Midnight Star Casino in Deadwood

677 Main Street, Deadwood, SD | 605-578-1555 | Midnight Star Casino Website

The Midnight Star is one of the original Deadwood casinos. It is on Main Street. Midnight Star was opened by actor Kevin Costner in 1991. He loved the Black Hills and wanted to be part of its newest industry.

The Midnight Star became a popular visit for Deadwood tourists checking out the celebrity’s casino. However, it was not popular among locals. The casino was known for not being kind to people that lived around Deadwood. This turned into a big problem when the popularity of the tourist town dropped after the “Deadwood” TV show stopped and the Great Recession started. 

The attitude towards locals came back to bite Midnight Star. Costner closed Midnight Star in 2017 after years of it being mostly void of gamblers. It was purchased by its current owners and reopened in 2020

Midnight Star offers slots, video poker, a table game pit, sportsbook, casino bar, event space, Jake’s Fine Dining and Diamond Lil’s Bar & Grill.

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Midnight Star casino games

The casino at Midnight Star is small. It opens at 8am daily, and closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2am on weekends. 

There are a few dozen slot machines on the first floor. Table games are found at the top of the stairs on the second floor. The available options are double deck blackjack, six-deck blackjack, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The bet limits are typically $5 to $100. Table games open at noon Sunday through Thursday and at 11am on Fridays and Saturdays.

BETKOTA sportsbook

The BETKOTA sportsbook is available at Midnight Star. It is operated by a South Dakota company based in Harrisburg. The BETKOTA betting counter is located just inside the front door of Midnight Star.

It is open Sundays from 10:30am until 6:30pm, Mondays from 3pm until 8pm, Thursdays from noon until 8pm, Fridays from 2pm until 10pm, and Saturdays from 10am until 8pm. The sportsbook is dark on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hours may vary based on game times.

A sports betting kiosk is available during hours when the sportsbook is closed. Winning tickets may be redeemed at the casino cage when the sportsbook is closed.

Dining options at Midnight Star

There are two restaurants at Midnight Star. Jake’s Fine Dining serves seafood, steaks and lamb. It is available for private parties.

Diamond Lil’s is located upstairs at Midnight Star in Deadwood. It offers a lunch and dinner menu, as well as a full bar. There are 14 televisions. It is a great place to watch sporting events after placing a wager downstairs at the BETKOTA book. 

The menu at Diamond Lil’s is simple. It consists of buffalo wings, burgers, steaks, salmon, chicken tenders, soup and salads. It also has a kid’s menu.

Dining options at Midnight Star
Sunday Diamond Lil’s: 11am-10pm
Monday & TuesdayN/A
WednesayJake’s Fine Dining: 4-9pm
Thursday – SaturdayDiamond Lil’s: 11am-10pm
Jake’s Fine Dining: 4-9pm
Dining options at Midnight Star in Deadwood. Last updated 1/25/2023

Midnight Star Deadwood FAQ

Is Midnight Star open 24 hours?

No. Midnight Star opens at 8am daily. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2am on weekends. 

What is the minimum age to gamble at Midnight Star?

The minimum age to gamble in a South Dakota casino is 21 years of age.

Are minors allowed in Midnight Star?

Yes. Minors may visit the restaurant, where there is a kid’s menu.

Does Midnight Star offer table games?

Yes. It has blackjack, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Does Midnight Star have a poker room?

No. There is not a poker room at Midnight Star.

Is there a sportsbook at Midnight Star?

Yes. There is a BETKOTA sportsbook counter and kiosk at Midnight Star.

What dining options are available at Midnight Star?

Dining options at Midnight Star are Diamond Lil’s and Jake’s Fine Dining.

Does Midnight Star have a hotel?

There is no hotel at Midnight Star.

Last updated: January 25, 2023

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