- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Data released by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming show the amount waged in machines and on tables in Deadwood fell in April from a year earlier.

The Black Hills Pioneer (https://bit.ly/281T7RM ) reports there was roughly $86.3 million bet in machines and on tables in April by gamers in Deadwood. That’s down roughly 9.2 percent from April 2015. That total also fell in March from March 2015.

The industry in April had about $7.9 million in taxable adjusted gross revenue.

“Deadwood continues to feel the regional economic impacts,” Deadwood Gaming Association executive director Mike Rodman said. “The ongoing inactivity of the North Dakota oilfields and the layoffs in the Wyoming coal sector continue to impact Deadwood. However, we continue to be thankful for the popularity of craps, roulette, and keno and their positive impact on table game revenues.”

About $5.8 million was bet on table games in April, an increase of roughly 24.2 percent from April 2015. There was roughly $80.5 million bet on slot machines in April, which was down about 10.9 percent from the same month a year earlier.

About $332 million has been bet on slot machines so far in 2016, a decline of about 1.7 percent from the same point in 2015. Roughly $23.2 million has been bet so far this year on table games, up about 10.6 percent from at the same time last year.

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Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, https://www.bhpioneer.com


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