino town Deadwood looks at beefing up visitor service
(South Dakota) -- A new gateway visitor center is in the planning for a lower downtown parking area. City architects unveiled their concepts this evening at a public...


article Tin Lizzie Casino purchases Four Aces
(South Dakota) -- In an acquisition that is likely to tighten competition in South Dakota's gambling mecca, the owners of Tin Lizzie Casino in Deadwood have...


article Hill City man hits slots jackpot at The Lodge at Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood| Push a button, watch the reel spin, then walk out with $300 grand. That dream came true Tuesday for Darrell S., of Hill City, on the Wheel of...


article Deadwood gaming on a roll
(South Dakota) -- This gambling and tourist town went on a roll in July. A week after posting July hotel occupancy rates that were among the highest on record, the South...
article Hill City man hits slots jackpot at The Lodge at Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Push a button, watch the reel spin, then walk out with $300 grand. That dream came true Tuesday for Darrell S., of Hill City, on the Wheel of Fortune...


article Deadwood lodging, BID tax set records in July
(South Dakota) -- Following months of declines, Deadwood lodging properties hit the jackpot in July, posting the highest occupancy rate in six years and generating more...


article Santee Sioux Gamble Pays Off
(Nebraska) -- Roger Trudell thinks Ohiya Casino’s latest addition will be more than par for the course. The Santee Sioux tribal chairman looks forward to opening...


article Early Morning Armed Robbery UPDATE
(South Dakota) -- Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) - Sioux Falls Police are investigating another casino robbery. Sergeant Candi Gearman of the SFPD says officers were called...


article OST council approves new Sioux Nation lease, new gaming compact with state, $100,000 for ONTRAC
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday, during the regular session of the tribal council held in the council chambers of the Red Cloud building, a new lease with the Highway 20...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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-...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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,...


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...


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...

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