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South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Clash in Court

The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is suing South Dakota over the state's interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractor excise taxes to the state. The Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2ps7nlq) reported that the lawsuit alleges it's an intrusion into tribal sovereignty and is conflicting with U.S. laws that regulate commerce on reservations.

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7/7/2020

article Police looking at surveillance video following reported robbery at casino
(South Dakota) -- Sioux Falls police are investigating a robbery early Tuesday morning at the Easy Dough Casino. Police say around 7:20 a.m., two men went into the...

6/22/2020

article South Dakota Revives Sports Betting Educational Effort Following Coronavirus Delays
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s gaming industry is rejuvenating efforts to educate voters about sports betting following delays forced by the coronavirus pandemic...
article Deadwood Gamblers Wager $88 Million In May After April Shutdown
(South Dakota) -- Gamblers at casinos in Deadwood wagered more than $88 million last month. The new numbers come from the state Revenue Department. That was a rebound...

6/15/2020

article Deadwood casinos might be too financially hurt by COVID-19 to re-license all devices by July 1
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming will decide Tuesday whether to adopt a special policy that would let Deadwood casinos delay re-licensing some...
article Midnight Star prepares to reopen in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- The new owners of the Midnight Star casino in downtown Deadwood will learn Tuesday whether their applications for state gambling licenses meet the...

6/2/2020

article Casino reopens to manageable numbers of guests
(South Dakota) -- Opening weekend at the Royal River Casino and Hotel brought in enough people to keep the entertainment venue busy but not swamped.

5/13/2020

article Deadwood reopening bustling with activity
(South Dakota) -- “Don’t take away my Deadwood,” seemed to be the mantra for many over Mother’s Day weekend, as Deadwood was teeming with...
article YouTube channel highlighting Deadwood casino reopenings
(South Dakota) -- You can find anything on YouTube. You can find favorite songs, movies, information on how to fix a car or get weeds out of your lawn. After this week,...

5/12/2020

article Sports wagering in Deadwood to appear on 2020 general election ballot
(South Dakota) -- Sports wagering in Deadwood will be added to the ballot of the 2020 general election. A release from South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg...

5/11/2020

article ‘Cabin fever’ leads to big reopening weekend for South Dakota casinos
(South Dakota) -- For weeks, the burning question facing casino operators nationwide has been: “If you open, will they come?” If Deadwood, South Dakotavis...

5/10/2020

article Deadwood casinos seeing visitors after reopening
(South Dakota) -- Casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota, are seeing customers after reopening last week during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Deadwood City Commission voted last...

5/9/2020

article Deadwood, South Dakota Is Alive as Multiple Casinos Reopen
(South Dakota) -- Several casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota are now open and players are once again gambling as safety precautions were put in place to block the spread...

5/8/2020

article Deadwood casinos open and already seeing customers
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood is already seeing visitors after the majority of its casinos reopened Thursday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Deadwood City Commission voted...

5/6/2020

article Deadwood back in business Thursday
(South Dakota) -- What it will look like remains to be seen, but in a split 3-2 vote, city officials reluctantly gave businesses the go-ahead to proceed, with strong...

5/3/2020

article Deadwood looks to re-open in phases
(South Dakota) -- "The city commission last Monday night did the first reading of ordinance to start to phase re-opening of the businesses in Deadwood," Mike...
article North Sioux City businesses to remain shut in May, City Council will re-visit the issue
(South Dakota) -- The casinos, bars and sit-down restaurants of North Sioux City will not be welcoming patrons for the time being. The City Council in North Sioux City...

4/16/2020

article Employee at Deuces Casino in Sioux Falls tests positive for COVID-19
(South Dakota) -- State Health officials announced Thursday that an employee at Deuces Casino on 800 E. 8th St., in Sioux Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. In a...

4/6/2020

article Deadwood Casinos Deemed Ineligible For Emergency Payroll Loans
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casino operators hoping for emergency payroll loans from Congress have received some bad news: They’re not eligible, at least for now....

4/5/2020

article Rounds: Gaming facilities impacted by the effects of COVID-19 should be eligible for small business relief program
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department to allow gaming operations to participate in...

4/3/2020

article Gaming facilities left out of Paycheck Protection Program
(South Dakota) -- The Small Business Administration recently released its guidelines for its Paycheck Protection Program, which falls under the CARES Act. Gaming...

3/30/2020

article Two employees of Deadwood’s Saloon #10 test positive for COVID-19, state health officials say
(South Dakota) -- Two employees of Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19, the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) said in a news release. Both...

3/25/2020

article Casinos, restaurants close in N. Sioux City following Noem's recommendations
(South Dakota) -- There have been some changes in North Sioux City with a number of restaurants and casinos closing after Governor Noem's recommendation.
article February gaming numbers ‘leap’ 10% prior to COVID-19
(South Dakota) -- An additional day helped make a difference for Deadwood gaming establishments in February, as the Leap Year Day served to boost gaming revenues 10%...

