Casinos in Gilpin County will be able to reopen some table games starting today, February 10. The only permitted games at this time are live poker, craps, roulette and blackjack.
Live table games in Black Hawk and Central City have been closed since November 13 due to spiking Covid-19 cases in the area. Slots, video poker, sportsbooks and electronic table games remained open during this time.
There are safety protocols that casinos must follow at table games. These include seating restrictions. Blackjack tables may only have three seats. Roulette may have five. There may be no more than three players on each side of a craps table. Poker tables are six-handed max.
Masks are also required on casino floors. Players are encouraged to sanitize hands when entering a game. Dice are cleaned after each shooter finishes a roll. Tables are sanitized after guests leave.
Announced Black Hawk table game reopenings
Local casinos started announcing the news over the weekend. It started with a tweet from the Golden Gates poker room, that stated its cash games and tournaments will return at 9am on February 11. Table games there and at Mardi Gras Casino will also open at that time.
Isle Casino opened its table games on February 10. Its poker room has not yet reopened. This post will be updated when it does.
Ameristar announced on its Facebook page that craps, roulette and blackjack will reopen at 2pm on February 11. The poker room does not have a reopening time yet. Monarch Casino will reopen its table games at 9am on the same day. However, roulette will remain closed. Lady Luck will bring its pits back on February 12.
Announced Central City table game reopenings
Grand Z Casino in Central City will reopen its table games on February 11 at 10am. These tables will be open 10am to 2am Thursday through Sunday. Century Casino in Central City will reopen its pit on February 12. Roulette will only open on weekends unless there is a spare blackjack dealer to move to the table.
All casinos in Black Hawk and Central City were permitted to move last call back to midnight. It was previously 10pm.
Announced Cripple Creek table game reopenings
Table games in Cripple Creek reopened on February 11. Century Casino in Cripple Creek announced that table games are allowed to open in that city at that time. Other casinos quickly followed. These have been closed since March. The Midnight Rose poker room is still closed.