The Midnight Star opened its doors this week. The property originally opened in 1991. It shuttered nearly three years ago after its previous owner, Kevin Costner, threw in the towel. The property was later sold and remodeled.
The new owners kept much of the design the same as Costner. This includes the slot and table game areas, as well as the sports bar and restaurant names.
The first floor consists of slots and a full bar. The second story is home to more table games than under previous ownership. Diamond Lil’s is a sports bar open on the third floor. It is home to a full bar and kitchen, which serves lunch and dinner.
Jake’s is still on the fourth floor. However, the space will not be utilized as a restaurant as before. It will be leased out as banquet and convention space.
Midnight Star announced that its slot machines will return more to players than the city average, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. The owners say there will be 48 slots on the first floor and 12 table games on the second floor. Table games include double deck blackjack, six-deck blackjack, Free Bet Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and double zero roulette. There will also be a VIP area on the second story.
Owner Seth Denning told the Black Hills Pioneer that the table games will have a $10 chip. This is unusual for any casino. It is the only one in Deadwood with this denomination of chips. The Midnight Star opened on July 1 with 34 employees.
Midnight Star makes the second casino that was closed multiple years to reopen in 2020. Celebrity Hotel welcomed guests back in February.
There are still two properties that have not reopened since the COVID-19 pandemic closure in March. Iron Horse Inn was sold and is being remodeled.
Deadwood Gulch announced that it will not reopen until at least November 2020. It is on the market for $5,100,000.