RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) – While interest in sports betting was down slightly, statistics for November show Deadwood’s gaming grip is up more than 30% from the previous year.

The “handle” is the amount of money people bet. In Deadwood last month, it was $ 116,195,174. Most have gone through slot machines. A side note is that penny slots make up $ 83,565,400 of the city’s overall grip.

The handful of sports betting did not even hit the million dollar mark, settling at $ 717,774. Professional football matches are the most popular to bet on, $ 376,427. Which is the least popular? Professional golf at only $ 196; and there was no payment.

The slot machine payout was 91.25 percent. Table games brought in 80.66% and sports betting 89.56%.

Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association, says good weather and events have helped people stay interested in gaming; not to mention the recent addition of sports betting.

The gross revenues of the gaming industry were $ 10,265,947. This is an increase of 37% from November 2020.

Click here to view South Dakota’s monthly summary of gaming statistics for November 2021.

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