633 Main Street – (800) 336-1876
The Bullock Hotel was named for Seth Bullock, the first sheriff of Deadwood. On the site of Bullock’s hardware store, which burned down in 1894, Bullock built a 63-room hotel in 1895. The Bullock later renovated to include a casino when Deadwood legalized gambling in 1989. This brought the room total down to 28. The first floor includes a casino, bar and restaurant. The second and third floors remain a hotel.
Historic Bullock Hotel
The 28-room hotel offers one queen, one king, two queens, one full and a Jacuzzi king suite room. The rates start at $79 weekday/$129 weekend during off peak and $150/weekday to $170/weekend peak. Amenities include free wireless internet, fitness room and free bottles of water.
There are three types of hotel rooms at Bullock Hotel. The standard room comes with a full, queen or king-sized bed. There is a deluxe room with two queen beds. There is a king suite with jacuzzi tub. This room also comes with a wet bar, refrigerator and microwave.
Located inside the Bullock Hotel, Bully’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 7am-11am Wednesday and Thursday and 7am to 1pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Bullock Casino offerings
Most casino games at Bullock Hotel are penny slots. There are a few old reels like Top Dollar that operate with coins. These use the $1 denomination. The machine dispenses Deadwood $1 tokens that may be redeemed at the cashier cage.
In addition to various penny slot machines the Bullock Hotel offers Game King video poker machines. The denominations are penny, nickel and quarter.
The pay tables are the same on all denominations. The video poker payouts are about average for Deadwood. The best game is 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%). Other games include 7/5 Jacks or Better (96.14%), 9/6/4 Double Bonus (96.37%), 7/5 Double Double Bonus (95.71%), 10/8 Deuces Wild (95.96%) and 15/7/5 Joker Poker (96.74%). There are no players club or promotions available for playing video poker or slots at Bullock Hotel.
There are two Shuffle Master video blackjack machines at the Bullock Hotel. One is at the rear of the casino. The other is across from the bar.
Each of these video blackjack games have the same rules. The bet limits are $1 to $99. There is a Royal Match side bet for $1. Players may double down on any two cards before and after splitting. Surrender is also available. The dealer hits soft 17.