Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular game in Deadwood. It is played as a fixed limit game at limits of 2/4, 3/6 and 5/10, and at spread limits of 2-10, 2-100, 5-100 and 10-100. Almost every night, and during many afternoons, a Texas Hold’em game is easy to find. After a while though, Texas Hold’em gets boring. Luckily, there are a few options for mixed games and non hold’em games in Deadwood.
The Silverado offers a mixed game on Tuesday nights. The game starts at 5pm. If there is a 3/6 Texas Hold’em game running, it becomes a Dealer’s Choice mixed game. The player with the button decides whether they would like to play Texas Hold’em or Omaha High/Low. Those two games are the only two choices. Most of the games are Omaha High/Low. To play, you must either be in the game when it changes at 5pm, or get on the waitlist. On Fridays, there is a 5/10 Omaha High/Low. Players may call in during the afternoon to reserve a seat, and the game starts at 5pm sharp. If a player is not there, the next player on the waitlist gets the seat.
The only other room in town that commonly offers non hold’em games in Saloon #10. Saloon #10 will spread any game that there is interest in, as long as it is on the list of state approved poker games. Only some poker games are approved in South Dakota. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a 2-10 Seven Card Stud High/Low game is offered. On some weekend nights there is a mixed game that includes Texas Hold’em, Omaha High/Low, Seven Card Stud High/Low, Seven Card Stud, Razz and Crazy Pineapple.
The Silverado Poker room tends to draw a more laid back crowd than Saloon #10, which involves a lot more drinking and partying at the tables. Either way, the non hold’em games are of good quality and are fun to play. This is especially true if you are burned out on Texas Hold’em.