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The South Dakota Gaming Commission – “No interactions with outlaw motorcycle gangs coming to the Black Hills” Gaming Establishments start denying entry into their facilities

By James “Hollywood” Macecari

It never ceases to amaze me when bikers make or break a cities annual coffers politicians stand up to stick it right in the bikers ass. This of course is the times we are living in. Politically Correct, give up all my rights in return for the false sense of security. What’s worse? We lay down as citizens and allow those who are suppose to work on our behalf, roll all over us with their new found power.

Deadwood Cadillac Ranch was to host one of the Big Motorcycle 1%er clubs. That was until the Gaming Board got involved and threaten to take away the gaming license. Citing the incident in Las Vegas for reasoning for the ban on places who have gaming to cater to those that are in the commissions words “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”.

So I have a couple of questions for the National Confederation of Clubs and Bikers in General.

  • Is the National Confederation of Clubs going to start filing some court cases in this?
  • Why would anyone want to attend Sturgis, travel to Deadwood and support any of these cities of towns? Afterall, it’s quiet obvious that the event has been watered down and taken over years ago by a bunch of RUBS in suits. It’s nothing but a circle jerk of wannbee idiots collecting huge amount of taxes on every dollar the vendors make. Top it off, being screwed with by the boys in blue every time a tit falls out of a shirt or a scooter is to loud.
  • Isn’t it time to wake up? See Sturgis as what it is? It’s no longer the rallies of the past where bikers go to raise hell. It’s nothing more than a huge corporate circle jerk and cash cow for the towns that cannot stand bikers. But bikers still show up by the tens of thousands? That big bad Rebel image is kinda suffering when you fall in the trap of supporting an event that can’t stand you, but hey, they will take the money and give you a big “FUCK YOU” on the way out after breaking your bank.

Here’s my prediction. Tens of thousands of bikers will continue to attend rallies like Sturgis, Daytona, Myrtle Beach and others. Continue to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cities and corporate sponsors of these events. The problem with bikers today is it’s always about “ME”, not “WE”. It’s don’t matter to anyone that an entire club got labeled as “Criminals”. It don’t matter that most in that club is hardworking blue collar men, pay their taxes, are active in charity for communities all over the nation. No, because those men wear a patch the government deems to be “Criminal”, it’s alright for them to be discriminated against. Don’t matter that more than 90% of those in 1%er clubs have no records whatsoever. But hey, they wear that patch, so the government has the right to treat them like 2nd class citizens. Shit, the government treats these illegal immigrants better then they do club  members who have no record whatsoever.

Here’s an idea. Maybe the Motorcycle Clubs should start to “Boycott” these rallies. I can bet if you give it a good 5 years without attending one of these corporate parties, people will start seeing the effects of how important motorcycle clubs are to these types of events.

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Source: Rapid City Journal

DEADWOOD | The South Dakota Gaming Commission is taking a fresh look at regulations governing licensed gambling and hospitality operations and their potential interactions with outlaw motorcycle gangs coming to the Black Hills. The five-member commission, at its quarterly meeting in Deadwood on Friday, said it is seeking suggestions from the gaming and hospitality industry on changes to regulations, which currently bar licensed gaming establishments from doing business with “persons of notorious or unsavory reputation,” the regulations state. “In an overabundance of caution, we’re looking at outlaw motorcycle gangs and what rules and regulations should we have in Deadwood that continue to keep people safe,” said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association.

“Given what’s happened in other gaming jurisdictions like Las Vegas, there’s just more sensitivity to making sure we’re doing the right thing.”Caleb Arceneaux, CEO of Liv Hospitality, which operates Cadillac Jacks Resort of Deadwood, said the hotel responded to a call to bid on hosting an internationally known motorcycle gang for a national gathering in Deadwood later this year. Arceneaux said Cadillac Jacks was the successful bidder and made an agreement to host the group. But that prompted an email from Craig Sparrow, gaming commission director of enforcement, citing state regulations threatening disciplinary action for any licensed state gaming establishment “catering to, assisting, employing, or associating with, either socially or in business affairs, persons of notorious or unsavory reputation,” the regulation reads in part.

The regulation also denies association with persons “who have extensive police records, persons who have defied congressional investigative committees or other officially constituted bodies acting on behalf of the United States or any state, or persons who are associated with or support known criminal organizations.” Arceneaux said Cadillac Jacks decided against hosting the group.

 Gaming commission executive secretary Larry B. Eliason said the commission took up the issue because of the large numbers of people coming to the Black Hills, especially during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. “It’s common knowledge that the Sturgis motorcycle rally draws a lot of people to the area, including virtually every organization that’s been identified by law enforcement as outlaw motorcycle gangs involved in criminal activities,” Eliason said. The commission, Rodman said, is not necessarily concerned with individuals or small groups who may be associated with gangs coming into town during the August motorcycle rally or any other time of the year.

“The motorcycle folks enjoy Deadwood and we enjoy having them,” Rodman said. “We just want to make sure we’re keeping it safe for everybody.” Liv Hospitality attorney Roger Tellinghuisen suggested the commission offer guidance on dealing with individuals who may call to make reservations for themselves or a very small group, while not disclosing belonging to a gang. “Give the operators some guidance in what they can do,” Tellinghuisen said. “We’re trying to do it the other way around,” said commission vice-chairman Dennis McFarland of Sioux Falls. “We’re letting the industry write some suggestions, rather than the commission passing some rules that are unenforceable, because the industry knows a lot more than this commission does.”

Eliason asked that suggestions on changes to the regulations regarding outlaw motorcycle groups be submitted to the commission by March 16.

The issue will be taken up at the commission’s next meeting, set for March 27, at a location to be determined, he said.

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1 comment

  1. One of the oldest biker rallies Laconia, NH has gone down the same road as the other rallies. It use to be a 3 day event, Fri, Sat, Sun and a good time was packed into those 3 days. Now it’s like 1 week or maybe 10 days I don’t remember because I gave up on it years ago.. I use to go to party, then I just went for the tee shirts, then I just stopped.. They succeeded in cutting the heart out of the event and what a shame.. To many cops and rubs and not enough bikers = shitfest…


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