Casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota had a solid month of August after two months of lower revenues, as adjusted gross revenues hit $14.9 million.
Handle for the month was $166 million, up 16.6% from last year, although down 1.6% and 8% from June and July of this year. Slot revenue was up 17.7%, and for the year, handle is up 0.5% from last year.
Table game handle was down 2.9% when compared to last year, and for the year to date, handle is down 5.5%.
Sportsbetting handle was $266,673, with a loss to players coming in at $59,052.
For the year to date, gamblers have bet just about $1 billion, up 0.5% from last year. Slot handle is $950 million, while table game handle is $59 million. Sportsbetting handle is just shy of $4 million.
Deadwood is a small town in the western portion of the state, and is known for having housed a gold-rush town in the 1800s. The city has 20 casinos within its limits, with 2,555 slot machines and 86 gaming tables.