South Dakota: Deadwood businesses, casinos to begin reopening this week Chris Dancy, Newscenter 1 · May 6, 2020 at 3:54 pm DEADWOOD, S.D. — Good news for Deadwood, and ultimately for the South Dakota state coffers as well. The Deadwood City Commission has approved the second reading of an ordinance that will allow businesses — including casinos — to reopen. The measure passed at the Commission’s meeting Monday night. Businesses will be allowed to open their doors again this coming Thursday, May 7. Any business that does decide to reopen will have to follow all federal, state, and local COVID-19 protocols.