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(SD)-Costner's Deadwood Casino Closes Down

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/30/2017 11:56 PM
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - A Deadwood casino owned by actor and director Kevin Costner has shut down after 26 years. The Midnight Star permanently closed its doors Tuesday, leaving about 40 full- and part-time employees of the casino looking for work. There's no word on any sale of the casino.
     Costner opened Midnight Star in 1991 because of what he called his "deep love for Deadwood and the Black Hills of South Dakota." The casino was decorated with Costner's movie memorabilia, especially from the Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves...much of which was filmed in the area.
     The closure comes four years after Costner put 1,000 acres he owned near Deadwood on the market for $14 million dollars. A hotel management company bought just over 100 acres of that for about $7.5 million.


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