Hit the jackpot at one of the many casinos in the Black Hills! Deadwood is an oasis for tourists and gamblers alike, with a jaw-dropping 30 casinos now operating in the city. In addition to these casinos, there are several tribal casinos throughout the state. The Prairie Wind Casino & Hotel operates in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
In a recent study by WalletHub, it was found that South Dakota leads the country in number of casinos per capita. The state is also second in gaming machines per capita.
In 1988, Deadwood took a gamble and legalized gambling. At the time, it was only legal in the state of Nevada and Atlantic City. It paid off as $145 million in bets were waged within eight months. The tax revenue was used to revitalize the town and support historic preservation. Live roulette, keno, and craps are now allowed within the town.
Ready to try your luck? Visit some of the popular casinos including: Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Silverado, Mineral Palace Casino, Deadwood Mountain Grand, First Gold Hotel and Gaming, Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort, and Gold Dust Casino