Deadwood casinos are permitted to reopen at 8am on Thursday, May 7, after temporarily closing on March 26 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will become the first commercial casino market in the country to welcome gamblers back after the shutdowns that affected the entire industry.
Hotel rates are reasonable for the first weekend Deadwood will be open. We pulled prices directly from each casino’s website to give an idea of how much it will cost to celebrate opening weekend if you were considering it.
The first price is for Thursday. The second price is the weekend rate. It is for a base room and does not include tax or fees.
- Comfort Inn: $56/$89 (only video lottery games)
- Deadwood Mountain Grand: $80/$60
- DoubleTree at Cadillac Jack’s: $49/$58
- Franklin Hotel: $19/$89
- Gold Dust: $59/$59
- Hickok’s: $69/$119
- SpringHill Suites at Cadillac Jack’s: $49/$58
- Super 8: $52/$79
- The Lodge: $119/$119 (includes $25 free play and $25 dining credit)
- Tin Lizzie: $46/$67
- Tru at Cadillac Jack’s: $49/$58
Gold Dust, First Gold and Mineral Palace are not accepting reservations currently but are expected to do so shortly. Bullock Hotel does not open until next weekend. Deadwood Gulch will not reopen its hotel for at least another two weeks.
Slots, table games and live poker available
Slots will be live. This includes electronic table games. Casinos will work with social distancing requirements and apply it in the most sensible way. Some will remove seats or turn off machines, while others will leave all machines on but enforce a six-foot rule for guests that are not together.
Table games must leave six feet of space between players that are not together. This will leave most games with two or three seats.
There are four live poker rooms in Deadwood. Cadillac Jack’s plans on opening its poker room on Thursday with its other games. The casino will remove seats from each table and play shorthanded.
Silverado announced that it will not reopen its poker room with the rest of the property and plans to bring it back at a later date. The Lodge has not announced the status of its poker room at reopening. Saloon No. 10 will not open until May 21.