Deadwood gaming revenue continues to show declineDEADWOOD (AP) — Gambling revenue continues the downward spiral in Deadwood.
DEADWOOD (AP) — Gambling revenue continues the downward spiral in Deadwood.
State figures released this week show Deadwood casinos collected $9.7 million in August.
This is down 4.8 percent from the $10.6 million collected last August and the eighth consecutive month of decline.
Officials attribute the decline to the economy and the smoking ban that went into effect in November.
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce president George Milos said the chamber continues to do everything it can to attract people to the area.
He says 10,000 people attended August’s Kool Deadwood Nites but it was still not enough to produce an upswing for the gambling industry.