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

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

Could water baptize a river district as a casino and entertainment destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area modern Growth (YAPG) believe it could.

Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff speaks about the proposed Port Yankton project that includes a casino. It really is being arranged by Yankton Area growth that is progressive as well as its president John Kramer (left).

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

‘We’re continuing to broaden our mission a little bit and realizing, from a workforce standpoint, we actually need individuals,’ YAPG chairman Rob Stephenson said. ‘We really require people who want to live and stay in Yankton.’

Modeled After Deadwood

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

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