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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, respectively.
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 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 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 Black Hawk West Casino
There are seven table games at Bally’s West. This includes three blackjack tables. The 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. Blackjack pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17 at all tables.
Baccarat is dealt for limits of $10 to $500 and Bonus 6 Stud Poker for $5 to $25. There is a $10 to $100 double zero roulette table. Craps is $15 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 17 tables in the Bally’s West poker room. It opens daily at 8am daily and closes at 3am Saturday night and 2am other nights.
There is one typical cash games at the Bally’s West poker room in Black Hawk. It is 1/3 no limit Texas hold’em. During busier times it run as a 2/5 no limit game. The buy-in for 1/3 no limit is $100 to $300, and it is $200 to $1,000 for 2/5 no limit. Pot limit Omaha or Big O may be available during busier hours.
Poker tournaments have resumed at the Bally’s West poker room. Tournaments are no limit Texas hold’em. Daily tournaments run at 10am and 7pm. There are also tournaments at noon Friday through Sunday.
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.
Bally’s Black Hawk North Casino
There are eight table games at Bally’s North. The limits are what we found in October 2021.
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. Re-split aces is added to the six-deck game. Surrender is no longer available. Blackjack pays 3:2 at all blackjack tables. The dealer hits soft 17.
Baccarat and double zero roulette are offered for $10. Craps is available for $15 with 20 times odds, and the field pays double on 12. Bonus 6 Stud Poker is dealt for $5-25. Roulette has a maximum bet of $100, baccarat $500 and craps is $1,000.
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. It is open daily from 10am until 10pm. The sportsbook is open daily from 11am until 10pm. Hours may vary based on scheduled game times. Eight kiosks are also available.
Colorado’s only race book is also available here. There are also two off-track betting terminals at Bally’s Black Hawk. Bets may be placed on horse and greyhound races.
Deposits and withdrawals may be made for the DraftKings Colorado mobile sports betting app at Bally’s North. Bally Bet is a mobile betting app that uses the house branding.
FanDuel is also licensed through Bally’s in Black Hawk. However, its license is only for mobile and online betting.
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. Bally Rewards players club offers special point chases and multiplier days to help increase the returns on slots and video poker.
Rewards may be redeemed for free slot play, food and merchandise credit or cash. 200 reward points purchase $1 in food or merchandise. A dollar in free slot play takes 400 rewards points and $1 cash requires 800 points.
Bally Rewards players club tiers
- Star – 4,000+ points
- Superstar – 15,000+ points
- Legend – Invite only
Terms and conditions are subject to change.
Dining and drinks at Bally’s Black Hawk
Bally’s Black Hawk has four dining options, with three currently open. Three food choices are located in Bally’s North, while there’s one in Bally’s West.
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. Creekside Deli, located on the first floor of Bally’s North, is temporarily closed.
DraftKings Sportsbook Restaurant is a sports bar with a full-service sports betting cashier and kiosks. Open 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.
Located on the second floor of Bally’s Black Hawk North, B Bar specializes in frozen daiquiris. Beer, wine and cocktails are also available. Gold Bar serves draft beer, wine and cocktails. It is on the first floor of Bally’s Black Hawk West. Both bars are open daily from 8am until midnight.
|Dining at Bally’s Black Hawk casinos|
|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
|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
Bally’s Black Hawk Casino FAQ
Are Bally’s Black Hawk casinos open 24 hours a day?
No. Bally’s Black Hawk North and Bally’s Black Hawk West are currently open daily starting at 8am. They close at 2am on weekday nights and at 3am on weekend nights. Bally’s East is open from 11am to 9pm on Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 1am on Friday and Saturday.
Is smoking permitted at Bally’s Black Hawk?
No. Indoor smoking is banned inside casinos in Colorado.
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. There is a 17-table poker room at Bally’s Black Hawk West.
What poker games are dealt at Bally’s Black Hawk West?
No-limit Texas hold’em is the most common game.
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.
Is there a sportsbook at Bally’s Black Hawk?
Yes. There is a DraftKings Sportsbook located on the lower level at Bally’s Black Hawk North.
Can I bet on horse racing or greyhound racing at Bally’s Black Hawk?
Yes. Off-track betting kiosks are available at Bally’s Black Hawk North in the sportsbook.
Is mobile sports betting available through Bally’s Black Hawk?
Yes. It is available through the DraftKings Sportsbook app. FanDuel and Bally Bet are also licensed through Bally’s Black Hawk.
Are minors allowed to dine at Bally’s Black Hawk?
No. All dining establishments are located in age restricted areas.
Is there a hotel at Bally’s Black Hawk?
No. There is not a hotel nor any partner hotels associated with Bally’s Black Hawk.
Last updated: May 31, 2022