3/24/2020

article Deadwood casinos to go quiet at noon, Wednesday
(South Dakota) -- The Deadwood Gaming Association says it is working with casino to temporarily shut down gaming operations at noon, Wednesday. In a statement, the...
article Deadwood casinos expected to close at noon Wednesday
(South Dakota) -- As of high noon Wednesday, the party in Deadwood will be over — at least for now. Mike Rodman, executive director of Deadwood Gaming Association...

3/23/2020

article Deadwood mayor pleads for casinos to close
(South Dakota) -- Friday, the Deadwood Mountain Grand made the decision to suspend operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, Deadwood’s mayor follows up,...
article Deadwood mayor, casinos working together on cornavirus solution
(South Dakota) -- In an open letter released through the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Mayor David R. Ruth Jr., asked Deadwood’s casino operators to shut...

3/21/2020

article Coronavirus leads to closure of Deadwood casino
(South Dakota) -- Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Deadwood Mountain Grand is suspending operations until further notice. Santana's Sports Bar and Grill, Six...
article Anonymous customer leaves $1,000 tip at Sioux Falls bar slowed by coronavirus outbreak
(South Dakota) -- The customer signed his receipt after finishing his regular order of chislic and tater tots at Gateway Casino and Lounge on Friday. Before leaving, he...

3/6/2020

article DAVIES: Alcohol sales crucial to expanding casino revenue
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota traditionalists have a set vision on how the Tribe (OST) should go about dealing with pressing and threatening issues, and their top...

3/4/2020

article Second Time’s A Charm For South Dakota Sports Betting Referendum
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota sports betting referendum that will put legalization into the hands of the state’s citizens moved forward Tuesday. SJR 501, which...

3/3/2020

article South Dakota voters will decide Deadwood sports-betting question on November ballot
(South Dakota) -- Just win, baby. That was the mood among a cluster of smiling Deadwood lobbyists outside the House chamber Tuesday afternoon, after the elected...
article Voters will decide on sports betting
(South Dakota) -- Sports wagering will be on the ballot in November after the S.D. House of Representatives gave Senate Joint Resolution 501 its endorsement. The Senate...

3/2/2020

article Ballot measure on Deadwood sports-betting now faces a final vote in South Dakota House
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters could see a ballot question this November whether to allow sports wagering at Deadwood — and maybe statewide. Depending if...
article South Dakota poised to vote on sports betting
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee on Monday approved a Senate Joint Resolution to have voters decide if sports betting will be allowed in...
article Sports betting in Deadwood? Ballot question nears final vote in Legislature
(South Dakota) -- Voters may be asked in November whether they want to legalize sports betting in Deadwood. Senate Joint Resolution 501, which would put the question of...

2/28/2020

article Deadwood's Midnight Star to rise again
(South Dakota) -- The Midnight Star Gaming Emporium, once known as the “Highlight of Deadwood,” will illuminate the Northern Black Hills community once again...

2/27/2020

article Deadwood gaming numbers jump in January
(South Dakota) -- A significant jump in January gaming numbers over the same month last year has Deadwood Gaming Association executive director Mike Rodman excited, even...

2/23/2020

article State opposes bill to eventually end video lottery
(South Dakota) -- It was a discussion that pitted money against morality at the state capitol. In the end, concerns about state revenue prevailed even though lawmakers...

2/18/2020

article South Dakota legislature proposes bill to amend constitution for sports gambling
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota legislature has proposed Senate Joint Resolution 501 to propose an amendment to the State Constitution that would allow sports betting.

2/14/2020

article South Dakota Senate approves sports betting item on November ballot
(South Dakota) -- The Senate has passed a measure that would let voters decide whether to allow sports betting in South Dakota. If the measure passes the House, voters...

2/8/2020

article Legalized Sports Betting Could Be On Ballot in 2020 in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- In the summer of 2021, you could be making legal sports bets in the state of South Dakota. Legalizing sports betting is once again being debated at the...
article Sports-wagering might be a small way to help cover South Dakota’s constant cash shortage
(South Dakota) -- No one from the South Dakota governor’s office nor the state attorney general’s office spoke a word at a public hearing Friday, when a...

2/7/2020

article Sports betting might be on South Dakota election ballot
(South Dakota) -- The question of legalizing sports wagering is back again before the South Dakota Legislature. State lawmakers are considering whether to put the...

1/23/2020

article Deadwood gaming numbers up for December, 2019 overall
(South Dakota) -- According to numbers from the state, Deadwood gaming had a winning month and one of its best years in quite a while. The gaming handle for December of...

1/8/2020

article South Dakota Is Aiming For Sports Betting Legalization In 2020
(South Dakota) -- The Deadwood Gaming Association is aiming to legalize sports betting during the 2020 legislative session. The Deadwood Gaming Association has proposed...

11/29/2019

article Early winter weather helped lower Deadwood gaming numbers in October
(South Dakota) -- An early onset of wintry weather helped blunt October gaming numbers in Deadwood, according to statistics released this week by the South Dakota...

11/9/2019

article Sentence amended for man convicted in 2015 casino robbery
(South Dakota) -- A Minnesota man who originally denied his involvement in a 2015 casino robbery in Aberdeen accepted responsibility for the crime last week at a hearing...

