The Silverado poker room reopens today, January 20, 2021. It welcomes players back at noon. That will be its opening time Wednesday through Sunday. It is dark Monday and Tuesday. The poker room will have eight seats per table.
The announcement was made on the Silverado poker room’s Facebook page on January 15. It posted a reminder four days later.
The five-table poker room originally closed on March 20, a week before the casino closed. The entire Deadwood gaming market shuttered for about six weeks by city order due to the pandemic.
The Silverado poker room had been rumored to become a sportsbook if South Dakota voters approved sports betting. That did not come true.
Silverado poker room games
Only cash games will be dealt for the first few weeks at the Silverado poker room. This includes the standard 2-20 spread limit Texas Hold’em and Omaha hi/lo game, as well as a small weekly fixed limit game. The Omaha hi/lo game was traditionally dealt on Friday nights, while Texas Hold’em was offered daily. There is also a Tuesday dealer’s choice game that deals mostly Omaha hi/lo on Tuesdays.
The Silverado poker room’s website announced that tournaments return in February. The Mid-States Poker Tour has a stop scheduled at the Silverado poker room from May 1 through May 31. No events are listed on the site. No other information about this stop is available now.
Deadwood now has three open poker rooms
This announcement brings the number of open Deadwood poker rooms to three. Cadillac Jack’s reopened its poker room on May 4, making it the first in a casino to reopen in the country. Saloon No. 10 followed by reopening its poker room and table games about a month later.
The Deadwood poker market will grow from eight to thirteen tables with three open rooms. It peaked in 2007 with 31 tables across six poker rooms.
The Lodge at Deadwood announced in the summer that its poker room will remain closed. The casino said the decision was permanent. Gold Dust and Lucky Nugget had Deadwood poker rooms that closed in the last 10 years. The entire Lucky Nugget casino is now shuttered, while Gold Dust is open with slots and table games, but no poker tables. Electronic table games are in the area of the old Gold Dust poker room.