I like how Bob Mercer accurately rephrases the Deadwood gambling report as losses for our visitors:
Deadwood’s gambling crowds in June lost $11,758,459.56 in slot machines and $1,376,396.02 on table games.
The losses were bigger than during the similar month last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for June 2019, according to the latest numbers released from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming[Bob Mercer, “Deadwood’s June Gambling Action Was Strong,” KELO-TV, 2021.07.26].
I feel a new Tourism slogan coming on…Deadwood: Your Loss Is Our Gain! South Dakota Is for Losers! And for our hispanohablante high rollers, Dakota del Sur—¡Sea un Perdedor!
The house always wins, and South Dakota’s house doesn’t want to pay its taxes, so keep on rolling those dice, tourists!