11/3/2019

article Deadwood gaming celebrates 30 years
(South Dakota) -- Despite light snowfall and temperatures hovering below freezing, Deadwood residents and state officials gathered on Main Street at high noon Friday and...

11/1/2019

article Anniversary of gambling in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- On November 1, 1989, Deadwood became the third legal gaming jurisdiction in the United States. Since then, Deadwood has taken almost $24 billion in...

10/27/2019

article Deadwood gaming bounces back in black
(South Dakota) -- Following a slight slip in August, the Deadwood gaming numbers bounded back in September, as statistics released Wednesday by the South Dakota...
article Deadwood keeps alive all year long
(South Dakota) -- 24-7, 365 days a year, the City of Deadwood hardly ever sleeps. 'We're always trying to roll out the red carpet ... or I guess the white carpet...

10/15/2019

article City Council allows private doors for multiple co-owned video lottery casinos in same building
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls City Council gives final approval tonight to an ordinance that allows for a casino to have a private door between separate businesses...

10/11/2019

article Royal River Casino celebrates $30M expansion
(South Dakota) -- Royal River Casino and Hotel is hosting its Relaunch Weekend today through Sunday to celebrate the substantial completion of its more than $30 million...

9/6/2019

article Eighth Circuit Rules South Dakota Can Tax Casino Work
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is allowed to tax the renovation of a Native American casino by a nontribal contractor, a divided Eighth Circuit panel ruled Friday. And...

9/5/2019

article Beer license for casino at Bob's Cafe location denied
(South Dakota) -- A plan for a video lottery casino at the former Bob's Cafe location hit a snag this week. The Sioux Falls Planning Commission Wednesday denied a...
article Deadwood gaming posts double-digit increase in July
(South Dakota) -- According to statistics released recently by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the July 2019 gaming handle showed a 13.35 percent increase....

9/4/2019

article Man falls through casino ceiling while trying to elude police
(South Dakota) -- A man fell through a Rapid City casino ceiling early Wednesday morning as he tried to evade police officers. "Everybody just knew it was going to...
article Man pulls a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino
(South Dakota) -- A man did a disappearing act in a Rapid City casino bathroom Wednesday morning, following it up with a no-quite high wire routine. Police were called...

8/20/2019

article Sioux Falls will allow co-mingling beer coolers to make running casinos easier
(South Dakota) -- Councilors Tuesday evening loosened city alcohol rules to allow separate video lottery casinos operating under one roof to share cooler space and...

8/19/2019

article Sports betting on hold at Grand Falls Casino
(South Dakota) -- Sports betting is now legal in the state of Iowa but Grand Falls Casino & Resort has not yet been able to start. However, they are looking to begin...

8/1/2019

article Deadwood gaming numbers continue growth
(South Dakota) -- Could the HBO production of Deadwood: The Movie be at least partially responsible for the continued bump in gaming revenues in the real town of...

7/17/2019

article South Dakota horse racing
(South Dakota) -- Fairs and rodeos are on the schedules for many rural South Dakotans this summer, but many of them missed one of their favorite entertainment venues....

6/28/2019

article AG won’t say how Deadwood drinking measure might affect tribal casinos
(South Dakota) -- The state’s top law enforcement official this week released his official explanation of what could result if South Dakota voters let Deadwood...

6/26/2019

article Initiated measure proposed that would allow Deadwood to serve alcohol past 2 a.m.
(South Dakota) -- An initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State that would expand the hours that alcoholic beverages may be sold, served and consumed...

6/20/2019

article Deadwood regulators will consider rules for house-banked poker
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming holds a public hearing later this month on adding official rules that would formally allow house-banked poker in...

5/29/2019

article Deadwood Mountain Grand lawsuits settled
(South Dakota) -- A pair of federal lawsuits over an unpaid loan used to build a Deadwood casino and hotel will be dismissed under an agreement reached Tuesday if a...

5/28/2019

article Project cracks down on those who steal from Native communities
(South Dakota) -- In less than four years, dozens of people, including tribal employees, tribal executives and out-of-state business owners, have stolen millions of...

5/17/2019

article Competition Between Casino’s About to Heat Up
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota was so close to having sports betting legalized. For local casinos like Royal River, the real challenge starts because Iowa is offering...

5/5/2019

article Grand opening for Cadillac Jack's renovations brings in more people
(South Dakota) -- The Grand Opening celebration at Cadillac Jack's in Deadwood continues Saturday and people are filling up the card tables. The newly renovated...
article OURS: Unending alcohol in Deadwood not an easy decision
(South Dakota) -- Little sense of time or location seeps into any vampire friendly casino filled with rotating 7s and endless bells. It’s part of their allure....

4/29/2019

article Question of 24-hour alcohol sales in Deadwood could be put to voters in initiated measure
(South Dakota) -- In an effort to stay "relevant" among its competitors, the gaming destination of Deadwood is hoping to allow alcohol sales 24 hours a day....
article New casino, restaurant in the works near 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue
(South Dakota) -- Another video lottery casino could be coming to southern Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Planning Commission this week will consider an application to...

