Deadwood casino gaming handle hits US$1bn

Wagers are up 45.04 per cent for the year to date.
Wagers are up 45.04 per cent for the year to date.

The South Dakota Commission on Gaming has reported that the casino’s August gaming handle increased 18.63 per cent over August 2020.

US.- According to a report from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, Deadwood casinos’ August gaming handle increased 18.63 per cent over August 2020 and now tops US$1bn for the year to date. 

In August, visitors to Deadwood’s casinos spent more than US$142m: $133m on slot machines and nearly US$9.2m on table game bets. Casinos saw taxable adjusted gross revenue of nearly US$13.2m and paid US$1.19m in taxes to various state, county and local government entities.

This $1bn on wagers through the first eight months of 2021, represents an increase of 45.04 per cent over 2020. Slot machines have handled nearly US$945m, up 44.19 per cent over 2020. Table game revenue for the year to date is up 59.32 per cent at US$62m.

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