Could water baptize a river district in to a entertainment and casino destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area growth that is progressive believe it may.
Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff talks in regards to the proposed Port Yankton project that includes a casino. It really is being organized by Yankton Area modern Growth group and its president John Kramer (left).
The group introduced a plan earlier in the day this week to build an area near the Missouri River that would come with a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, meeting space, waterparks, retail space, a downtown marina and an excursion watercraft 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 absolutely 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 slots and 10 table games, and along with hotel revenue, would bring within an estimated $32-$40 million annually. Deadwood, which has had debate expansion that is surrounding has seven gaming spots to make bets within the historic city where Wild Bill Hickok was shot dead at a poker table in 1876.
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