4/26/2019

article Grand Falls Casino plans to offer sports betting if Iowa legalizes it
(South Dakota) -- Sioux Falls residents will be able to hop across the border to Iowa to place sports bets if Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs the bill legalizing it. The...

4/13/2019

article Keeping gaming machines running
(South Dakota) -- When Tom Somerville isn’t serving beverages behind the bar, he’s traveling across southeast South Dakota keeping video lottery machines up...

3/18/2019

article Casino gets approval from Sioux Falls planning commission
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls Planning Commission this month approved a conditional-use permit for a casino and strip mall to be built next to a growing residential...

3/16/2019

article Casino gets approval from Sioux Falls planning commission
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls Planning Commission this month approved a conditional-use permit for a casino and strip mall to be built next to a growing residential...

3/12/2019

article Casino gets approval from Sioux Falls planning commission, despite concerns
(South Dakota) -- The developers behind Sioux Falls’ network of Deuces and Crown casinos are pushing for another gambling establishment on the southern edge of the...

3/10/2019

article Video lottery making a comeback in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Eight years after a smoking ban dealt South Dakota video lottery owners a heavy blow, the industry has quietly remade itself, recording last year...

3/9/2019

article New machines, games help video lottery revenues rebound in S.D.
(South Dakota) -- Eight years after a smoking ban dealt South Dakota video lottery owners a heavy blow, the industry has quietly remade itself, last year recording...

3/5/2019

article Deadwood Sports Betting Voter Referendum Measure Dead, Proponents Going Grassroots
(South Dakota) -- Gaming officials say legal sports betting in South Dakota would provide a critical boost to Deadwood tourism and subsequent casino and hospitality...

3/4/2019

article After loss, sports betting backers likely to go grassroots
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota House panel on Monday rejected a measure proposing that voters should decide on legalizing sports betting in Deadwood, but supporters...
article Lawmakers Won't Put Sports Betting On South Dakota's 2020 Ballot
(South Dakota) -- People who want a statewide vote on letting Deadwood and tribal casinos offer sports betting in South Dakota will need to gather signatures in hope of...
article Wild day for sports betting amendment as it gets new life
(South Dakota) -- A measure proposing that South Dakota voters should decide on legalizing sports betting in Deadwood got new life Monday after earlier failing during a...

2/28/2019

article The Next Step? Port Yankton Backers To Set Sights On Petition Drive
(South Dakota) -- Despite suffering a setback this week, a proposed Yankton casino holds another card left to play. By a 13-22 margin, the South Dakota Senate scrapped...
article January casino revenue up in Deadwood compared to last year
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casinos reported an increase in revenue in January when compared to the first month of 2018, according to data from the South Dakota...

2/27/2019

article Deadwood's gaming revenue, hotel bookings up in January
(South Dakota) -- The Deadwood Gaming Association announced Wednesday that the gaming handle for January was up 1.73 percent over January 2018. Deadwood gaming operators...

2/26/2019

article EDITORIAL: Port Yankton Hits Another Wall
(South Dakota) -- The proposed Port Yankton gaming facility appears to be on life support today after suffering another defeat in Pierre. It most likely has one path...
article Port Yankton Casino will need signatures to make 2020 ballot
(South Dakota) -- Thanks to its location and history, the city of Yankton attracts more than a million tourists a year. To help draw even more people to the area, the...
article South Dakota Lawmakers Reject Yankton Casino Proposal
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota senators have scrapped a measure that would have put a proposed casino complex in Yankton to a statewide vote. The senate voted 22-13...
article South Dakota senators defeat Yankton casino proposal
(South Dakota) -- The Senate has ended an attempt to place a question on the 2020 ballot asking whether to allow gaming in Yankton. After being delayed for nearly a week...

2/25/2019

article Port Yankton Bill Falters In State Senate
(South Dakota) -- A proposed casino in Yankton has been dealt a setback. The Port Yankton entertainment complex and casino hit a roadblock Monday in the Legislature. By...
article Yankton Casino Measure Falls In South Dakota Senate
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota state senators have scrapped a measure that would have put a constitutional amendment that could have paved the way for a proposed casino...

2/20/2019

article Canadian man arrested for Deadwood casino bomb threats
(South Dakota) -- A 45-year-old man is in custody in the Canadian province of Alberta for allegedly phoning in bomb threats that cleared a Deadwood hotel and casino for...

2/19/2019

article Canadian man arrested after bomb threat to Deadwood casino
(South Dakota) -- A 45-year-old man is in custody in Alberta, Canada, in connection with a telephone bomb threat that cleared a Deadwood hotel and casino for about 3-1/2...

2/18/2019

article Nesiba Explains Why He Switched Sides On Deadwood Sports-Gambling Resolution
(South Dakota) -- A state lawmaker explained Monday why he switched sides and kept alive a legislative measure that would let South Dakota voters decide whether the...
article No bomb found following threat at First Gold in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- The customers at the First Gold Hotel & Gaming Resort in Deadwood got a little more than they gambled for Sunday when two bomb threats were phoned...

