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On July 1 2021, Golden Mardi Gras Casino group was rebranded to become Bally’s Black Hawk. The former Mardi Gras, Golden Gates, and Golden Gulch properties are now Bally’s Black Hawk North, Bally’s Black Hawk West and Bally’s Black Hawk East.

Bally’s North and Bally’s West are currently open daily starting at 8am. These casinos close at 2am Sunday through Thursday and at 3am Friday and Saturday. Bally’s East is open from 11am to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 1am Friday and Saturday. 

Bally’s North and Bally’s West are connected by an elevated walkway that crosses Main Street. Bally’s East is a smaller casino next to Bally’s West. There are table games at Bally’s North and Bally’s West. Bally’s East is all slots and video poker. Some of the machines at Bally’s East are coin-operated. There is a poker room at Bally’s West.

The DraftKings sportsbook is at Bally’s North. Bally Bet is the its in-house Colorado mobile betting app.

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

Bally’s Black Hawk Casinos

Bally’s Black Hawk West Casino

There are eight table games at Bally’s West. 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. They allow a 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, and 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. Bally’s West offers video poker variants including Triple Play, Five Play, Ultimate X, and Super Times Pay. 

Bally’s Black Hawk poker room

There are 18 tables in the Bally’s West poker room. Social distancing measures currently mandate a maximum of six seats per table.

There are two typical cash games at the Bally’s West 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, and it is $100 to $500 for pot limit.

There were three poker tournaments daily at the Bally’s West poker room before the closure. These are currently suspended. There was a $60 tournament every morning at 10am. The noon tournament was $80 on Monday through Thursday, $200 on Friday and Sunday, and $300 on Saturday. The 7pm tournament was $60 Sunday through Thursday and $140 on weekend nights. Bally’s West was also a stop on the now-discontinued Heartland Poker Tour. 

Players receive $1/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. 

Bally’s Black Hawk North Casino

There are six table games at Bally’s North. The limits are what we found in September 2020. 

Two tables offer 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, and 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. For player-friendly choices, 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. 

Bally’s Black Hawk sportsbook

The sportsbook at Bally’s North 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 Bally’s North. Colorado’s only race book is also available here. Bally Bet is a mobile betting app that uses the house branding.

Bally’s Black Hawk East

Bally’s East is a small casino next to Bally’s West. 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 denominations. There are also some coin games by the bar, and the best of these is 9/5 Double Double Bonus.

Bally’s Black Hawk players club

The same players club is used at all three Bally’s Black Hawk properties. 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 points per dollar. The players club offers special point chases and multiplier days to help increase the returns on slots and video poker. 

Dining & Drinks

Bally’s Black Hawk has five dining options. Three food choices are located in Bally’s North, while there’s one in Bally’s West. Creekside Deli, located on the first floor of Bally’s North, is temporarily closed.

Located on the third floor of the Bally’s North, Casino Café & Grille serves all-day breakfast. Menu items include steak and seafood entrees, burgers, and sandwiches.

DraftKings Sportsbook Restaurant is a sports bar with a full-service sports betting cashier and kiosks. Open 10am until 10pm daily, hours may vary based on game times. Menu items include hot dogs, sliders, pretzels, and tacos served alongside a selection of draft beers, craft beers, and cocktails.

Full House Café is located on the first floor of Bally’s West. Breakfast burritos and sandwiches are served until noon. Burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and chicken tenders are available on the lunch and dinner menu.

Black Hawk casino dining sorted by day of the week.

Dining at Bally’s Black Hawk casinos
– Thursday
Casino Café & Grille at Bally’s North: 11am-7pm
DraftKings at Bally’s North: 10am-10pm
Full House Café at Bally’s West: 9am-10pm
& Saturday
Casino Café & Grille at Bally’s North: 11am-10pm
DraftKings at Bally’s North: 10am-10pm
Full House Café at Bally’s West: 9am-midnight
Dining options by day of the week at Bally’s Black Hawk casinos. Last updated 8/18/2021.

Bally’s Black Hawk Casino FAQ

Is Bally’s Black Hawk Casino open 24 hours a day?

Bally’s Black Hawk North and Bally’s Black Hawk West are currently open daily starting at 8am. They close at 2am Sunday through Thursday and at 3am Friday and Saturday. Bally’s East is open from 11am to 9pm on weekdays and 11am to 1am on weekends. 

What table games are there at Bally’s Black Hawk West and Bally’s Black Hawk North casinos?

Blackjack, craps, and roulette are offered at these casinos.

Are there any table games at Bally’s Black Hawk East Casino?

No. It is all slots and video poker.

Is there a poker room at Bally’s Black Hawk Casino?

Yes. It is at Bally’s Black Hawk West. 

What poker games are dealt at Bally’s Black Hawk West?

Spread-limit Texas hold’em and Omaha hi/lo are the most common games.

Does Bally’s Black Hawk West deal poker tournaments?

Yes. It is the only casino in Black Hawk with poker tournaments, although availability under pandemic protocols may change.

Where is the DraftKings sportsbook?

It is on the lower level at Bally’s Black Hawk North.