Deadwood hotel/casino closes, putting 23 people out of work

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – 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 Celebrity Hotel and Casino General Manager Ken Gienger cited insufficient gambling revenue. The property is being turned over to a bank, and people with reservations are being contacted.

The business owned by a Nebraska man and his daughter employed 15 full-time and eight part-time workers. It opened 20 years ago.

Information from: Black Hills Pioneer,

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