2/15/2019

article South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint...
article Sports betting in Deadwood? South Dakota Senate endorses asking voters
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would ask voters to allow sports betting in Deadwood, a plan supporters said would help keep...

2/13/2019

article Deadwood sports betting ballot question receives South Dakota Senate support
(South Dakota) -- The possibility of sports betting in Deadwood is still alive. Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would ask voters in 2020 to decide whether Deadwood can...
article Port Yankton casino plan heads to state Senate floor
(South Dakota) -- A measure to put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the ballot has narrowly survived its first legislative test. The Senate State Affairs...
article Port Yankton Proposal Slips Through Senate Committee
(South Dakota) -- Debate went into overtime before the Senate State Affairs Committee voted to send a resolution supporting a Yankton gambling casino on to the full...
article Sports betting in Deadwood? Senate endorses asking voters
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would ask voters to allow sports betting in Deadwood, a plan supporters said would help keep...
article Switch To Yes In Senate Keeps Deadwood Sports-Betting Measure Alive For House
(South Dakota) -- Just days after new Governor Kristi Noem said she was opposed to expanded gambling in South Dakota, the state Senate voted 18-14 Wednesday for a...
article Sports betting in Deadwood? Senate endorses asking voters
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Senate has passed a measure that would ask voters to allow sports betting in historic Deadwood. The chamber voted 18-14 on Wednesday to...
article Video Lottery survives fade-out attempt
(South Dakota) -- Gambling addiction was the main impetus behind a bill that would have increased the state’s percent of video lottery revenues from the current 50...

2/11/2019

article Sports gambling in South Dakota unlikely
(South Dakota) -- A government committee in South Dakota recently approved a sports gambling bill by a narrow 5-4 margin. The bill, Senate Joint Resolution 2, goes next...

2/9/2019

article Governor Noem Opposes Sports Betting, Says It Would Be Gambling Expansion
(South Dakota) -- When state Revenue Deputy Secretary David Wiest went to the microphone Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing, he spoke against Senate Joint...

2/8/2019

article Deadwood Sports Betting Still Alive, Senate Committee Passes Ballot Resolution
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casinos are fighting for the right to operate sportsbooks, and this week the South Dakota Senate State Committee gave them a lifeline to the...

2/6/2019

article Deadwood sports betting proposal heads to Senate vote after narrow victory
(South Dakota) -- The possibility of sports betting in Deadwood is still alive after a narrow victory on Wednesday morning. Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would ask...
article State Senators Face Decision On Sports-Bets Ballot Measure
(South Dakota) -- A resolution to let South Dakota voters decide next year whether sports betting should be legal in Deadwood and tribal casinos moved ahead Wednesday in...

2/5/2019

article Sports Betting Resolution Set For Hearing With SD Senate Committee
(South Dakota) -- Should sports betting be legalized in the gambling town of Deadwood? Senate Joint Resolution 2 is set for a hearing with the Senate State Affairs...

2/4/2019

article S.D. Legislature this week: Lawmakers to debate sports betting, distracted driving plans
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to create a reporter shield law, allow sports betting in Deadwood and ban teaching about gender...

1/30/2019

article Legalization of sports betting could help casinos in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- The Super Bowl is one of the biggest games of the year - for sports betting. But, you still can't place a legal bet in South Dakota. This week...

1/29/2019

article South Dakota Sports Betting Amendment Would Let Voters Choose Legal Wagering
(South Dakota) -- State legislators introduced a constitutional amendment this week to put South Dakota sports betting on the ballot. A bipartisan group of state...

1/28/2019

article South Dakota’s Attempts at Legal Sports Betting Renewed
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is again considering legalizing its sports betting industry, or in the very least, a group of senators are pushing ahead with a new plan...

1/11/2019

article In 30 years, gaming has revitalized and challenged Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- As Deadwood saunters into its 30th year with legalized gaming, the Wild West town made famous by Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and a posse of other...

1/4/2019

article In 30 years, gaming has revitalized and challenged Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- As Deadwood saunters into its 30th year with legalized gaming, the Wild West town made famous by Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and a posse of other...

1/2/2019

article Thirty years of legalized gaming has restored, challenged Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- In 1989, South Dakota voters approved the legalization of blackjack and table gaming in Deadwood. The city, at that time, was in decline, its main...

12/30/2018

article What’s the payout on sports betting for South Dakota?
(South Dakota) -- A legislative financial analysis projects that a South Dakota ballot measure to allow legal sports betting in Deadwood wouldn't be a huge...

12/28/2018

article Sports betting wouldn't bring Deadwood tax boost, fiscal analysis says
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota ballot measure to legalize sports betting in Deadwood wouldn’t be a huge moneymaker for casinos or bring in much tax revenue,...
article Fiscal analysis: Sports betting wouldn’t bring big tax boost
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota ballot measure to legalize sports betting in Deadwood wouldn't be a huge moneymaker for casinos or bring in much tax revenue,...
article What’s the payout on sports betting for South Dakota?
(South Dakota) -- A legislative financial analysis projects that a South Dakota ballot measure to allow legal sports betting in Deadwood wouldn't be a huge...

