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Black Hawk Colorado Casino & Gambling Guide

We are your complete source for information on Black Hawk casinos, hotels and lodging, history, tours, transportation casino maps, photos, dining, bed and breakfasts and more.. To get started select the casino of your choice from the Black Hawk casino map, use the menu above or view all casinos in Black Hawk. Our site covers your entire trip to Black Hawk - from your hotel to the casinos and games. We have the information you'll need right here.

The Colorado cities of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek started permitting legal gambling in 1991. While Black Hawk is now famous for its exciting casinos and gambling saloons, the town is rich in gold mining history, too. Here is a short video history of Black Hawk and some links to other sites with historic information regarding the City of Black Hawk.

Facts and rules for Black Hawk visitors and tourists:

Black Hawk is the largest gambling town you will find in Colorado and is home to 18 casinos, some operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many of the casinos have hotels you can book online.

The legal gambling age in Colorado is 21 and the casinos in Black Hawk are really strict about this. Some casinos will allow your children in the dining areas and hotel areas, but as a general rule you won't be able to bring them on the gaming floor. Patron IDs are checked upon entering the casinos.

Once limited to $5 limited stakes gambling, Colorado voters raised the maximum bet in 2008 to a maximum bet of $100 on any single wager. Some slot machines have wagers as low as one penny. Click here for info on Black Hawk slots.

Black Hawk casinos have the following casino games: live blackjack, roulette, craps, and various forms of poker (including Texas Hold'em, Let it Ride, Omaha, 3 card and more). As for machine gaming, you'll find all the latest video slots, classic slots, and a wide variety of video poker terminals to choose from.

Black Hawk can really pack a party! But beware, Colorado DUI laws are strictly enforced here, so get a hotel for the night to properly enjoy the city. Other than that, come ready to gamble. A lot of casinos will comp your drinks if you're playing, or at the very least discount them. But be warned: if the casino thinks you're intoxicated, they'll cut you off from the bar.

Click here get started by seeing a list of casinos or view our guide containing information on Black Hawk's live poker tournaments. Visit this page to see the casino hotels available.

Poker in Black Hawk

Tournament poker and cash games featuring Omaha and Hold'em are available within a few casinos, some having professional poker rooms with 20+ tables in each. Many of the smaller casinos have rooms or at least have Let it Ride and Three card poker available if tournaments are not.

The Ameristar Casino is a must-see. This casino has 22 poker tables in its poker room with some of the best action in town. But it's not the only place you want to check out. Golden Gates Casino has a beautiful poker room with about 20 tables also. The other heavy hitter in town is The Lodge Casino & Hotel also with over 20 tournament tables as well. For the complete poker and tournament breakdown please visit the Black Hawk Poker page.

Other things in and around Black Hawk

If you'd like a slightly slower pace and just a bit more history, make the trek to Central City (less than a mile away) while you are in Black Hawk. There are shuttle buses between the two towns. While there are some large casinos in Central City, the majority of the town is still in historic buildings and it's a very enjoyable place walk around.

Black Hawk is enjoyable to walk through. There is always something new being built in town. Only a short distance from town and you are in the middle of the Rocky Mountains for hiking, sightseeing and much more. Highway 119 is known as the "Peak-to-Peak Highway" and runs all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park with breath taking views the whole drive.

Black Hawk in summary and more Colorado gaming

The Casinos in Blackhawk, Colorado, are extraordinary! Where you thought they couldn't fit anything else, the operators have moved mountains and installed some of the most fantastic casinos anywhere. Casino operators go above and beyond to make you feel like a VIP here. Colorado gaming has grown a lot in the last 12 years and the casinos of Black Hawk have grown along with it. The Colorado Division of Gaming has multiple offices, there are nearly 40 casinos in the state of Colorado, gaming is now a 24-hour operation and bets can go as high as $100!  Colorado also offers off-track betting, greyhound, and quarter horse tracks. (Arapahoe Park is one.) There is also a state lottery. So if you like gambling, Colorado has you covered.



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Online gambling and internet poker rooms

We'd like to mention some of our online friends who have respectable internet casino sites: World Casino Directory offers online casino reviews and game reviews as well as a comprehensive break down on the online gambling industry..

Always check with your local law enforcement before playing online! Never gamble unaware. Make sure online gambling or playing in an online casino is legal where you live before depositing money. The state of Colorado has always held the position that you may NOT gamble online from the state!. We cannot be held responsible for your actions once you leave our site!

Cool video tour of Black Hawk, CO

This is an excellent video that shows the layout of Black Hawk and its casinos coming up on Highway 119 from the Denver/Golden area. Before pressing "play," remember there is music, so turn your sound down if you need to. So far this is the best way we've seen to show you around the city. The only place that isn't captured well is actually Ameristar Casino - the one casino you really can't miss.



The two sides of Black Hawk

There are essentially two sides of Black Hawk. Both are walkable if you're in reasonably good shape. But if you'd rather ride, there is also the city bus system that will take you back and forth.


