The question whether a river or the environment surrounding a river will be a gaming resort that will be home to a variety of local and international visitors will soon be answered.
At least, that is the hope that is entrenched inside the hearts of officials from Yankton area who call themselves YAPG.
Led by their president John Kramer, the YAPG are suggesting an idea that will turn the basin into a modern tourist attraction site that will comprise a complete port with a fully-fledged South Dakota casino.
If the project is finally adopted, the Yankton Growth group will start making real money online casino gambling sites a fortune for the people living in the area.
At the moment, there seems to be nothing that will come between the group and accomplishing their mission of stabling a gaming resort along River Missouri.
Among the social amenities that are covered in the initial plan by the group include music space, restaurants, convention space that will be used for meetings, river access, retail space, a casino, downtown marina, waterparks, and in order to compliment several historic structures that already exist, there will be an excursion boat.
According to financial experts contracted by the group, the plan proposes a budget of $30 million to $50 million. Plans have also been made on how the private sector will fund the project.
Speaking of what the project will be like and who it will benefit, Rob Stephenson, who is the group’s chairman, said that their aim is to establish a facility that will attract more and more people who would have the urge to invest and live in Yankton.
“We are in the verge of broadening our mission and as things are, at the moment, we need sufficient workforce who will help us put up the facility. During and after the facility, we’ll need investors and more people who will have the will to do business, and even live in Yankton,” Stephenson said this week.
New Facility To Surpass Deadwood
According to rough estimates, which are not any far from the truth, upon completion, the new facility, which will host 10 table games and 500 slot machines, will give up to $40 million in revenues every year.
It should be remembered that for several years, Deadwood, which has been surrounded by controversy, has never raised such amount in a year.
Speaking of what to expect, John Kramer said that the proposed facility will not be just a gaming resort but an entertainment center that will draw people from far and beyond Yankton.
“It’s really not our aim to establish just a casino. Nobody will be excited that YAPG built a casino, because it adds little or no value to life at all. We are establishing entertainment complexes that will bring change in people’s lives and add some value,” Kramer confirmed.
However, in order for YAPG to get all they anticipate, it has to convince the state to allow the new facility operate table games. Changing the constitution will require a process that has to start with a majority’s vote and later a referendum; this is something YAPG is aware of.