For the first time ever the Card Player Poker Tour is making its way to Deadwood, South Dakota. The 2019 CPPT Deadwood Shootout $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event is set to take place from November 8-10 at the Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex.
The city of Deadwood was established during the Black Hills Gold Rush in 1876 and is now a National Historic Landmark District. The city is known for its colorful ‘Wild West’ history. It was the location of the murder of Wild Bill Hickok, who was famously killed while playing poker. He famously held AA88 as his upcards in a game of five-card stud at a saloon.
The building that now houses the Silverado was erected by W.E. Adams for the Hills Chevrolet Company in 1933. It was later known as the Franklin Garage. In 1989 the structure was restored to become the Silverado Gaming Establishment, following the legalization of gaming in South Dakota in 1989. In 2005 the neighboring Franklin Hotel was purchased and renovated by the Silverado. The first floor of this historic building first reopened in 2007.
The Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex is situated at the top of Deadwood’s Historic Main Street. The Casino features a five-table poker room, 375 slot machines, 22 blackjack tables.
The Silverado-Franklin has played host to a number of sizable poker tournaments over the years, including the annual South Dakota State Poker Championship. In May of 2019 Sergio Mireles topped a field of 258 entries to win a $1,100 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour event for $60,946.
November will see the first-ever Card Player Poker Tour champion decided in South Dakota. Make sure to make your way to Deadwood for your chance to raise the trophy in this exciting historic location.