Deadwood Poker

Silverado

709 Main Street (605) 578-3670 Website

The Silverado is the sister property to the Franklin Hotel across the street.  The Silverado does not have a hotel, but players are offered discounts and comps at the Franklin Hotel.  The Silverado also offers a buffet, poker room and the most table games in Deadwood.

Silverado Buffet

The Silverado recently upgraded their buffet.  It is much bigger with better food than the old buffet offered.  There is now 80 feet of buffet space including a made to order cooking station, wood fired pizza, roast beef, turkey, salad and dessert.  On Friday and Saturdays nights all you can eat crab legs and prime rib is offered.  The prices are $10.95 for breakfast, $12.95 for lunch, $17.95 for dinner, $15.95 for Sunday Brunch and $21.95 for the Friday and Saturday night crab legs and prime rib.  On Wednesdays seniors that are members of the player’s club receive a $.99 lunch buffet.

Silverado Table Games

The Silverado offers more table games than any other Deadwood casino.  There are 16 table games available.  There are 8 six deck blackjack tables, 3 Three Card Poker tables, 2 Four Card Poker tables, Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.  The blackjack rules are double anything, double after split, split up to four hands and the dealer hits a soft 17.  The table minimums are mostly $2.  The max bet on blackjack is $1000.  Some of the other games have a max bet of $25.

Silverado Poker Room

The Silverado poker room has five tables.  The standard game is 4/8 fixed limit Texas Hold’em.  If the poker room has action that game is almost certain to be running.  On weekends, a 2-100 spread limit game tends to run around 7pm until the middle of the night.  On Tuesdays at 5pm the limit game becomes a dealer’s choice between Texas Hold’em and Omaha High/Low.  Virtually all of the games are Omaha High/Low on Tuesday nights.  On Fridays at 5pm there is a 5/10 Omaha High/Low.  The poker room allows call ins starting at noon to reserve a seat.  The rake is 10% up to $5, the highest in Deadwood.

Silverado Poker Promotions

The Silverado offers high hand bonuses in the Texas Hold’em games.  All four of a kind hands and straight flushes are individual hands on the jackpot board.  The high hands start at $10 for four of a kind and cap at $125.  Straight flushes start at $10 and go up to $250.  Royal flushes of each suit start at $100 and progress until they are hit.

In Omaha, four of a kind twos or better must lose.  If either hand involves quads it must be by using a pocket pair.  In an interesting twist, if a player is dealt four of a kind in their hand in Omaha, the player will receive 10% of the bad beat jackpot.

Players that play 40 hours in a month are awarded Big Slick status.  This status gives players one free hotel room a month, two free buffets and discounts off poker tournaments.

Silverado Poker Tournaments

There are three weekly tournaments at the Silverado Poker Room.  On Sundays at 3pm there is a $40+4 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament with a $20 addon.  On Thursdays at 6:30pm there is an $80+8 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament.  On Saturdays at 3pm there is a $20+2 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament.  Players can reenter the Saturday tournament during the first three rounds if they bust.

Silverado Video Poker

The Silverado video poker as recently lowered on all full pay machines.  The $1 denominations offered 9/6 Jacks or Better until recently.  Now these same games are 7/5 or 6/5.

At the $.50 and $1 denomination there are still a few good games, especially compared to the overall low quality of Deadwood video poker.  The best half dollar game is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98%).  Other video poker includes 7/5 Jacks or Better (96.14%), 9/6/5 Double Bonus (97.8%), 9/5 Double Bonus (97.9%) and 16/13 Deuces Wild (96.77%).

At nickel and quarter the games are still much better than average compared to other Deadwood video poker.  The best nickel and quarter game is 9/6/5 Double Bonus (97.8%).  Other games include 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.9%), 8/5 Double Double Bonus (96.8%), 16/13 Deuces Wild (96.77%) and 6/5 Jacks or Better.  Note that you will need to select your machine wisely.  There are some lower paying video poker machines among the good ones.

There are two video table games. One is Ultimate Texas Hold’em and the other is Three Card Poker.The Shuffle Master Three Card Poker machine is worse than the table game.  This is because there is no ante bonus match on big hands like the table games have. Both games have a $1 minimum bet.

Player’s Club

The player’s club card, when used in a slot or video poker machine, pays .4%.  The points can be used for the buffet, hotel or turned into free slot play.  Free slot play can be redeemed directly on the machine.  There are four levels at the Silverado player’s club.  There is the entry level, gold, platinum and millionaire.  Gold players and higher receive free drinks of any kind at the Franklin bar as well as the two bars located in the Silverado.  Platinum players are invited to free parties where they are guaranteed at least $100 in free play.  Millionaire’s receive an elegant dinner every other month and receive up to $400 in free play.  Note that the player’s club at the Silverado is tied to the Franklin’s player’s club across the street.

Promotions

The Silverado has the best promotions in Deadwood by far.  Two cars are given away a month in their Great Car Giveaway.  During the two week period twenty keys are given away.  For each 100 points that you earn during the promotional period, 1 entry is given in the drawing.  If your name is drawn you win a key.  Twice a month on Saturdays, the key winners try their luck by picking the lucky key.  You must be present to win.  Often times several people do not show up which increase your chances.

In addition to the Great Car Giveaway, Bonus points are awarded five days a week.  On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays it is double points day.  On Mondays and Wednesdays it is triple points day.  On Wednesdays and Sundays there is a hot seat drawing every 15 minutes where players can win $50 in free play between 11am and 5pm.  On Fridays and Saturdays players can win $50 in free play every 15 minutes from 1pm-6pm.  From 6:15pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays $100 in free play is given away every 15 minutes.

In addition to these promotions there are several slot tournaments held weekly for active players.