Deadwood Gaming has another down month in April

DEADWOOD, S.D. –The severe winter winter got much of the blame for a year-to-year drop in Deadwood’s gaming revenues in April.

The state gaming commission says last month’s overall handle was down just over 13 percent from April 2021. The slot machine handle fell by 13.73 percent.

Table games were down 7 percent and sports wagering came in at $368,000 —  the lowest monthly total since sports betting began last September.

“Deadwood gaming numbers were impacted by severe weekend winter weather in April,” said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association.

Deadwood kicks off its summer season on Memorial Day weekend, featuring Deadwood Alive’s Shootouts on Main Street, evening concerts at Outlaw Square — featuring the likes of Hank Williams Jr. — and the Backed When They Bucked outdoor rodeo at the Deadwood Event Center.

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