Yankton, South Dakota Officials Float Idea of Casino Near Downtown River

Yankton, South Dakota Officials Float Idea of Casino Near Downtown River

Could water slot sites with cleopatra baptize a river district as a casino and activity destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area growth that is progressive believe it can.

Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff speaks in regards to the proposed Port Yankton task that includes a casino. It is being organized by Yankton Area growth that is progressive as well as its president John Kramer (left).

The team introduced a plan earlier this week to build an area near the Missouri River that would include a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, meeting space, waterparks, retail room, a downtown marina and an excursion boat to compliment the historic structures already here. The cost could be between $30-50 million and would be privately funded by investors.

‘We’re continuing to broaden our mission a bit that is little realizing, from a workforce point of view, we really need people,’ YAPG chairman Rob Stephenson said. ‘We really need people whom want to live and remain in Yankton.’

Modeled After Deadwood

The casino would consist of 500 slot machines and 10 table games, and along with hotel revenue, would bring in a estimated $32-$40 million yearly. Deadwood, that has had controversy expansion that is surrounding has seven gaming spots to make wagers in the historic city where Wild Bill Hickok ended up being shot dead at a poker table in 1876.

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