Black Hawk is Colorado’s largest casino town. It is home to the state’s biggest gaming resorts. This includes Ameristar, Golden Mardi Gras, Isle Casino and Monarch Casino. 

Players will find the largest selection of casino games in the state in Black Hawk. Full pay video poker games, 3:2 blackjack tables and craps with odds of 10 times or more are offered throughout the city. There is a newer portion with larger resorts and an older part with casinos in downtown storefronts. Most casinos offer ample parking that is disguised as older buildings along Main Street. 

Ameristar Casino

Ameristar Casino has sports betting kiosks, a sportsbook, 32 table games, around 1,250 slot and video poker machines and a poker room. Table games are located on the lower level and include blackjack, roulette, craps, High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud.

Five dining options are available. These are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. The hotel has 536 non-smoking rooms including 64 suites featuring either a single king or two queens. A pool and spa are available at the hotel.

Bull Durham Saloon & Casino

Named for the advertisement on the front of its historic building, Bull Durham Saloon & Casino has slot and video poker machines. A snack bar is available with a daily comp special for Sharp Shooter players card members. No hotel is associated with Bull Durham Saloon & Casino.

Gilpin Casino

Gilpin has slot and video poker machines. The restaurant is restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. Located across Main Street with the same ownership, The Lodge Casino shares the Winners Club players card with Gilpin. Hotel rooms are available at The Lodge Casino.

Golden Mardi Gras Casinos

Golden Mardi Gras Casinos consists of Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch. Mardi Gras and Golden Gates connect through an enclosed walkway over Main Street. All three casinos have slot and video poker machines with coin machines available at Golden Gulch.

Mardi Gras Casino has six table games. Golden Gates has eight. Both offer blackjack, roulette and craps. A full-service betting counter and DraftKings sportsbook is located at Mardi Gras and a poker room at Golden Gates. The three properties share five dining options which are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. No hotel is associated with Golden Mardi Gras Casinos. 

Isle Casino

Isle Casino has sports kiosk and full-service betting, a poker room, 24 table games and around 900 slot and video poker machines. Two table game pits host blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

An enclosed walkway over Main Street connects Isle Casino with the related Lady Luck Casino. The four dining establishments are located outside of the age-restricted areas and minors are welcome to dine. There are 240 non-smoking rooms in the attached hotel featuring a single king or two queen beds. Junior Suites provide additional square footage. 

Lady Luck

Lady Luck has seven table games and around 400 slot and video poker machines. Blackjack, craps and roulette are available as table games. The majority of the video poker is above the main casino on the second floor. An enclosed walkway over Main Street connects Lady Luck Casino with the related Isle Casino. The restaurant is limited to guests 21 years of age and older with options available to minors at the connected Isle Casino. The hotel has 164 non-smoking rooms featuring a king or two queen beds.

Lodge Casino

The Lodge Casino has 22 table games and around 850 slot and video poker machines. Table games include blackjack, craps, roulette and Pai Gow Poker. The four dining options and hotel are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. Hotel rooms are located on the third floor and have mountain views. 

Monarch Casino

The Monarch Casino has a sportsbook, 12 table games and around 740 slot and video poker machines. The table game pit offers blackjack, roulette, craps and Three Card Poker. Currently, food areas are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. Two restaurant options are open with three opening soon. The completed 23-floor hotel will have 516 rooms available. A pool and spa will be available at the hotel when the expansion is completed.

Red Dolly Casino

Red Dolly Casino calls itself “The Cheers of Casinos.” There is sports kiosk betting and around 100 slot and video poker machines. A restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is no hotel associated with Red Dolly Casino.

Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Casino has a Betfred sportsbook with live betting window and kiosks, eight table games and around 500 slot and video poker machines. Table games include blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker and Poker Burnout. Guests that are 21 years of age and older can dine at the restaurant located upstairs.

Sasquatch Casino

Sasquatch Casino has sports betting kiosks and around 140 slot and video poker machines. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Players can redeem points for two free meals daily. No hotel is associated with Sasquatch Casino.

Wild Card Saloon 

Wild Card Saloon has sports betting kiosks, over 200 slot and video poker machines and a small convenience store. The restaurant is located on the third floor balcony. Players card holders can earn a free meal. No hotel is associated with Wild Card Saloon. 

Z Casino

Z Casino has five table games and around 400 slot and video poker machines. Blackjack and roulette are offered as table games. Two dining options are available within age-restricted areas so only guests 21 years of age or older can dine. Hotel rooms are available a short drive away in Central City at the Grand Z Casino.

Black Hawk, Colorado Casino FAQ

What is the minimum age for Black Hawk, Colorado casinos?

Players must be at least 21 years old. 

Are Black Hawk casinos open 24 hours?

Yes, including some table game pits.

Can Black Hawk casinos serve alcohol 24 hours a day?

Yes. Bars may be open 24 hours a day, though pandemic restrictions may shorten bar hours. Last call is midnight beginning February 8, 2021 due to these restrictions.  Beverage service may resume at 7am daily.

Can I play Pai Gow Poker in Colorado?

Yes. The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk is the only one in the state with Pai Gow Poker. 

What table games are dealt in Black Hawk?

Players will find blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, High Card Flush, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Pai Gow Poker at Black Hawk casinos. 

Are there any poker rooms in Black Hawk?

Yes. There are three. The locations are Ameristar, Golden Gates and Isle Casino. 

How many seats are at poker tables in Black Hawk?

The poker rooms seat a maximum of six players per table. 

Is smoking permitted in Black Hawk casinos?

No. There is a ban on casino smoking in Colorado. Larger casinos offer an outdoor smoking lounge. 

What is the maximum bet in Black Hawk?

The max bet is $100 under state law.

What is the best video poker game in Black Hawk?

Bonus Poker Deluxe with a 9/6 pay table is the best video poker game in Black Hawk that we found. It is found at Lady Luck and Monarch Casino.

What are the blackjack rules in Black Hawk?

Most casinos allow players to double down on any two cards before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3:2. Aces may be re-split. There are some stand on all 17 tables in town. 

What are the craps odds in Black Hawk?

Craps odds range from 10 to 20 times the line bet. 

Is there single zero roulette in Black Hawk?

No. All roulette is double zero. 

Are table games open in Black Hawk?

Yes. Black Hawk table games reopened on February 10, 2021.