Many Deadwood casinos reopened this morning at 8am. It is the only commercial gaming market in the country to do so after the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shuttered the entire industry. Casinos that chose to open offer slots, and a few brought live table games back. One casino reopened its poker room.
Main Street in Deadwood was quiet as a cold rain mixed with snow fell on the town. Casinos reported some customers returning to play. However, there were no crowds to create social distancing problems.
First casino poker room in country opens in Deadwood
Cadillac Jack’s reopened its poker room. Its first game was four-handed 3-50 spread limit Texas Hold’em. There is a single $3 blind to the left of the button. Four is the maximum number of seats Cadillac Jack’s permits at its poker tables during the first phase of operations.
The other three poker rooms in Deadwood – Saloon No.10, Silverado and The Lodge – have not yet reopened. Saloon No.10 announced that its casino will not welcome customers back until May 21. It will not offer table games or poker at that time. Silverado and The Lodge reopened casinos but not poker rooms.
Deadwood casinos that reopened May 7 with only slots
- Buffalo Bodega
- Comfort Inn (video lottery only)
- Deadwood Mountain Grand
- Deadwood Station
- Mineral Palace
- Super 8
- The Lodge
Deadwood casinos that reopened May 7 with slots and table games
- Cadillac Jack’s
- Gold Dust
- Tin Lizzie
Most hotels are now open in Deadwood. The rates are some of the lowest of the year. You can see a sample in a previous Deadwood Advantage article.