Celebrating the End of 2022 with Free Play and Prizes at Colorado Casinos

Most Colorado casinos will be hosting promotions on New Year’s Eve. A few promotions are being held on New Year’s Day. For most drawings, contestants must be active players card members and present to win. Additional details for each promotion can be found at the casino’s players card center.

Sky Ute Casino – More than $20,000 in cash prizes

Sky Ute Casino will be ringing in the new year with hot seat drawings. Hourly drawings will take place starting at 2pm on December 31, 2022. Until 11pm, active players will have a chance to win $2,023 in cash. A grand prize drawing will take place at 12:23am on January 1. One player will win a $20,000 cash prize. One entry into the grand prize drawing is gained for every 25 slot points earned.

Ute Mountain Casino – Hot seats, a $9,000 drawing and bingo prizes

Multiple New Year’s Eve promotions are being held at Ute Mountain Casino. Hot seat drawings will take place every 15 minutes from 12:15pm until 1:45pm on December 31. Active slot players have a chance to win $250 up to $522 in cash prizes.

A second drawing will give away $9,000 in prizes. One entry is awarded for every 50 points earned on December 31. Twenty-three times entries can be earned from 4pm until 7pm. Entries may be activated starting at 5pm.

  • 7pm, 9pm, 11pm, 12am – $2,023 cash drawings
  • 8pm, 10pm – $250 free play drawings
  • January 1 at 12:30am – $408 free play drawing

A special “Basket Weave” promotion is available in the bingo room. Prizes range from $400 to $2,023.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day casino promotions in Black Hawk

Around half of the casinos in Black Hawk are hosting New Year’s Eve promotions. Most are drawings which allow players to earn additional entries. Beginning at 9pm, Bull Durham is hosting a NYE celebration with live music, party favors, cake, champagne and a cash drop.

There were no promotions specifically for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day listed on the websites for Monarch, Red Dolly, Saratoga, Sasquatch and Wild Card Saloon casinos.

Ameristar Black Hawk – Earn up to $1,050 in free play

Ameristar Black Hawk does not have any NYE promotions listed on its website. However, the start of 2023 is being celebrated during the first seven days of January. Players get $25 in free play for every 100 tier points earned. Each day, players can win up to $150 in free play by earning 600 tier points. Free slot play must be activated at a rewards kiosk after earning each 100 tier points.

Bally’s Black Hawk – Hot seat drawings + $25,000 in prizes

There are two New Year’s Eve promotions being held at Bally’s Black Hawk. Hot seat drawings will take place between 11am and 4pm. Every 30 minutes, two active players will be selected to win up to $75. Slot players must be using a valid rewards card to qualify.

The second promotion will be held from 5pm until 10pm. Entries are received through qualifying December promotions, select table game hands and winning jackpots worth at least $1,200. Prizes total $25,000 in value with a $10,000 grand prize.

Gilpin Casino & The Lodge – New Year’s Eve Drawings

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with drawings at both Gilpin Casino and The Lodge Casino. Each property will have its own drawings between 6pm and 10pm. One entry is gained for every 10 points earned. Additional entries are awarded based on tier level.

  • Ascent – 2x entries
  • Elevation – 3x entries
  • Apex – 4x entries
  • Summit – 5x entries

Additional e-cash prizes are awarded to higher tier winners. Players must be present to win.

  • Ascent – $300 e-cash
  • Elevation – $450 e-cash
  • Apex – $600 e-cash
  • Summit – $750 e-cash

Chance to win $25 in dining credit

Players card members can receive $25 in dining credit for taking a picture in one of three photo locations. 25 winners will be selected from tagged photos. More information can be found at guest services.

Horseshoe Black Hawk – Win up to $2,023 in free slot play

Drawings for up to $2,023 in free slot play with take place at Horseshoe Black Hawk. Drawings begin at 6pm on December 31 and run through 1am on January 1. Players card member receive one free entry. Additional entries are earned for every 10 tier credits on slots and table games, and every 30 tier credits on video poker. Bonus VIP drawings will take place on the hour.

Lady Luck Black Hawk – Free slot play drawings $250 up to $2,023

Lady Luck Black Hawk will also be hosting drawings for free slot play prizes. Drawings take place starting at 6pm on New Year’s Eve and last through 1am on New Year’s Day. Prizes range from $250 up to $750 until 12:30am. At 1am, one player will win $2,023 in free play.

Z Casino – $55,000 in prizes

Drawings will take place to end 2022 and to ring in 2023 at Z Casino and its related casino properties in Central City. Drawings take place at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm from December 28 through January 1. Prizes are worth $50 up to $250. On December 31 at 11:45pm, there will be a drawing for $2,023.

On New Year’s Day, drawings take place from 12:15pm until 2pm. Entries are earned between 8am and noon the same day. One entry is awarded for every 23 points earned.

Central City casino New Year’s promotions

There are three casinos in Central City with New Year’s Eve promotions celebrating the end of 2022. Dragon Tiger Casino and Grand Z are holding the same New Year’s Eve promotions as Z Casino in Black Hawk. Dostal Alley, Easy Street and Famous Bonanza do not have any NYE promotions listed on their websites.

Century Casino Central City – $23,000 grand prize at midnight

Hourly drawings will take place at Century Casino in Central City starting at 3pm on New Year’s Eve with a grand prize drawing at midnight. Seven finalists will drawn. Six will receive $500 in cash and one will win $23,000. Entries can be earned through the Holiday Heights promotion running through the end of December.

Up to $25 in free play is award to players on January 1, 2023. The free play is automatically awarded in three increments. After 10 base points, players receive $5. At both 150 and 300 base points, players receive another $10 in free play.

New Year’s promotions at Cripple Creek casinos

Over half of the casinos in Cripple Creek are hosting New Year’s Eve drawings. The websites for Colorado Grande, Double Eagle, Johnny Nolon’s casinos do not have any New Year’s promotions listed.

On December 31, Triple Crown is holding a tiered reward hot seat drawing with $25,000 in free play prizes. Wildwood is also hosting a DJ from 6pm through 1am December 30 and 31. A special breakfast buffet is available at Woody’s for $18.95 on December 31 and January 1 from 7am until 11am.

Bronco Billy’s – $223 hourly drawings + $2,023 in cash

Bronco Billy’s is running promotions for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hourly drawings for $223 in free play will be held from noon until 11pm on December 31. At 12:30am, someone will win $2,023 in cash. On January 1, the $223 free play drawings will continue from noon until 6pm.

Century Casino Cripple Creek – $100 hot seats + $2,023 in cash

In Cripple Creek, Century Casino is hosting NYE hot seat drawings between 2pm and 10pm. Active players will be randomly selected every hour to win $100. A $2,023 cash drawing will be held shortly after midnight. Entries can be earned beginning at 8am on December 31. One entry is gained for every 50 base points earned.

Sports betting alternatives available online

While Colorado casinos are hosting a number of New Year’s promotions, sports bettors are left out of these offers. However, many online sportsbooks have bonus offers available to new account holders.

Sign up and deposit bonuses range from first bet loss rebates to deposit matches. Players who have accepted another welcome bonus or already have an account may not qualify for these offers. Colorado Advantage may receive a commission if you sign up using of the the following new player promotional offers.

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