Could water baptize a river district into a entertainment and casino destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) believe it can.
Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff speaks in regards to the proposed Port Yankton project that includes a casino. Its being arranged by Yankton Area growth that is progressive and its president John Kramer (left).
The group offered a plan earlier this week to construct an area near the Missouri River that would incorporate a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, meeting space, waterparks, retail space, a downtown marina plus 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 bit that is little realizing, from a workforce standpoint, we really need individuals,’ YAPG chairman Rob Stephenson said. ‘We really need people who myfreepokies.com want to live and stay in Yankton.’
Modeled After Deadwood
The casino would add 500 slots and 10 table games, and along with hotel revenue, would bring in a estimated $32-$40 million yearly. Deadwood, which has had controversy surrounding expansion, has seven gaming spots to make wagers in the historic city where crazy Bill Hickok ended up being shot dead at a poker table in 1876.
YAPG president John Kramer said the entertainment center would be much more th