304 Cliff Street | Deadwood Gulch Website
The Deadwood Gulch property is currently closed. The hotel is expected to reopen around March 1, 2021. The casino’s estimated return time is July 2021. Read the Deadwood Gulch sold story on our blog.
Deadwood Gulch is located on the outskirts of Deadwood near the Lead city limits on Highway 85 South. Deadwood Gulch attracts many bus tours from out of state and the casino floor is often busy, even during the off-peak season. This is unusual for a casino in its part of town.
In addition to gaming, Deadwood Gulch offers a variety of amenities. These include a hotel, bakery, fudge shop, liquor store and restaurant. The Deadwood Trolley will take visitors to Main Street and other attractions from Deadwood Gulch.
Deadwood Gulch Slot Machines
Deadwood Gulch offers a variety of slot machines in denominations starting at one cent up to $5. Both video slots and old-fashioned reel slots are available.
Deadwood Gulch Video Poker
Deadwood Gulch video poker offerings are like most Deadwood video poker offerings. There are two banks of video poker machines. In one bank there are nine games available on the Game Kings. The best game is the high variance Double Double Bonus Poker Plus. It pays back 95.1%. Other offerings on this bank are 6/5 Jacks or Better (95%), 10/8/5 Bonus Poker (94.18%), 7/5 Double Bonus (93.1%), 6/5 Double Double Bonus (94.65%), 15/10 Deuces Wild (94.82%), 6/5 Joker Poker (94.27%), 6/5 Triple Double Bonus Poker (93.86%) and 7/5 Blackjack Poker (94.9%). Denominations are penny, nickel, quarter, half dollar and dollar. The pay scales are identical on all denominations.
The other set of video poker machines offer nickel, quarter and dollar denominations. These games are a bit better than the other bank. The best game, coming in at 97.58%, is 20/12 Deuces Wild. Other games include 9/6/4 Double Bonus (96.4%), 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%), 6/5 Jacks or Better (95%), 7/5 Joker Poker (95.32%) and 7/5 Double Double Bonus (95.71%).
When playing video poker and slot machines, players earn 1 point for every $3 wagered. Every $300 wagered earns $1 in free play. This makes the return .33%. Free play can be activated directly on the slot machines using your player’s card and PIN number. Players are also mailed personalized offers that include free slot play and free hotel rooms. This players card also works at the Deadwood Gulch Casino on Main Street. This is a small slot parlor across from Tin Lizzie. The only game available besides slots at Deadwood Gulch on Main Street is South Dakota video lottery machines.
Deadwood Gulch Hotel
The Deadwood Gulch hotel offers both interior hotel rooms as well as exterior motel type rooms. The hotel is located at the end of the Mickelson Trail, which is convenient for guests that would like to take advantage of the trail for biking, hiking or snowmobiling. The hotel offers internet access. Off season rates start at $45 weekday and $69 weekends. Summer rates start at $119 weekday and $149 weekend but can vary greatly depending on events that are being held in Deadwood.
Deadwood Gulch Dining
The Creekside Restaurant is open from 7am-3pm daily in the winter and until 9pm in the summer. Breakfast is served from 7-11am Monday-Saturday, 7am-noon on Sunday. Lunch is served after 11am and includes salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Dinner, served from 5pm-9pm, includes all the items available for lunch plus chicken, steak, seafood and pork entrees. There is a daily special as well. A kid’s menu is also available.
The Fireside Lounge offers lunch and dinner. It is located at the bar inside the casino. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches and fried food.