This is a picture of Main Street in the more historically preserved side of town. (It's bigger than it looks in this picture. See the photo below facing in the opposite direction.) This photo shows Wild Card Casino, Canyon Casino, Gilpin Casino, and part of Fitzgeralds.

Here is the old historic part of Black Hawk. Many of the old buildings here have been converted into casinos. These casinos are modern on the inside though, so don't be fooled. There is a more old mining town feeling to this section of town. This is where you'll find Bullwhackers, Black Hawk Station, Fitzgeralds, Bull Durham, Wild Card Casino, Gilpin Hotel, and the Canyon Casino.


This photo is looking back to downtown in the direction opposite as the above photo. Here you can see The Gilpin, Fitzgeralds, the old Bullpen Casino, and Wild Card. If you look close you can see the Bullwhackers parking structure (silver). Bullwhackers, Black Hawk Station, and Bull Durham Casino are all back here but hidden in this picture.

The other side is the newer part of town. Here you'll find that the casinos won't remind you too much of the gold mining days that the towns are attempting to preserve. The casinos look much more modern here, with many containing luxury hotels. Times have certainly changed the face of this part of town!

If you continue walking down Main Street from the Canyon you'll first run into the Lodge Casino and Hotel, which was the first casino to offer lodging in Black Hawk. Continuing on you'll see Golden Gates Casino (an older building), with its large parking garage and a pedestrian bridge to the Mardi Gras Casino (pictured below).



The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk - complete with hotel and huge poker room. Photo was taken from the Ameristar Casino across the highway.



Golden Mardi Gras Casino connected via Skywalk to the Golden Gates Casino. The large dark building behind Golden Gates is a huge free parking garage for the casinos. There is one other casino in their group, Golden Gulch (a short walk from here).

Continuing past Golden Gates and Mardi Gras (under the Skywalk), you will run into Golden Gulch, Lady Luck Casino & Hotel Tower, The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, and The Riviera Black Hawk. (Making a left would take you straight to the Ameristar Casino Hotel).


Picture of the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel - Black Hawk, Colorado.

The Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa at Black Hawk

Believe it or not, outside of Denver, The Ameristar Casino & Hotel is Colorado's tallest building. The view from the top is amazing. Ameristar Casino has given Black Hawk a run for its money, setting a high bar for the other casinos to match. However with 24-hour gaming and the stakes now raised to $100, the other Black Hawk casinos are stepping up to the plate. (You can now book a room at the Ameristar Casino from our website or click here for all Black Hawk hotels.)

The Riviera Casino Black Hawk

Most folks know of the Riviera Casino from Las Vegas. Well, there is a bit of Vegas in Black Hawk for sure. The Riviera has made its home right across the street from the Isle of Capri and brings with it world-class dining buffet and great gaming with close to 1,000 slots and great table games area.

Gamble at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, CO
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is literally impossible to miss. The towers are massive!.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
110 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 720-946-4000

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Ameristar Casino
Restaurants: Hot dogs & snack bar
Table Games:
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 1400+
Lodging: Try the local B&Bs
Gamble at Black Hawk Station Casino
Black Hawk Station is a local hang-out right next to the Eureka Casino in old downtown Black Hawk, Colorado.
Black Hawk Station
P.O. Box 417
141 Gregory St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-5582
Info: 303-582-1323
Fax: 303-582-5590

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Black Hawk Station Casino
Restaurants: Hot Dogs & Snacks
Table Games: Yes
Slots and video poker terminals: 59
Lodging:Black Hawk Lodging
Gamble at Bull Durham Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Bull Durham Casino is located in old town Black Hawk in a historic building.
Bull Durham Casino
110 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-0810

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Bull Durham Casino
Restaurants: Hot dogs & snack bar
Table Games:
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 157
Lodging: Try the local B&Bs
Gamble at Bullwhackers Casinos in Black Hawk, Co
Bullwhackers is at Highway 119 & Gregory. You can park for the Silver Hawk, Bullpen & Bullwhackers behind the building.
Bullwhackers Casino
101 Gregory St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: (800) 426-2855
Info: 303-271-2733

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Bullwhacker's Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant & pizza bar
Table Games:
Slots / video poker terminals: 547
Lodging: Blackhawk B&Bs
Gamble at Canyon Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Canyon Casino is now in two parts (the other is the Grand Plateau. It is located next to the Gilpin Casino across from the Lodge.
Canyon Casino
131 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-777-1111

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The Canyon Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (American)
Table Games: blackjack & poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 482
Lodging: n/a
Gamble at Eureka Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Eureka has excellent slots, video poker and killer Chinese food upstairs!
Eureka Casino
211 Gregory St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1040

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The Eureka Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (Chinese)
Table Games: none
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 152
Lodging: Try the After Supper B&B
Relation: Across from Black Hawk Station
Gambling at Fitzgeralds Casinos in Black Hawk, Co
Fitzgeralds is located in the heart of Old Town Black Hawk - there is no missing it!
Fitzgeralds Casino
101 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-3203

