In order to keep three of its historic mining towns - Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek - from fading into nothing but memory, legislation was adopted in 1991 allowing the legal operation of casinos in the three 'ghost towns'. Using refurbished buildings and keeping to the theme of 'the old west', numerous casinos cropped up and the towns began reviving. It wasn't until 2008 that maximum bet limits were raised from $5.00 up to the current $100.00 limit and the casino industry began booming. Statewide, there are now 40 casinos in operation with the majority of them located within these three cities. Age 21 and over is the legal gambling age and casinos do check ID!
Located in Black Hawk, not only is this Colorado's largest casino but also one that has some of the loosest slots in Colorado. Of the 17 casinos in Black Hawk, this upscale casino is home to 1,500+ of the newest and best slots to be found anywhere. With 24/7 gaming action, the fun and excitement never ends as players pull winning spins at their favorite hot games. Be sure to check into the player reward card for some awesome added perks and specials only for members.
Easy Street Casino
Historic downtown Central City is where Easy Street is found, literally. This local family-owned and operated casino may be smaller than most with only 205 slots available, but they aim to please. Players have the option of spinning some old-time slots where you can still drop a nickel in or heading for the more glitzy Vegas-style machines with the ticket in, ticket out technology. Uniquely family-friendly, the casino houses the only under-21 arcade to be found in either Black Hawk or Central City, assuring fun and excitement for everyone.
Double Eagle Hotel and Casino
Cripple Creek's premier destination for slot players, Double Eagle has 500 of not only the newest and loosest slots in town, but also some of the loosest slots in Colorado. Old favorites are found here right beside some new favorites. For a chance at some major jackpots, give one of the many progressives such as Jackpot Fantasy, Double Diamond, or Triple Star a spin or two.