DEADWOOD, S.D. — The South Dakota Commission on Gaming released statistics Tuesday showing the Deadwood December gaming handle was up 11.45% over December of 2020, with slot machine handle increasing by 10.61% when compared to December 2020.
The table game handle increased by 13.14% when compared to 2020 December’s table game handle.
Deadwood gaming operators rewarded players with $1,561,382 in “free-play” for the month of December, leaving taxable adjusted gross revenues of $10,094,677 for December of 2021.
Deadwood’s 2021 year-end revenues are up 34.93% over 2020 and up 31.76% over 2019, the last full year of gaming revenues.
“What an incredible year for Deadwood gaming,” said Deadwood Gaming Association Executive Director Mike Rodman. “It has been an unbelievable rebound from the pandemic impacts. Deadwood has blossomed on the national stage as an integrated gaming destination.”