12/27/2018

article Deadwood gaming revenue drops in November
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood’s November gaming revenues showed a decrease of 3.7 percent, with slot machine handle sliding by 4.25 percent when compared to November...

12/8/2018

article Deadwood taking a gamble on sports betting
(South Dakota) -- Gaming has been good for Deadwood’s economy, transforming the town with a failing infrastructure into a premier tourist destination with about $...

12/6/2018

article Deadwood officials leading effort to legalize sports betting in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Next month, the South Dakota Legislature will be asked to pave the way for legalized sports betting in the state. Proponents pushing a constitutional...
article SA government willing to “ban” the Internet to stop online gambling
(South Africa) -- The government of South Africa is considering banning the internet, in order to put an end to online gambling in the country. This was contained in a...

11/30/2018

article Sports betting in South Dakota? Deadwood moves to corner the market
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota voters could decide whether they want their state to join others across the country that are moving to legalize betting on sports...

11/26/2018

article South Dakota Special-Interest Group Wants Sports Betting Initiative
(South Dakota) -- The fifth smallest state in the nation by population, South Dakota doesn’t want to be left out of the sports betting game. Known for Mount...

11/23/2018

article Sports betting could arrive in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Sports betting continues to expand in the US and it might arrive in South Dakota after 2020, should a constitutional amendment make it to an election...
article October Deadwood gaming numbers more of a treat than trick
(South Dakota) -- With slot machine revenue leading the charge and for the third month in a row of positive upticks, Deadwood gaming numbers demonstrated a marked...

11/21/2018

article Jackley releases explanation of sports betting amendment
(South Dakota) -- The drive to legalize sports betting in Deadwood takes another step. Wednesday, Attorney General Marty Jackley released his explanation for the...
article Royal River Expands as Tribal Casinos Look for Competitive Edge
(South Dakota) -- There has long been speculation that the gambling industry might be running out time in regard to its heyday of making a lot of money. Besides...
article Deadwood gaming revenue up for October
(South Dakota) -- The trend of positive Deadwood gaming numbers continues with the latest figures released by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. The total gaming...

11/17/2018

article Commissioners block Sioux Falls casino project
(South Dakota) -- Sioux Falls planning commissioners have blocked a plan for another storefront casino on a street that already has a number of gaming options. The...

11/15/2018

article Sports betting still a year away
(South Dakota) -- The Deadwood Gaming Association is still working on getting sports betting in South Dakota, but it could still take more than a year before it's...

11/14/2018

article Casino group wants law allowing sports betting in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- A casino organization in Deadwood plans to ask South Dakota lawmakers to put a measure on the 2020 ballot allowing sports betting in the historic...
article County commission prepares for gaming compact meeting
(South Dakota) -- In advance of a Nov. 20 meeting to suss out a gaming compact between the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and the State of South Dakota, the Codington County...

11/12/2018

article Sports betting could be on 2020 ballot, gaming official says
(South Dakota) -- With the 2018 election in the rear-view mirror, the 2020 election and its potential ballot measures loom on the horizon, including an effort to...

11/9/2018

article Deadwood Casinos Hoping to Rescuscitate with South Dakota Sportsbetting for 2021
(South Dakota) -- Could sports betting reverse the flailing status of Deadwood casinos? It’s an iffy proposition at best, according to one official, but regardless...

10/24/2018

article Deadwood handle up over previous year for first time since 2015
(South Dakota) -- It seems deadwood may have turned a corner. For the first time since 2015 the gaming handle -- or total number of dollars wagered in town -- is up over...

9/14/2018

article State lottery revenue rose last year
(South Dakota) -- State government received nearly $117.4 million of revenue from gambling on South Dakota Lottery products during the budget year that closed June 30....

8/22/2018

article Deadwood gaming numbers down, national gaming up
(South Dakota) -- While Deadwood gaming numbers are down through June of this year compared to last, the American Gaming Association shows a national increase of more...

8/12/2018

article Deadwood Sees Retail Sales Increase Amid Gambling Decline
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood's gambling revenue may have fallen, but the city's retail revenue appears to be booming. The South Dakota Retailers Association found...

7/29/2018

article Celebrity Hotel and Casino closes in Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Ken Gienger managed the Celebrity Hotel and Casino for two decades after helping open the business in June 1998. Now, 20 years and one month later, he...

7/28/2018

article Declining gaming revenue claims another Deadwood casino
(South Dakota) -- Another Deadwood casino has closed its doors. This time, it's the Celebrity Hotel and Casino. Celebrity Hotel and Casino general manager Ken...

7/27/2018

article Casino closes but Deadwood economy still strong
(South Dakota) -- It's no question when you think of Deadwood- you think gaming. With the closing of Celebrity Hotel, a business that has been around for 20 years-...

