Click on the questions below to find answers to questions that are frequently asked about First Gold Gaming Resort.

  • How do you play Blackjack?

    If your hand of two or more cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win and are paid even money. Face cards (Jack, Queen, King) count as ten, Ace counts as 1 or 11 and all other cards are face value. A Blackjack is when the first two cards dealt to you are a ten or face card, and an Ace. Blackjack pays 3 to 2.

    Bets must be placed in the marked boxes. Each player in turn, starting from the dealer's left, either stands on their first two cards or draws more cards to reach a total closer to 21. The dealer must draw a card on 16 and soft 17's (an Ace and 6) and stand on 17 or more.

    If your first two cards are a pair, you may split them and place an equal bet next to your original bet and play 2 hands. If you split Aces, you will receive one card on each Ace only, and if this second card is a ten or face card, this counts as 21, not as Blackjack.

    After your first two cards are dealt you may double your initial bet. However, you will receive one additional card only. Doubling is also permitted on split hands.

    If the dealer's first card is an Ace, you may insure by placing a bet of up to half your initial wager in the area marked "Insurance pays 2 to 1". This will be paid only if the dealer obtains Blackjack, you only lose the value of your original wager.

  • How far is First Gold Gaming Resort from downtown Deadwood?

    It is a half mile from the Downtown of Deadwood. There is a Trolley system that can get you there or you can walk.

  • How old do you have to be to gamble in Deadwood?

    You must be 21 years old to gamble in Deadwood casinos.

  • What are the scheduled dates for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the next few years?

    2020 - July 12-17
    2021 - July 11-16
    2022 - July 10-15
    2023 - July 09-14
    2024 - July 07-12
    2025 - July 06-11
    2026 - July 12-17

  • What games do you have at your casino?

    $0.01 to $100 dollar slot machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Mississippi Stud.

  • What time does the Deadwood Trolley run?

    Trollies run daily with seasonal hours.

  • What's the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce's Telephone Number or Website address?

    You can reach the Deadwood Chamber by telephone at 1-800-999-1876 or by the web at http://www.deadwood.org/.

  • Where is First Gold Gaming Resort located at and how do I get there?

    By Car: From Rapid City, South Dakota, take I-90 west to U.S. 14A (Exit 30), then continue west for 13 miles through scenic Boulder Canyon to Deadwood. From points west, drive east on I-90 to U.S. 85 (Exit 17) and proceed south about 7 miles.

    By Air: Rapid City Regional Airport, served by Northwest, Skywest/Delta Connection and United, is 14 miles east of Rapid City on state route 44. Drive west on 44 to downtown Rapid City, then north to I-90.

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