Black Hawk is Colorado’s largest casino town. It is home to the state’s biggest gaming resorts, including Ameristar, Bally’s Black Hawk, Horseshoe Casino, and Monarch Casino.
Players will find the largest selection of casino games in the state in Black Hawk. Full-pay video poker, 3:2 blackjack tables, and craps with odds of 10 times or more are offered throughout the city. There is a newer portion of the city 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 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, baccarat, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud.
Four dining options are available. The three establishments accessible from the casino floor 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 queen beds. A pool and spa are available at the hotel.
Bally’s Black Hawk casinos
Bally’s Black Hawk consists of Bally’s Black Hawk North, Bally’s Black Hawk West and Bally’s Black Hawk East. Bally’s North and Bally’s West connect through an enclosed walkway over Main Street. All three casinos have slot and video-poker machines, with machines only at Bally’s East.
Bally’s North has eight table games. Bally’s West has seven. Both offer blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and Bonus 6 Stud Poker. A full-service betting counter and DraftKings sportsbook are located at Bally’s North, and there is a poker room at Bally’s West. The three properties share four dining options which are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. No hotel is associated with Bally’s Black Hawk.
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. Sports betting is available through the PlayUp sportsbook app. No hotel is associated with Bull Durham Saloon & 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 program with Gilpin. Hotel rooms are available at The Lodge Casino.
Horseshoe Casino was previously Isle Casino. It 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 Horseshoe 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 that feature a single king or two queen beds. Junior Suites provide additional square footage.
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 Horseshoe Casino. The restaurant is limited to guests 21 years of age and older, with non-gambling amenity options available to minors at the connected Horseshoe Casino. The hotel has 164 non-smoking rooms featuring a single king or two queen beds.
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 the hotel are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. Hotel rooms are located on the third floor and have mountain views.
The Monarch Casino has a sportsbook, 28 table games and around 900 slot and video-poker machines. The table-games pit offers blackjack, roulette, craps, DJ Wild Stud Poker, pai gow poker and Three Card Poker. Four restaurant options are available. The 23-floor hotel has 516 rooms available. Amenities include a pool and spa.
Red Dolly Casino
Red Dolly Casino calls itself “The Cheers of Casinos.” There are Elite Sportsbook kiosks for sports betting and around 100 slot and video-poker machines. The casino is open daily from 8am until 2am. A restaurant on the second level serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is no hotel associated with Red Dolly Casino.
Saratoga Casino has a Betfred sportsbook with a live betting window and kiosks, eight table games, and around 500 slot and video-poker machines. Table games include blackjack, craps and Poker Burnout. Guests that are 21 years of age and older can dine at the restaurant located upstairs.
Sasquatch Casino has sports-betting kiosks and around 140 slot and video-poker machines. The restaurant serves all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Players can redeem points for two free meals daily. Visible from the casino floor, there is a kids arcade with about 15 games. The casino is open daily from 8am until 2am. 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. The bar offers $1 9/6 Double Double Bonus and 15/9 Deuces Wild. The casino is open Monday through Wednesday from 8am until 2am and 8am until 4am Thursday through Sunday.
Note that this casino calls itself a cigar bar so it is able to permit smoking. It is the only casino where smoking is allowed indoors, though a handful of Black Hawk casinos have some machines on smoking patios. No hotel is associated with Wild Card Saloon.
Z Casino has five table games and around 400 slot and video-poker machines. Live table games are currently unavailable. One dining option is 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 ongoing pandemic restrictions may shorten bar hours.
What table games are dealt in Black Hawk?
Players will find baccarat, blackjack, Bonus 6 Stud Poker, crapless craps, craps, DJ Wild, Mississippi Stud, pai gow poker, Poker Burnout, roulette, Texas Hold’em Bonus, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Wild Six Card Draw Poker at Black Hawk casinos.
Where is baccarat dealt in Black Hawk?
Baccarat is available at Ameristar, Bally’s Black Hawk, Horseshoe Casino, Lodge Casino and Monarch Casino.
Where is crapless craps dealt in Colorado?
Horseshoe Casino is the only Colorado casino where we found crapless craps.
Where is DJ Wild dealt in Colorado?
Monarch Casino deals DJ Wild.
Where is Mississippi Stud dealt in Black Hawk?
In Black Hawk, Mississippi Stud is dealt at Ameristar and Horseshoe Casino.
Where is pai gow poker dealt in Colorado?
The Lodge Casino and Monarch Casino deal pai gow poker.
Where is Poker Burnout dealt in Colorado?
Saratoga Casino is the only Colorado casino to offer Poker Burnout.
Are there any poker rooms in Black Hawk?
Yes. There are four. The locations are Ameristar, Bally’s Black Hawk West, Horseshoe Casino, and Monarch.
How many seats are at poker tables in Black Hawk?
The poker rooms seat a maximum of nine 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 depends on the casino’s policy. It tends to be $500 to $5,000.
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 Horseshoe Casino.
What are the blackjack rules in Black Hawk?
Most casinos allow players to double down on any two cards before or after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3:2 at all but one casino. Aces may be re-split.
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.
Last updated: September 5, 2022