Sioux Falls Video Lottery 4-Plex Casino deferred

A few years ago the council took the idiotic step of allowing two separate casinos in the same building with a door separating them. State law says you can only have a maximum of 10 machines per casino space/address. So they pull this little trick of separating the casinos by suite number and they can max out machines.

I knew if they approved this with all their fancy conditional uses like separate bathrooms, entrances, chain link fences, separate coolers, etc, that the sh!t would run down hill. I think there have been several applications put in for other locations.

Tonight, councilor Starr had had enough and 5 out of the 7 councilors present decided to defer the use until they can hear from the applicant who was not present tonight. (Jensen and Soehl voted it down)

As you can see below, the applicant wants to put 4 casinos next to each other in the same strip mall with different suite addresses so they can max out at 40 machines.

I have long known the council to be nuttless when it comes to challenging the state when it comes to telephone booth casinos, but isn’t it time they put a middle finger up and finally say we have had enough of these sh!tholes. Let the state sue us! I welcome the lawsuit! Maybe we can finally allow the city council to legally tell VL casino applicants to go away and stop any new casinos from opening in this city ever again.

The council can deny the applicant based on suitable location, we will see how this dog and pony show goes.


#1 "Woodstock" on 08.16.22 at 9:08 pm

“Say, do you remember when Heidepriem wanted to put casinos next to the Grand Falls Casino, but on the South Dakota side?”…. “Whatever happened to that idea?”….
#”Democrats”4Casinos #IThinkJanklowPutHimUpToThat

#2 anonymous on 08.17.22 at 2:41 pm

Applicant didn’t even bother to show up.

How do you spell arrogance!

One of the usual suspects, most likely……

#3 Observer on 08.17.22 at 8:51 pm

This happened in Deadwood when gambling was legalized. Those 3 story buildings with 2 vacant stories on main street were subdivided into multiple suites in order to cram more slot machines into the casino.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.18.22 at 1:22 pm

Actually, this all began in the 1970s around here, when Charlie Johnson used to get around strip club ordinances in this town by having the dancers separated from the patrons at his place with the help of a glass wall and two different legal addresses for the dancers and the patrons… Wow! Talk about transparency….

AND, not that I was ever there. I was too young, well, I never would have gone anyhow. I just read about it in the Argus back then. 🙂

#5 "Woodstock" on 08.18.22 at 1:24 pm

“Yep, that’s definitely some transparency”…..


#6 "Woodstock" on 08.18.22 at 1:32 pm

“Say, does anyone else remember that old Argus jingle: ‘It’s all in the Argus, YEAH!”…? …”

#7 The Guy From Guernsey on 08.22.22 at 7:21 am

I don’t recall the jingle, but were that jingle true today – the news of our lives is really of the lightweight variety … and only 6 days per week.

#8 The Guy From Guernsey on 08.22.22 at 7:27 am

F & L in SF,
Fond memories of Larpenteur Ave in St Paul.

#9 F&LinSF on 08.25.22 at 9:13 pm

I am not familiar with a Larpenteur Ave, but it sounds a lot like a Carpenter Avenue, which most likely would be a lane of creativity with the help of some wood, if you know what I mean.

#10 "Woodstock" on 08.25.22 at 9:18 pm

“Yep, today the jingle for the Argus would have to be: ‘The food trucks are all in the Argus, YEAH!'”…. “And since they don’t print on Saturdays anymore, which one of the ‘cousins’ is publishing it now?”… “I know a lot of Christians still read it, however”… “They’re known to love tacos, Tuesday or not”….