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Fitzgeralds Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (Irish)
Table Games: 3 blackjack & 1 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 598
Lodging: Try the Lodge Hotel & Casino
Relation: Next door to The Gilpin Hotel Casino
Gamble at the Gilpin Hotel Casino
The Gilpin has free valet parking and is located right in between Fitzgeralds Casino & The Canyon Casino.
Gilpin Hotel Casino
111 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1133

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The Gilpin Hotel Casino
Restaurants: 2 restaurants (American)
Table Games: blackjack & poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 465
Lodging: n/a
Gamble at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Very nice picture of Golden Gates Casino and the pedistrian walkway to the Mardi Gras Casino. Free parking!
Golden Gates Casino
261 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1650

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Golden Gates Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (Mexican)
Table Games: 3 blackjack & 1 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 263
Lodging: n/a
Relation: attached to the Mardi Gras Casino
Gamble at Golden Gulch Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Golden Gulch is owned by the same company as Golden Gates. It is in the old Jazz Alley building.
Golden Gulch Casino
321 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1800

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Golden Gulch Casino
Restaurants:
Table Games: n/a
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 196
Lodging: n/a
Gamble at the Isle of Capri Casino in Black Hawk
The Isle of Capri is the second largest casino in the State of Colorado. Located directly across from the Riviera.
Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel
401 Main St.
Blackhawk, Colorado 80422

Info: (800) 843-4753

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The Isle of Capri Casino
Restaurants: 3 restaurant (Seafood, more...)
Table Games: 11 blackjack & 3 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 1133
Lodging: Hotel Attached
Gamble at Lady LucK Casino in Black Hawk, Co
Lady Luck Casino Hotel is one of the first casinos you will see coming in from Denver. You'll recognize the big train in front!
Lady Luck Casino
340 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-2800

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Lady Luck Casino & Hotel
Restaurants: 1 restaurant
Table Games: 7 blackjack & 8 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 769
Lodging: Black Hawk Hotels
Gamble at The Lodge Casino and Hotel at Black Hawk
Photo of the Lodge Casino & Hotel in Blackhawk, CO driving North on Highway 119 from Denver.
Lodge Casino & Hotel
240 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1771

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The Lodge Casino & Hotel
Restaurants: 3 restaurants (American)
Table Games: 7 blackjack & 19 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 934
Lodging: Hotel attached

Mardi Gras is hooked together by a pedistrian bridge to the Golden Gates Casino.
Mardi Gras Casino
280 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-5600

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The Mardi Gras Casino
Restaurants: Creole, American
Table Games: 9 blackjack & poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 698
Lodging: n/a
Gamble at the Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk
Red Dolly casino is the closest casino in Blackhawk to Central City. Go West on Gregory from 119.
Red Dolly Casino
530 Gregory St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1100

Red Dolly Casino Review
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The Red Dolly Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (American)
Table Games: n/a
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 175
Lodging: n/a
Relation: Up Gregory towards Central City
Gamble at the Riviera Casino in Black Hawk
Riviera Casino is the first casino you will see entering Black Hawk from Golden. Right next to Isle of Capri!
Riviera Casino
444 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-1000

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The Riviera Casino
Restaurants: 3 restaurants
Table Games: 7 blackjack & 2 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 1000
Lodging: Try the Isle of Capri
Relation: 1st casino on left from Golden
Sasquatch Casino Information
Sasquatch Casino (formerly Bullpen, formerly Bronco Billy's) Casino is located right at Main and Greggory Streets.
Mountain High
101 Gregory St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-567-1234
Fax: (720) 946-4060

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Sasquatch Casino
Restaurants: 3 Restaurants
Table Games: 12 blackjack & 8 poker tables
Slot machines or video poker terminals: 1186
Lodging: Hotel Coming soon!
Gambling at the Wild Card Saloon and Casinos in Black Hawk
Wild Card Saloon & Casino is a locals hangout for lunch and slots - very friendly atmosphere!
Wild Card Saloon & Casino
120 Main St.
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422

Info: 303-582-3412

Wild Card Casino Review
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The Wild Card Saloon & Casino
Restaurants: 1 restaurant (American)
Table Games: n/a
Slot machines or video poker: 213
Lodging: n/a
Relation: Next to Bull Durham Casino


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Black Hawk casinos: Ameristar Casino Hotel, Black Hawk Station, Bull Durham, Bullwhackers Casino, Canyon & Grand Plateay Casino, Fitzgeralds Casino, Gilpin Hotel Casino, Golden Gates Casino, Golden Gulch Casino, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Lady Luck Casino Hotel, Lodge Hotel Casino, Mardi Gras Casino, Red Dolly Casino, Riviera Casino, Sasquatch Casino, Wild Card Saloon

Black Hawk casino games guides: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold'em, Slots and video slots, Video poker


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