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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:15 AM

Casino owned by Kevin Costner closes in South Dakota

DEADWOOD — A casino owned by actor and director Kevin Costner has shut down after operating for 26 years in the western part of South Dakota.

Midnight Star in Deadwood permanently closed its doors Tuesday, leaving about 40 full- and part-time employees of the casino looking for work, the Rapid City Journal reported .

The closure comes four years after Costner put up 1,000 acres (405 hectares) he owned near Deadwood on the market for $14 million. A hotel management company, Deadwood Hospitality Resort LLC, paid about $7.5 million last year for just over 100 acres of that property.

No planned sale of the Midnight Star has been announced.

Costner opened the venue in 1991 because of his “deep love for Deadwood and the Black Hills of South Dakota and their historical importance in our country’s story,” he said. “I hoped that resurrecting and restoring the famed Phoenix Block Building would allow it, as the Midnight Star, to also become a part of the famed Deadwood story. ... I was enormously proud of what the Midnight Star became.”

Read more: http://www.capjournal.com/news/casino-owned-by-actor-closes-in-south-dakota/article_193a6920-8e0b-11e7-94b0-1746d8d14659.html

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democratisphere Sep 2017 #1

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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:56 AM

1. There are too damn many casinos everywhere.

Just like retail stores, many more may close.

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