Could water baptize a river district as a entertainment and casino destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area modern Growth (YAPG) believe it can.
Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff talks in regards to the proposed Port Yankton project that includes a casino. It’s being organized by Yankton Area growth that is progressive and its president John Kramer (left).
The team provided a plan earlier this week to build a location near the Missouri River that would incorporate a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, meeting space, waterparks, retail room, a downtown marina as well as an excursion watercraft to compliment the historic buildings already here. The fee 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 really need people,’ YAPG chairman Rob Stephenson said. ‘We really need people whom want to live and stay static in Yankton.’
Modeled After Deadwood
The casino would include 500 slots and 10 table games, and along with hotel revenue, would bring in a estimated $32-$40 million annually. Deadwood, which includes had controversy expansion that is surrounding has seven gaming spots to make wagers into the historic city where crazy Bill Hickok was shot dead at a poker table in 1876.
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