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Deadwood Gaming

Welcome to Deadwood!

The Deadwood Gaming Association (DGA) is the only non-profit association representing the interests of South Dakota’s commercial casino industry. Founded in 1990, the association represents the gaming industry before the legislature, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, and the Deadwood City Commission. Together, these businesses in Deadwood are the entertainment of choice for over a million people annually, generating enormous economic impact throughout South Dakota from out-of-state visitors to Deadwood. Our casinos are also good corporate citizens, contributing numerous resources to the local and state economies. Last year, despite the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Deadwood casinos contributed over $14,553,000 in gaming tax revenue for historic preservation, tourism promotion, Lawrence County and its municipalities and schools, the State of South Dakota’s general fund and other governmental entities.

To learn more about gaming in Deadwood, click the navigation links to the left (desktop) or below (mobile).

Statement on Sports Wagering Legislation

DEADWOOD, S.D. (01/03/2020) –We continue to be grateful to the voters of South Dakota for their support of Deadwood gaming and are happy to announce that we are supporting SB 44, with its amendments, which is Governor Noem’s enabling legislation on allowing legal sports wagers in Deadwood. Giving Deadwood the tools it needs to stay competitive nationally as an integrated gaming destination with legal sports wagering is greatly appreciated.

Deadwood will continue to uphold its promises to the people of South Dakota as great partners with South Dakota Departments of Tourism and Historic Preservation, along with our contributions to Deadwood Historic Preservation, Lawrence County, and area school districts and municipalities through gaming revenue taxes.

We look forward to working with the legislature to get Senate Bill 44 passed so Governor Noem can sign it and we can implement the voters’ wishes for legal sports wagering. Hopefully, we will be able to accept sports wagers by late summer.

Thank you again for your support of Deadwood.


Mike Rodman
Executive Director
Deadwood Gaming Association
PO Box 354
Deadwood, SD 57732

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