In South Dakota, there are currently three open poker rooms. These are all located inside Deadwood casinos: Cadillac Jack’s, Saloon No. 10, and Silverado.
Cadillac Jack’s is the only poker room that reopened on May 7 after the COVID-19 temporary closure.
Saloon No. 10 reopened on May 21, 2020. Its poker tables reopened in July. Silverado reopened its poker room on January 20, 2021.
Tournament rake is capped at 10 percent per South Dakota gaming law. The bet limit is $1,000 in Deadwood, though most games are much smaller. This is why all poker games are either spread or fixed limit. Poker tournament buy-ins may exceed the $1,000 cap.
Silverado poker room
The Silverado poker room reopened on January 20, 2021. It opens at 10am Wednesday through Sunday and at 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The poker room reopened with cash games. Tournaments returned in February 2021. A Monday 6:30pm tournament has an $80 buy-in. It is a tag team event. There is a $95 bounty tournament at 6:30pm on Tuesdays. The bounty is $25.
The Wednesday tournament is $55 and has $10 re-buys through the first six rounds. On Friday, the tournament has a $186 buy-in. It starts at 6:30pm with a deep stack. A new noon tournament on Friday has a buy-in of $90. All Silverado poker tournaments are no limit Texas hold’em.
The Thursday $99 no limit Hold’em poker tournament is played as a monthly league. Reentries are permitted through the first six levels. The top 10 players receive points. At the end of the qualifying period, the player with the most points wins a tournament ticket into the next $1,100 MSPT event at Silverado. This event has a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. It is held at the Silverado poker room twice a year.
There is a $100 tournament every Saturday at noon. The Sunday 3pm buy-in is $44. Players may enter the Sunday tournament with one, two, or three stacks. Additional stacks are $33.
Poker tournaments have a mandatory $1 bad beat. A player that loses aces full of kings or better wins it under house rules of hole cards. All tournaments have a $10 dealer add-on.
Silverado poker room mostly deals 2-10 spread limit Texas Hold’em on its five tables. A 3-100 game is offered on weekends. Higher-limit games are spread on busy nights. A mixed game of Texas Hold’em and Omaha may be dealt on occasion.
Cadillac Jack’s poker room
Cadillac Jack’s specializes in spread limit Texas hold’em cash games. Its typical structures are 2-10, 3-15 and 3-25. There are higher limit games, like 5-200 and 10-300, on busy nights. Cash games have a bad beat jackpot.
There is a $60 no limit hold’em tournament on Tuesdays at noon and a $140 one at 6:30pm. The $60 tournament is also dealt at noon on Mondays and Fridays. There is a $90 tournament at noon on Saturdays. Re-entry and late entry are allowed through the first six levels.
A new $60 tournament starts at noon on Wednesday. It is a mixed game that includes Texas hold’em, Omaha, and pineapple.
There are six poker tables at Cadillac Jack’s. It opens daily at 11am.
Saloon No. 10 poker room
Saloon No. 10 has a two-table poker room. It is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4am, and Sunday from 6pm until 2am. The Saloon No. 10 poker room is dark on Mondays.
The main game is 2-10 spread limit Texas Hold’em. Higher limit games or a $20 big river are available if there are enough players.
A $7 no limit Texas Hold’em tournament is held every Friday and Saturday morning at 10:30am. It has $10 re-buys and a $3 staff bonus. A $50 tournament is held on Wednesdays at 7pm.
There are two special game days. On Tuesdays, there is a 2-10 spread limit Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo game. On Thursdays, there is a mixed game with variants of 2-10 Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Super 8 (three-card Hold’em), and pineapple. The player with the button chooses the game. One $2 blind is posted by the player to the left of the button, regardless of the game. The dealer may choose to play a game high-only, low-only, or hi/lo split.
Closed poker rooms in South Dakota
The Lodge at Deadwood
The Lodge at Deadwood announced the closure of its Rounders poker room on July 9, 2020. It closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopened.
The following is historical information from when the Lodge at Deadwood had a poker room. The Rounders Poker Room spread five tables when it was open. The main cash game was 2-100 spread limit Texas Hold’em. There were tournaments every day. The buy-in was typically $30 to $40. Some had unlimited rebuys. Weeknight tournaments started at 6:30pm. The Saturday one was at 1pm. The Sunday event started at 2pm and had a $111 buy-in.
Fort Randall Casino Hotel
Prior to the pandemic, live poker games were dealt at Fort Randall Casino Hotel in Lake Andes, South Dakota. Whether the poker room opens again is unknown.
Grand River Casino & Resort
In Mobridge, Grand River Casino also dealt live poker prior to the pandemic. Cash games and tournaments were offered. It is unknown whether the poker room will reopen.
Deadwood, South Dakota poker FAQ
Are South Dakota poker rooms open?
Yes. There are three open poker rooms in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Are Deadwood poker rooms open?
Yes. There are three open Deadwood poker rooms.
Which Deadwood, South Dakota casinos have open poker rooms?
Deadwood poker rooms are located at Cadillac Jack’s, Saloon No. 10, and Silverado.
What games are dealt in Deadwood, South Dakota poker rooms?
Spread limit Texas hold’em is the most popular Deadwood poker game. Players will also find occasional Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud hi/lo and dealer’s choice.
Is no limit Texas hold’em dealt in Deadwood, South Dakota poker rooms?
No limit hold’em is available in poker tournaments. The $1,000 bet limit prohibits no limit cash games.
Do Deadwood, South Dakota poker rooms deal tournaments?
All three Deadwood poker rooms offer tournaments.
Do poker players get free drinks in Deadwood, South Dakota casinos?
Yes. Many types of alcohol are complimentary to poker players.
Last updated: March 1, 2023