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MSPT Headed to Historic Deadwood for 2018 South Dakota State Poker Championship at Silverado-Franklin April 14-22


The MSPT is proud to announce the second new stop of Season 9 – Deadwood’s Silverado Franklin.

From April 14-22, the MSPT will partner with the historic Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex, which is located on Main Street in Deadwood, South Dakota, for the 2018 South Dakota State Poker Championship.

Click here for a look at the full schedule for both satellites and the Main Event.

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In the past, the South Dakota State Poker Championship has been a standalone event at Silverado-Franklin dating back to 2011, but this year it’s a part of the MSPT’s Season 9. This means it will award Player of the Year points, the winner will be featured in MSPT Magazine, and the MSPT crew will be on hand to provide live updates straight from the tournament floor.

In last year’s event, Ryan Skluzak topped a field of 136 entries to win the 2017 South Dakota State Poker Championship for $37,500. Skluzak would go on to finish 17th in the MSPT Grand Falls across the state near Sioux Falls. That score was good for $2,392.

“The MSPT is excited to join forces with the Silverado for South Dakota’s premiere poker event,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “For years, the Silverado staff, dealers, and players have made the South Dakota State Poker Championship a must-play tournament, and we look forward to helping take the event to the next level as a part of the MSPT schedule.”

The Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex offers more than 360 different slot machines, Deadwood’s largest table games area (Caribbean Stud, 4-Card Poker, Let It Ride, and 3-Card Poker all with a $1,000 betting limit), and a poker room. In addition, there are great food and drink options at Legends Steakhouse, Silverado Grand Buffet, and the Veranda, which offers unique views of historic Mount Moriah Cemetery, White Rocks and the town of Deadwood.

Deadwood is known for many things, but for poker players its perhaps best known for aces and eights, otherwise known as the Deadman’s Hand. In 1876, Wild Bill Hickok held that hand in a game of poker at a saloon just a few blocks from the present-day Silverado when he was shot by Jack McCall.

We’ll be releasing the full schedule, as well as hotel information, in the near future, so be sure to check back soon. Until then, mark your calendars for what’s going to be one of the most fun stops of 2018!

Travel Information

The Black Hills are serviced from Rapid City Regional Airport by three major airlines: Northwest, United and Delta, which provide direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Chicago. Interstate 90, which runs along the eastern and northern boundaries of the Black Hills, is the region's major thoroughfare.

About Silverado-Franklin

The Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex is nestled between the pine-covered peaks of the Black Hills, at the top of Deadwood's Historic Main Street. When Deadwood legalized gaming in 1989, the Franklin didn't get a major retrofit until the owners of the neighboring Silverado Gaming Establishment purchased the hotel and embarked on an ambitious remodeling project in 2005 that opened up the main ballroom, added a premiere casino and enhanced the overall experience for guests.

The renovated first floor reopened in June 2007, sporting a refinished tin ceiling, restored woodwork and fluted columns that match early photographs of the hotel lobby. Elaborate chandeliers, colored glass and gilded fixtures accent the entire level.

For more information, visit SilveradoFranklin.com.