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Deadwood Gambling Affected By October Storm

Deadwood Gambling Affected By October Storm

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A surprise October storm that wreaked havoc on the Black Hills took its toll on gambling in Deadwood.

Officials say gambling numbers took a double-digit hit for the month compared to the previous year.

Total gross revenues for October 2013 compared to October 2012 were down from $9.4 million to $7.9 million, a decrease of 16.4 percent.

Deadwood Mayor Chuck Turbiville attributes a majority of the decline to the blizzard. He says the town was shut down for five days and “everything came to a sudden halt.”

Revenues for the year in Deadwood are down by $2.8 million, or just under 3 percent.

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