In 30 years, Gaming Has Revitalized And Challenged Deadwood


As Deadwood saunters into its 30th year with legalized gaming, the Wild West town made famous by Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and a posse of western legends doesn’t resemble its former self.


The historic place perched in the highest reaches of the northern Black Hills once glittered with gold from a rush for riches that began in 1876, bringing with it saloons, shootouts and rabble-rousers, as well as a crowd of would-be miners, merchants and madams, all searching for their private Eldorado.


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