Today is a big day for Colorado casinos. The $100 bet limit is a thing of the past. Casinos may set their own maximum bet at games. The limit on the types of games permitted is also gone, opening the door for new games of luck.
The biggest change is the introduction of baccarat to pits in Black Hawk and Central City. We have found the game at Ameristar, Grand Z, Isle Casino, Lodge Casino and Monarch. Bet limits in some casinos were increased to as much as $10,000. Many baccarat tables were placed in new high limit table game rooms. We have yet to find any Cripple Creek casinos with baccarat, though some casinos did raise bet limits.
The dropping of game limits also permitted Grand Z to add Pai Gow Poker to its selection of Colorado table games. Lodge Casino in Black Hawk was previously the only casino in the state with Pai Gow Poker.
While baccarat is the most important game that was added with the new rules, there will be others. Bingo and keno rooms will hit Colorado casinos in the coming months.
Colorado casinos are excited about the new rules. Operators expect to attract some high limit players that previously had to go to Las Vegas to gamble more than $100 per hand. The increase in bet limits is expected to create more jobs, tax revenues, and visitation.
We are working to gather minimum bets and all new game installations. We will add it to the Colorado Table Game Survey once we have that information.