Midnight Star Casino

677 Main Street | 605-578-1555 | Casino Website

The Midnight Star is one of the original Deadwood casinos. It is on Main Street. Midnight Star was opened by actor Kevin Costner in 1991. He loved the Black Hills and wanted to be part of its newest industry.

The Midnight Star became a popular visit for Deadwood tourists checking out the celebrity’s casino. However, it was not popular among locals. The casino was known for not being kind to people that lived around Deadwood. This turned into a big problem when the popularity of the tourist town dropped after the “Deadwood” TV show stopped and the Great Recession started. 

The attitude towards locals came back to bite Midnight Star. Costner closed Midnight Star in 2017 after years of it being mostly void of gamblers. It was purchased by its current owners and reopened in 2020

Midnight Star offers slots, video poker, a table game pit, sportsbook, casino bar, event space and Diamond Lil’s Bar & Grill. Jake’s, the popular dinner destination during the Costner years, did not return under the new ownership. 

The casino opens at 10am daily. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 3am on weekends. 

Midnight Star casino games

The casino at Midnight Star is small. There are a few dozen slot machines on the first floor. Table games are found at the top of the stairs on the second floor. The available options are double deck blackjack, six-deck blackjack, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The bet limits are typically $5 to $100. Table games open at noon daily. 

The BETKOTA sportsbook is available at Midnight Star. It is operated by a South Dakota company based in Harrisburg. The BETKOTA betting counter is located just inside the front door of Midnight Star. It opens at noon Wednesday through Sunday. The sportsbook counter closes at midnight on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is open until 2am on weekends. The sportsbook is dark on Monday and Tuesday.

A sports betting kiosk is available during hours when the sportsbook is closed. Winning tickets may be redeemed at the casino cage when the sportsbook is closed.

Diamond Lil’s

Diamond Lil’s is located upstairs at Midnight Star in Deadwood. It offers a lunch and dinner menu, as well as a full bar. There are 14 televisions. It is a great place to watch sporting events after placing a wager downstairs at the BETKOTA book. 

The menu at Diamond Lil’s is simple. It consists of buffalo wings, burgers, steaks, salmon, chicken tenders, soup and salads. It also has a kid’s menu. Diamond Lil’s is open noon to 8pm on Thursday and Sunday and noon to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Midnight Star Deadwood FAQs

Is Midnight Star open 24 hours?

No. It opens at 10am daily. It closes at midnight during the week and 3am on weekends.

Are minors allowed in Midnight Star?

Yes. Minors may visit the restaurant, where there is a kid’s menu.

Does Midnight Star have a hotel?

There is no hotel at Midnight Star.

Does Midnight Star offer table games?

Yes. It has blackjack, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The pit opens at noon daily. It is located upstairs. 

Is there a sportsbook at Midnight Star?

Yes. There is a BETKOTA sportsbook counter and kiosk at Midnight Star.