I second Steve's reply. Once in Deadwood, you can't miss them. I used to stay at the old Franklin Hotel when I was an AUSDA and that's still there. After Labor Day, rooms should be available.
There are Indian Casinos off U.S. 18 west of the Missouri--one on the Oglala Reservation and one on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. There are three more that are on or just over the Missouri, so most of the Indian reservations are not in fact in the east. I doubt that any of them would be of much interest to you, other than to hunt for chips. There is one in Flandreau, one in Watertown, and one other eastern one I have forgotten.
There has been considerable movement in the Deadwood casinos; I understand that eastern money interests have bought up several of the places.
Here is a recent post on CASINO from Bill Rouleau that explains some of the Deadwood and S.Dak. casino movement.
Date sent: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 12:10:56 EDT
Subject: Re: Re: New Stuff in Deadwood
Hi Travis: Yes, it has been too long
since we have had anything from Deadwood
and SD to talk about.
The SD(?) chips you mention were
purchased at a flea market in Rapid City
from a local person who said he bought
them locally. I too, however, have had
no luck in identifying them.
I have found a few older Deadwood
illegals from fellows like Benny Katon
(BK $5 Chip) and Gold Bar ($20 chip).
If Gregg needs a list of Deadwood chips
and tokens used since 1989 or of the
older stuff, I would be happy to send
There are several empty places in
Deadwood right now (Nugget, Carnival
Queen, Jessie James, Lucky Wrangler
etc.), but a very wealthy fellow from
Washington, I believe, has bought up
about ten properties including Miss
Kittys, Bodega and Bullocks and a few
empty buildings and something may come
of that. I also noticed a few days ago
that the old True Value Hardware Store
which is below and on the opposite side
of the street of the Four Aces, sort of
opposite the city's free parking lot,
has moved in slot machines and opened up
for business. They do not have a name