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Deadwood Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 137 photos

Deadwood South Dakota in the 1980's wanted to become a tourist mecca so they brought in gambling. They wanted to really draw people so they asked for a $100 bet top limit instead of a $5 limit like every where else. This had to be voted on by the people of South Dakota. They did approve it but a large percentage of the profit goes to the South Dakota Department of Tourism. The state took away their state funding and told them that they had to work with the only the gambling money. Now they get more money than they ever did with state funding. So now Deadwood has returned to its orgin when it was a base for gold miners.

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  • In a nutshell:Slot Machines and restored Buildings
  • Last visit to Deadwood: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2005 at 12:06 PM

    Thanks for the tips on Deadwood, I especially found your intro interesting.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2004 at 9:02 PM

    So few pages on Deadwood. This place is a must for travelers to South Dakota. Beats Murdo and Kadoka without question.


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