Could water baptize a river district right into a entertainment and casino destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area modern Growth (YAPG) believe it could.

Former State Senator Bernie Hunhoff talks in regards to the proposed Port Yankton project that includes a casino. Its being arranged by Yankton Area growth that is progressive as well as its president John Kramer (left).

The team delivered a plan earlier in the day this week to build a location near the Missouri River that would include a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, convention space, waterparks, retail area, a downtown marina and an excursion ship to compliment the historic buildings already here. The cost will be 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 want to live and remain in Yankton.’

Modeled After Deadwood

The casino would include 500 slot machines and 10 table games, and along with hotel revenue, would bring in a estimated $32-$40 million annually. Deadwood, which includes had debate expansion that is surrounding has seven gaming spots to make wagers into the historic town where crazy Bill Hickok was shot dead at a poker table in 1876.

YAPG president John Kramer said the entertainment Read more