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Submitted by Bernie on November 21st, 2006 at 12:59am

About Black Hawk gaming

Black Hawk Casinos at NightBlack Hawk, Colorado Casinos - legalized in 1991, limited stakes gambling in Black Hawk, Colorado has been a hit.  What started out as small $5 bets has become max $100 bet on November 4, 2008 when Colorado voters approved Amendment 50.  Amendment 50 basically boiled down to the following: while the casinos used to have to close at 2:00am, they are now allowed to operate 24 hours a day now!  Max bet has been raised to $100, Plus craps and roulette are now available.  For the record the legal minimum gambling age in Colorado is 21.  So if you're not that age, please don't visit, sorry!

In the beginning of legalization there were no hotels. Now there are over four luxury casino hotels one over is over 33 stories tall (Ameristar).   In the beginning of the casino rush in Colorado (much like the Gold Rush) Black Hawk was the underdog of the three towns that were given legal casinos: Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek.

Today it's not quite like that. Black Hawk currently dominates the Colorado gaming scene.  Central City and Cripple Creek do have some big casinos there are only one or two of them in each town.  Black Hawk casinos are MOSTLY mega casinos making it have the largest draw of gamblers in Colorado.

You'll find the Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino making a hit there as well as the Riviera Black Hawk, Ameristar  Casino, the Lodge Casino & Hotel at Black Hawk and the Mardi Gras (to name the largest casinos in town).

Although mostly covered up at this point Black Hawk, CO is in a National Historic district and holds a large portion of history during the Colorado Gold Rush.

Black Hawk Casino Information

Black Hawk, Colorado has 19 casinos in which you'll find more than 8,936 slots and gaming machines. There are a total of 137 table games. The minimum bet we've found at casinos in Black Hawk is $0.01 and the maxium bet is $100. Click a casino on the left for more information on a particular property.

There is poker in Black Hawk! You will find over 82 live poker tables to play at. You will find the following games in Black Hawk casinos: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slot machines, 3 Card Poker, Video Poker, NL Texas Hold'em, Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Lo, Keno, Blackjack Double Deck, Sharpshooter , Buffalo Bonus Blackjack. Some Black Hawk casinos also offer convention centers and meeting spaces. Over the entire town, you will find a total of 21,000 conference sq/ft space in the various casino properties.

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Largest Casinos in Black Hawk

The largest casino in Black Hawk, Colorado according to gaming machines and table games put together, is Ameristar Casino Resort. The Ameristar Casino Resort total casino square footage is 71,000 square feet. It has 1513 gaming machines and 25 tables games. You will also find 22 poker tables and 5 restaurants.

You can contact the Ameristar Casino Resort at 720-946-4000 or toll-free at 866-MORE-FUN. The Ameristar Casino Resort is located at 111 Richman Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422, USA.

Visit the Ameristar Casino Resort information page for more details on this casino, or click here to make hotel reservations. Ameristar Casino Resort has a total of 536 hotel rooms available.

The second largest casino in Black Hawk would be Isle of Capri Hotel Casino with 1098 gaming machines / table games. The Isle of Capri Hotel Casino has a total casino square footage of 43,000 square feet. There is a hotel with 238 hotel rooms available. If you wish to make lodging accommodations at Isle of Capri Hotel Casino, please visit the Isle of Capri Hotel Casino information page for more details.

Black Hawk Casino Stats

Casinos: 19
Casino Hotels:4
Restaurants: 32
Date legalized:November 4, 1998
Table games:137
Slot machines:8,936
Poker tables: 82
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$100
Total Casino sq/ft:378,041 sq/ft
Total Convention sq/ft:21,000 sq/ft

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Submitted by Bernie on November 21st, 2006 at 12:59am
I have been to Black Hawk on a number of occasions and in fact I have worked in many of the casinos there at one point or another. I find the town of Black Hawk to be quite a unique experience. First - it's only a mile or so from Central City, another gambling town. These towns are historic gold mining towns so there are relics all around. There is even a museum in Central City. The casinos in Black Hawk have a ton of slots, but you'll also find blackjack tables and poker rooms. Most notable in the poker arena is the Gilpin Hotel Casnios poker room. It has large number of tables. Eating is good in Black Hawk, too, just don't cheap out. The most expensive places in town aren't that expensive (if you're gambling, none of the food should be too pricey).

The biggest gripe among gamblers over all is the lack of lodging which has been slowly addressed over the years. Definately recommend the Lodge Hotel & Casino or the Isle of Capri if you are staying over night. Enjoy!

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Contact information

City of Black Hawk

201 Selak St.
Black Hawk
CO 80422

Website Website
City police 303-582-0503
City fire 303-582-0426
Governed by: Colorado Division of Gaming

17301 W. Colfax Ave.
Suite 135
Golden, CO 80401

Phone 303-205-1355
Website Website

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