Live poker returns to Cripple Creek. The Midnight Rose poker room has reopened. It had been closed since the pandemic started.
Management at the Triple Crown Casinos previously told Colorado Advantage that the poker room was permanently closed. Before this announcement, no Cripple Creek casino dealt poker. The news was first reported by Rob Solomon.
Only cash games are available at Midnight Rose. It has no tournaments. Before the pandemic closure, there were tournaments on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There are eight tables in the Midnight Rose poker room.
The poker room at Midnight Rose has limited hours. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1:30am. It is dark Monday through Thursday.
During its previous run, the Midnight Rose poker room opened at 10am Wednesday through Sunday. It was dark on Monday and Tuesday.
The Bally’s poker room in Black Hawk remains the only Colorado poker room that deals tournaments. The other three poker rooms in Colorado are at Ameristar, Lady Luck and Monarch. All are in Black Hawk.
The Triple Crown Casinos website says that the poker room will deal no limit hold’em. This game was not legal in Colorado the last time the Midnight Rose poker room was open. The buy-in amounts for these new games are not posted on its website or in Bravo Poker.
The old poker room dealt spread and fixed limit hold’em. It had a special day for spread limit seven card stud. There was a 5/10 Omaha hi/lo game on Saturdays. It does not appear, based on information provided by Midnight Rose, that these games have returned.
What to play at Triple Crown Casinos when the poker room is closed
The return of poker to Triple Crown Casinos increases its gaming amenities. Slots, video poker, live table games, electronic table games and Colorado mobile sports betting are all offered by the property. BetRivers is its sportsbook partner.
The table games at Triple Crown are dealt at the Brass Ass. There are nine tables. Games include blackjack, Double Up Blackjack, baccarat, craps and double zero roulette. Blackjack uses six decks, hits soft 17 and allows double down before and after splitting. The minimum bet for table games is usually $10.
The electronic table game selection starts at a quarter minimum bet for double zero roulette. Other video tables include $1 craps, $2 blackjack and $5 baccarat.
The best video poker that we found at Triple Crown Casinos is upstairs at Midnight Rose. Options include 8/5 Bonus Poker, 9/7/5 Double Bonus, 9/6 Double Double Bonus and 15/9 Deuces Wild. The denominations are quarter, half-dollar and dollar. You can also find 8/5 Bonus Poker at Brass Ass.