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Deadwood Gaming Continues Strong Recovery in April


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DEADWOOD, S.D. (0521/2021) - According to statistics released yesterday by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the April 2021 gaming handle showed a 30.53% increase over April 2019, as Deadwood casinos were shuttered in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with slot machine handle increasing by 30.77% when compared to April 2019. The table game handle increased by 26.82% when compared to 2019 April’s table game handle. Deadwood gaming operators rewarded players with $1,557,471 in "free-play" for the month of April, leaving taxable adjusted gross revenues of $8,272,523 for April of 2021. Deadwood’s April YTD numbers puts 2021 revenues up 87.52% over 2020 and up 37.44% over 2019.

"Deadwood continues its strong growth in gaming revenues as South Dakota gears up for an exceptional summer tourism season,” said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association. "This continued growth trend highlights Deadwood as a gaming destination with national appeal.” 

Deadwood gaming is currently planning for the September start of legal sports wagering with the SD Commission on Gaming passing the first of the sports wagering rules this week. 


Mike Rodman
Deadwood Gaming Association
(605) 391-8813


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