On the lower end of Main Street Deadwood, Mr. Wu’s Casino grants good fortune to Black Hills’ visitors.
Brinton Hamm, general manager of Mr. Wu’s, is proud to continue his family’s legacy.
“The place has been in the family for a long time,” said Hamm. “My grandfather who owned the place, Paul Case, back in the day when gaming first started, his number one thing was customer service and treating people correctly. So we wanted to bring that back, bring his spirit back into the place and make sure everyone has a good time and enjoys being here.”
Hamm aims for a relaxed, light-hearted environment at the casino while also honoring the establishment’s Asian heritage.
“Historically, the main building here was owned by Chinese back in the day and a lot of the history has been kind of disappearing. We want to kind of bring it back, bring some representation back to it all and talk about where you’re at, located on the downtown strip here,” said Hamm.
According to Hamm, free fortune cookies are available throughout the casino, just in case gamblers want to check their luck before playing a machine.
“Mr. Wu’s, we’re kind of one of those funny hole-in-the-wall places where everyone can come down, have fun, get cheap beer, play fun machines and have our free food during the day,” said Hamm.
In addition to the casino on Main Street, Hamm runs Mr. Wu’s Food Truck which offers authentic Taiwanese cuisine in Old Chinatown.
“So the food truck came back for the summer,” said Hamm. We had it last year. This year, we’re doing authentic Taiwan cuisine. It’s real fresh— cooked to order by Jasmine, who had a restaurant in Taiwan for a number of years. But she is a traditionalist. She likes good fresh cooking and fresh ingredients and makes sure to bring the best thing she can to the plate.”
Mr. Wu’s Food Truck is open 11:20 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
Free parking is available at the casino for visitors’ convenience.
“You can’t lose at Wu’s,” promises Hamm.
For more information about Mr. Wu’s, visit their Facebook page here.