The Midnight Star Gaming Emporium, owned by actor Kevin Costner, in Deadwood, S.D., is shown Feb. 21. Deadwood was a dying community with no preservation budget before gambling was re-legalized in 1989. Since then, the city’s gambling revenues have steadily climbed. Now the town is confronting another challenge: How to keep its rough-and-tumble aesthetics while still offering the comfort, convenience and profitability of a 21st century gambling spot that draws 2 million tourists each year.
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