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Golden Mardi Gras Casino group consists of the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties. Mardi Gras Casino and Golden Gates are connected by an elevated walkway that crosses Main Street. Golden Gulch is a smaller casino next to Golden Gates.

Golden Gates and Mardi Gras are currently open daily starting at 8am. It closes at 2am Sunday through Thursday and at 3am Friday and Saturday. Golden Gulch is open from 11am to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 1am Friday and Saturday. 

There are table games at Golden Gates and Mardi Gras Casino. Golden Gulch is all slots and video poker. Some of the machines at Golden Gulch are coin-operated. There is a poker room at Golden Gates.

The DraftKings sportsbook is at Mardi Gras. FanDuel is the Golden Gates sports betting partner. 

The Golden Mardi Gras Casinos have a combined five restaurants across its three Black Hawk properties. There is no hotel.

Golden Mardi Gras Casinos

Golden Gates

There are eight table games at Golden Gates. This includes three types of blackjack. There is $25 single deck blackjack that pays 6:5. There are three $25 double deck blackjack tables with a $500 max bet. Players may double down on two cards before and after splitting.

The two six-deck blackjack tables have a $10 minimum and $500 maximum. It has double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces up to four hands. Two and six-deck blackjack pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17 at all tables.

There is a $10 to $100 double zero roulette table. Craps is $10 to $500. It has 20 times odds. The field pays double on 12.

There are slot and video poker machines throughout the casino. Our top choice there is 9/5 Double Double Bonus Poker. Golden Gates offers video poker variants like Triple Play, Five Play, Ultimate X and Super Times Pay. 

Poker room

There are 18 tables in the Golden Gates poker room. Social distancing measures require a maximum of six seats per table.

There are two typical cash games at the Golden Gates poker room in Black Hawk. One is 1/3 no limit Texas Hold’em. The other is 1/3 pot limit Omaha Hi/Lo. The buy-in for no limit is $100 to $300. It is $100 to $500 for pot limit.

There were three poker tournaments daily at the Golden Gates poker room before the closure. These are currently suspended.

There was a $60 tournament every morning at 10am. The noon tournament is $80 Monday through Thursday, $200 on Friday and Sunday, and $300 on Saturday. The 7pm tournament is $60 Sunday through Thursday and $140 on weekend nights. Golden Gates is a stop on the Heartland Poker Tour. 

Players receive $1 an hour in cash game comps. Players that put in 20 hours of cash game play in a week receive a $50 cash boost. It goes to $75 after 30 hours and $100 when reaching 40 hours. Three hours of play receives a bus pass redemption. 

Mardi Gras Casino

There are six table games at Mardi Gras Casino. The limits are what we found in September 2020. 

Two are double deck blackjack with a $15 minimum bet. There are two $10 six-deck tables. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are added to the six-deck game. Blackjack pays 3:2 at all blackjack tables. The dealer hits soft 17.

Double zero roulette is offered for $10. Craps is available for $10 with 20 times odds. The field pays double on 12. The maximum bet is $500 at all table games. 

The rest of the casino floor is slots and video poker. All are ticket-in/ticket-out. We would play the 9/5 Double Double Bonus with a progressive or 8/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe. You will find this on machines at nickel, dime, quarter, dollar and two-dollar denominations. Video poker variants include 3/5/10-play, 100-play, Spin Poker, Super Times Pay, Trade Up, Multi Strike and Ultimate X Wheel Poker. 


The sportsbook at Mardi Gras Casino is operated by DraftKings. There is a full-service betting counter with a wall of televisions. Bettors may watch the games from the lounge area in front of the betting counter or at the nearby bar. Snack bar food may be ordered here. 

Deposits and withdrawals may be made for the DraftKings Colorado mobile sports betting app at Mardi Gras Casino. Colorado’s only race book is also available here.

Golden Gulch

Golden Gulch is a small casino next to Golden Gates. It has slots and video poker. Some of the slots and a few video poker machines operate on coins. We recommend playing 8/5 Bonus Poker at the bar here. It is available on quarter, half-dollar and dollar. There are some coin games by the bar. The best is 9/5 Double Double Bonus.

Players club

The same players club is used at Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras Casino. Players earn one point for every dollar wagered at slots and video poker. Points may be converted into free play or comps at a rate of 1,000 per dollar. The players club offers special point chases and multiplier days to help increase the returns on slots and video poker. 

Dining & Drinks

Golden Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch have a total of five dining options and two bars. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to dine.

In Mardi Gras Casino, choices include Bourbon Street Café and DraftKings Sportsbook Restaurant. Creekside Deli is temporarily closed. Located on the second floor, Masquerade Bar is a frozen daiquiris bar. It is open 8am until midnight daily. The drink menu includes a beer selection, wine and cocktails featuring specialty frozen margaritas, hurricanes, rum runners and passion fruit daiquiris. 

 In the Golden Gates Casino, the Full House Café is located off the casino floor. The Gold Bar is open daily from 8am until midnight. The sports bar serves draft beer, wine and cocktails. It is located on the first floor of the casino by the table games and poker parlour. 

Golden Gulch Bar is located in Golden Gulch. Quick bite food options are available. 

Golden Mardi Gras’s dining option details and listings by day of the week.

Golden Mardi Gras Casino FAQs

Is Golden Mardi Gras Casino open 24 hours a day?

Golden Gates and Mardi Gras are currently open daily starting at 8am. It closes at 2am Sunday through Thursday and at 3am Friday and Saturday. Golden Gulch is open from 11am to 9pm on weekdays and 11am to 1am on weekends. 

What table games are there at Golden Gates and Mardi Gras casinos?

Blackjack, craps and roulette are offered at these casinos.

Are there any table games at Golden Gulch Casino?

No. It is all slots and video poker.

Is there a poker room at Golden Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. It is at Golden Gates. 

What poker games are dealt at Golden Gates?

Spread limit Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hi/Lo are the most common games.

Does Golden Gates deal poker tournaments?

Yes. It is the only casino in Black Hawk with poker tournaments. 

Where is the DraftKings sportsbook?

It is on the lower level at Mardi Gras Casino.