7/26/2018

article Celebrity Hotel & Casino closes its doors
(South Dakota) -- Following a late-2017 Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing and a subsequent dismissal of the case by the owners July 13, the Celebrity Hotel &...
article Deadwood hotel/casino closes, putting 23 people out of work
(South Dakota) -- A hotel and casino that employed nearly two dozen people in the Old West gambling town of Deadwood has closed. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that...

7/25/2018

article Celebrity Hotel & Casino closes its doors
(South Dakota) -- Following a late-2017 Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing and a subsequent dismissal of the case by the owners July 13, the Celebrity Hotel &...

7/13/2018

article Yankton casino backers hopeful for 2020 ballot measure
(South Dakota) -- Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex along the Missouri River at Yankton, are betting they can gather the necessary...

6/29/2018

article Casper, Wyo., man wins $1M prize at Deadwood casino
(South Dakota) -- A Casper, Wyo., man won more than a million dollars last week from a Deadwood casino, the establishment announced. The man, identified only as Dale L...

6/26/2018

article Deadwood gaming numbers show slight increase
(South Dakota) -- For the first time since January, gaming numbers are up in Deadwood. That's according to the latest figures from the South Dakota Commission on...

6/25/2018

press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with the South Dakota Commission on Gaming
(New Jersey) -- Gaming Laboratories International, (GLI®) is celebrating its 30th anniversary working in partnership with the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. To...

6/8/2018

article Port Yankton proponents eager to bring hotel-casino complex to statewide vote
(South Dakota) -- Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex along the Missouri River at Yankton, are betting they can gather the necessary...

6/6/2018

article An expansion of gaming looms in South Dakota over tribal concerns
(South Dakota) -- Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex along the Missouri River at Yankton, are betting they can gather the necessary...
article Happy Jack's pays $45K to settle discrimination suit
(South Dakota) -- A Sioux Falls casino has settled a discrimination case after being sued by a federal agency for violating rights granted to workers with disabilities....

6/3/2018

article Expanded gambling in S.D. could pay off for Yankton
(South Dakota) -- Representatives of the Yankton Area Progressive Growth group had hoped the South Dakota Legislature would approve placing the constitutional amendment...
article Is South Dakota Ready For Expanded Gambling?
(South Dakota) -- Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex along the Missouri River at Yankton, are betting they can gather the necessary...

5/24/2018

article Deadwood gaming company back in family hands
(South Dakota) -- A Las Vegas-based gaming company’s plans to shutter its Deadwood subsidiary could have meant the end of a longtime family-owned company, A.G....

5/19/2018

article South Dakota casino owners settle disability claim for $45K
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency has reached a settlement with the owners of a South Dakota casino for refusing to hire an applicant taking prescribed medication.

5/18/2018

article Playing the Odds: South Dakota's sports gambling decision has plenty of pros and cons
(South Dakota) -- In a landmark ruling this week, the Supreme Court handed the issue of legalized sports gambling back to individual states, which means wagering on...
article Port of Yankton casino is not dead yet
(South Dakota) -- Backers of the Port Yankton casino project are turning their attention to the November 2020 election. Yankton Area Progressive Growth C.E.O. Nancy...
article South Dakota casino owners settle disability claim for $45K
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency has reached a settlement with the owners of a South Dakota casino for refusing to hire an applicant taking prescribed medication. The...

5/15/2018

article Deadwood casinos may lead push for sports betting in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday that voters would need to change the South Dakota Constitution for sports betting to become legal in the state. His...
article South Dakota sports betting would require constitutional change
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's constitution would have to be changed for legal sports betting to come to the state, Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday.

5/12/2018

article Port Yankton’s New Play
(South Dakota) -- It’s time for another roll of the dice. Supporters of a proposed Port Yankton entertainment complex are renewing their efforts to include a...

4/27/2018

article South Dakota ranked 2nd most gambling-addicted state
(South Dakota) -- A new report ranks South Dakota the 2nd most gambling addicted state in the nation. The report by the financial reporter WalletHub was released ahead...

4/3/2018

article Casinos to implement policies to monitor potential increased bike gang presence during Rally
(South Dakota) -- Following a Feb. 16 request from law enforcement for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming to ban colors in casinos during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally...

4/2/2018

article New rules approved for underage people in casinos
(South Dakota) -- New rules approved by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming are designed to more tightly regulate the presence of underage people in casinos.
article Horse racing now set in Fort Pierre
(South Dakota) -- Horse races will be taking place this spring in Fort Pierre following some doubts last fall. The Verendrye Benevolent Association had decided against...

3/29/2018

article Gaming commission adopts new age-related notification, policy rules for casinos
(South Dakota) -- Tuesday, at a public hearing to adopt proposed rule changes, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming unanimously approved the adoption of two new rules;...

3/26/2018

article Deadwood Casino Revenue Falls Seven Percent in February, HBO Movie Could Reignite Interest
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood casinos remain on life support, and February certainly didn’t help their prognoses. Data released Monday by the South Dakota Commission...
article Deadwood gaming numbers down, hotel occupancy up slightly for Feb.
(South Dakota) -- February wasn’t as kind as the previous month for Deadwood gaming numbers, according to statistics released by the South Dakota Commission on...

