Midnight Star casino in Deadwood closes its doors

It's not good news for the Deadwood gaming industry Tuesday

We have confirmation that the Midnight Star Casino closed as of this morning.
A sign on the front door says only that the Midnight Star will be closed today.
An employee of the casino told us that they were told it is closing permanently.
And employee also said it was a long time coming.
The Midnight Star ... owned by actor Kevin Costner ... had been a fixture in downtown Deadwood since gaming returned in 1989.
Jake's Restaurant on the Midnight Star's upper level closed last year.