Silverado is on the south end of downtown Deadwood on Main Street. Its sister property, the Franklin, is across the street. The two casinos use the same players clubs and promotions. Slot tickets and chips earned at one may be redeemed at the other. Silverado’s hotel is at Franklin.
Silverado table games
Silverado offers a wide variety of table games. Blackjack is the most common. The game uses six decks. Players may double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. There are six blackjack limits that use two different limit structures. Four tables have $5 to $100 limits. The other two are $25 to $500. The rules are the same at each.
There are six other types of table games spread at Silverado:
- Three Card Poker – $5 to $100 (three tables)
- Four Card Poker – $5 to $100
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em – $5 to $25 with up to $100 on trips
- Double zero roulette – $5 to $100
- Let it Ride – $5 to $25
- High Card Flush – $5 to $25
Silverado is the only casino in Deadwood that spreads Let it Ride or High Card Flush.
Video table games
There are two video table games at Silverado. There is Big Six and double zero roulette. Both have a $1 minimum bet.
Silverado poker room
There are five tables in the Silverado poker room. The standard game is 2-20 spread limit Texas Hold’em. There are special games on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Tuesday game is dealer’s choice between Texas Hold’em and Omaha high/low. There is an hourly high hand from 2pm to 6pm for Texas Hold’em. The Friday game is 2-20 spread limit Omaha high/low.
Silverado poker tournaments
Silverado spreads three poker tournaments each week. All are no limit Texas Hold’em. The Thursday game is $98. It starts at 6:30pm. There is a $32 tournament on Saturdays at 3pm. On Sundays, there is a $43 tournament. Each buy-in amount includes the $10 staff bonus.
The South Dakota State Poker Championship is held at Silverado every year. It is a stop on the Mid-States Poker Tour. The buy-in is $1,100 with $1,000 going to the prize pool. The guaranteed prize pool is $100,000. The poker room offers many satellites and promotions that give players a chance to enter the South Dakota State Poker Championship at a discount.
Silverado poker promotions
Players that join the loyalty club can clock in at the poker room. This returns $0.50 per hour. However, there are hourly rate multipliers on certain days. Currently, these are Wednesdays and Fridays.
The poker room takes a $1 jackpot drop that funds promotions. For Texas Hold’em, players that make four of a kind with a pocket pair win $50. A straight flush pays $100. A royal flush wins $250. Quads must use a pocket pair. Straight and royal flushes must use both hole cards.
There is a bad beat jackpot that hits when a player loses at least four of a kind. Quads must be a pocket pair. Straight and royal flushes must use both hole cards.
Players clocked in with a rewards card earn points that qualify for drawings. Every two hours of standard play wins one ticket for a drawing for a car. Once a month, the casino gives this away. There are 30 qualifiers that each win free play plus the chance to start the car to win it.
Winners may opt out for the car. The other options are $10,000 in cash or $12,000 in free play.
Players that are clocked in may also win casino-wide hot seat drawings. These are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Silverado video poker
The video poker at Silverado is among the worst in Deadwood. All games return below 95 percent. There are only seven video poker machines at Silverado. These machines also spread keno. There are over 100 slots.
Silverado casino promotions
All promotions require membership in the Silverado players club. Players earn one point for every $333 wagered. Point multipliers do not apply to video poker, live poker, live tables or video table games.
On Mondays, players that earn 100 points win a free buffet. The Tuesday promotion is a point multiplier. Players spin a wheel before getting into action for the day. The top multiplier is 12 times.
There is a hot seat drawing three days a week. It runs from 5pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, it is offered from noon to 5pm. The entry level card wins $50. Players with gold status receive $100. Platinum winners get $150. Millionaire players win $200.
The only restaurant at Silverado is a buffet. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. It offers brunch on weekends. Prime rib is served at all meals. Lunch and Saturday brunch is $13.95. Dinner is $18.95 Sunday through Thursday. Brunch on Sunday is $16.95. The buffet offers crab legs on Friday and Saturday nights. It runs $29.95.