3/24/2018

article Deadwood gaming dips 7 percent
(South Dakota) -- The gains Deadwood gaming started the year out with are now awash, as February numbers took roughly the same 7 percent decrease as the January increase...

3/6/2018

article Deadwood gaming rule changes proposed
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood gambling halls face some potential rule changes. The state Commission on Gaming holds a public hearing Tuesday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. MT in...

3/4/2018

article Some contruction at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort could be done by April
(South Dakota) -- Some of the renovations at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort could be done as early as April. The fourth and third floor renovations of Cadillac Jack...

2/24/2018

article Deadwood gaming starts year in positive territory
(South Dakota) -- It’s a positive start to 2018 stats for the Deadwood gaming industry. January numbers reflected nearly a 7 percent overall handle increase,...

2/23/2018

article Senate keeps Port Yankton off 2018 ballot, at least for now
(South Dakota) -- The Port Yankton gambling project won’t be on the November general-election statewide ballot, the South Dakota Senate decided Thursday. Senators...
article South Dakota says no to casino industry expansion
(South Dakota) -- Senators in the US state of South Dakota have voted against a resolution that would have allowed for the inclusion of a proposal to expand the states...

2/22/2018

article South Dakota Legislature Mulls Extending Gambling Beyond Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers will debate a bill this week that proposes licensing a casino in Yankton, a city of 23,000 people where the Missouri river meets...
article South Dakota Senate votes down Yankton casino plan
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota senators have voted down a measure that would have put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the November ballot.
article Port Yankton Bill Narrowly Advances
(South Dakota) -- The road through the Legislature suddenly became longer for the Port Yankton gambling proposal to be on South Dakota’s general-election ballot...

2/21/2018

article 'Port Yankton' passes first legislative hurdle
(South Dakota) -- Could Yankton become the next deadwood? Port Yankton passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. A Senate committee approved a joint resolution to...
article Port Yankton gambling plan deadlocks Senate committee
(South Dakota) -- The road through the Legislature suddenly became longer for the Port Yankton gambling proposal to be on South Dakota’s general-election ballot this...

2/20/2018

article South Dakota lawmakers to consider Yankton casino proposal this week
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate legislation on refugee resettlement, early childhood education and a proposed casino and entertainment...

2/19/2018

article South Dakota lawmakers to weigh education and casino bills
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate legislation on early childhood education and a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton,...

2/17/2018

article Port Yankton Gets Support Of City Commission
(South Dakota) -- The City of Yankton has officially lent a voice in support of the proposed Port Yankton project. During a short special meeting Friday, the Yankton...

2/9/2018

article Gaming Commission: Keep outlaws out of Deadwood
(South Dakota) -- Some things just go together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Lennon and McCartney. Bikers and Deadwood. Except when those bikers are outlaws. And that...

2/3/2018

article A move is underway in South Dakota to expand gambling
(South Dakota) -- A move is underway in South Dakota to expand gambling options in the state. Supporters of a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton say a...

2/1/2018

article Native American tribes push back against Yankton casino plan
(South Dakota) -- Native American tribes and a Deadwood gambling association are pushing back against a proposed casino and entertainment complex in southeastern South...
article South Dakota Voters May Decide On Yankton Complex With Casino
(South Dakota) -- Several South Dakota lawmakers want voters to decide on a Deadwood-style casino in the city limits of Yankton. The Port Yankton proposal is a part of...
article Tribes from Nebraska and South Dakota unite to oppose Port Yankton
(South Dakota) -- Several tribes from South Dakota and one from Nebraska have united to oppose plans for a resort and casino in Yankton. They held a press conference...
press release The Yankton Sioux Tribe Challenges H.R. 4865
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe strongly opposed H.R. 4865, a bill introduced by South Dakota Congressional Representative Kristi Noem. In a February 1, 2018...

1/31/2018

article Yankton casino push starts at South Dakota Legislature
(South Dakota) -- Supporters of a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton are betting it would help their community and bring in millions of dollars for the...

1/6/2018

article Casino employee accused of staging robberies
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City casino employee has been arrested after police say he staged two robberies at the business. Carlos Guerrero, 28, has been charged with two...

12/24/2017

article Deadwood gaming revenues drop in 2017
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Commission on Gaming statistics released Friday show a modest increase for November gaming revenues in Deadwood casinos and a continued...

12/21/2017

article Neighborhood casinos: Sioux Falls Councilor wants city to take a stand
(South Dakota) -- A seemingly abandoned convenience store near the Denny Sanford Premier Center could be resurrected. But the owner wants to dedicate a portion of the...

12/16/2017

article Video lottery making a comeback
(South Dakota) -- Officials said Thursday that South Dakota’s video lottery revenue is nearly back to the peak reached in 2008, before voters approved the...

11/28/2017

article Deadwood gaming numbers down again
(South Dakota) -- Continuing the downward trend that has characterized industry performance for the better part of the year, Deadwood gaming numbers continued to dip in...

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