This article covers the best video poker that we found in Central City casinos. It also has a section featuring all the electronic table games available in that market.
The information was collected in October 2021. It was first found in our Colorado Advantage newsletter, which also has a listing for all table games and video poker in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek casinos. The newsletter includes maps of where to find each game.
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Central City video poker
In October 2021, there were six types of video poker that we found playable on our visit to casinos in Central City. The theoretical payback percentages shown in the following list assume that the player is betting five coins and using perfect strategy. The two numbers used are the full house/flush payouts in games without wild cards. For Deuces Wild, it is for five of a kind/straight flush.
- 8/5 Super Double Double Bonus (99.69%)
- 9/7 Triple Double Bonus (99.58%)
- 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%)
- 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%)
- 15/9 Deuces Wild (98.91%)
- 9/5 Jacks or Better (98.45%)
- 8/6 Jacks or Better (98.39%)
Source: Wizard of Odds
Our favorite video poker game at Century Casino in Central City is 8/5 Bonus Poker. It is offered in half-dollar and dollar denominations. The latter has a progressive royal flush jackpot. Deuces Wild with a 15/9 pay table is available in the same denominations. There is also $1 9/6 Double Double Bonus Poker on the $1 progressive link.
We did not find any video poker at Dostal Alley.
Our top video poker pick at Easy Street Casino is 8/5 Super Double Double Bonus Poker. These same machines offer 9/6 Double Double Bonus and 9/5 Jacks or Better. It is nickel and dime 3, 5 and 10-play. The triple play also has the quarter denomination.
We did not find any notable video poker at Famous Bonanza Casino. However, it is home to dozens of classic coin reels and nickel video slots.
A bank of machines near the Grand Z Casino restaurants has 8/5 Bonus Poker, 9/6 Double Double Bonus and 9/6 Triple Double Bonus in quarter and dollar denominations with a progressive jackpot. Another bank offers 8/6 Jacks or Better in these denominations.
Johnny Z’s is being remodeled and rebranded. The best video poker is 9/6 Double Double Bonus. It is available at the bar in half-dollar and dollar denominations.
Central City electronic table games
While in Central City, we looked at the available electronic table games. There were two types of electronic gaming we found. The heads up machines allow players an individual experience. The dice, cards or spin only affect an individual’s outcome. Video machines have multiple player stations. The overall game speed for video gaming is affected by the other players on the machine.
What we found
Video baccarat was available at Grand Z Casino. It has a $1 minimum bet. The max for these games is $100. We found the heads up baccarat on Casino Wizard machines at Easy Street, Famous Bonanza, Grand Z and Johnny Z’s. They all have a $1 minimum and $300 maximum bet.
We found multiple video blackjack machines at Grand Z. Some games paid 3:2 on a blackjack. They had a $1 minimum. The max was $100. The 6:5 blackjack machine that we found had limits of $5-500. Casino Wizard machines at Easy Street, Famous Bonanza, Grand Z and Johnny Z’s offered blackjack. However, the blackjack we found on these machines paid 6:5. Minimums were $3 with a $300 max bet. Century Casino has 3:2 video blackjack with limits of $2-$430.
At Grand Z, we found video craps with a $1 minimum. The max was $100. At Easy Street, Famous Bonanza, Grand Z and Johnny Z’s, the Casino Wizard machines offered heads up craps. The limits were $1 to $300. This is also the limits for heads up craps at Century Casino.
Video double zero roulette was available at Grand Z Casino. The 00 roulette minimum was $0.25. The maximum bet was $100. The heads up Casino Wizard machines offered 00 roulette. The limits were $1 to $300. These machines were located at Easy Street, Famous Bonanza, Grand Z and Johnny Z’s. Century Casino has video double zero roulette for $1 to $300.