When compared to March 2017, gaming revenue in Deadwood declined by 5% in March 2018, as reported by the Black Hills Pioneer. A total of $89.3 million was played by patrons to Deadwood’s casinos in March, generating approximately $8.3 million in taxable revenue. Of the total revenue, about $750,000 was collected as state tax.
While gaming revenue was down in March, hotel stays increased by 3% when compared to the same time last year. Occupancy rates for the city’s hotels was 41.6%, up from 38.6% in March 2017. However, Deadwood was still well below the national occupancy rate of 68.5%.
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