The closest Colorado casinos near Denver are about a 40-mile drive. Black Hawk and Central City are two of the most popular Colorado casino towns, and they are neighboring cities that are located one mile apart.
The Black Hawk Shuttle Service provides free transportation throughout Black Hawk and Central City.
Most casinos in Black Hawk are small and don’t have hotels. Ameristar Black Hawk, Lady Luck Casino, the Lodge Casino at Black Hawk and the Isle of Capri, are the only Black Hawk casinos with hotel rooms.
The next closest lodging is about one mile away at the two casinos in Central City: Century City and the Reserve.
Another alternative is the Coyote Motel, located on Highway 119 about 1.5 miles from the Black Hawk casinos. The Coyote Motel features 23 rooms with private baths.
The Black Hawk and Central City casinos are located one mile apart. The Black Hawk Shuttle Service provides free transportation throughout Black Hawk and Central City.
Central City Casinos
The casinos in Central City are located one mile from Black Hawk. For more information on visiting Central City casinos or general tourism information, call (303) 582-5251 or visit their website at www.colorado.gov/centralcity
Gambling Laws in Black Hawk
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all casinos in Colorado are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Colorado casinos.
The minimum gambling age is 21 for all Colorado casinos.
List of Casinos in Black Hawk
Shown below is a list of all Black Hawk casinos and Central City casinos. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Ameristar Black Hawk
- Bull Durham Saloon & Casino
- Canyon Casino
- Century Casino & Hotel
- Dostal Alley Casino & Microbrewery
- Famous Bonanza-Easy Street
- Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino
- Gilpin Hotel Casino
- Golden Gates Casino
- Golden Mardi Gras Casino
- Grand Z Casino Hotel
- Isle Casino Hotel, The – Black Hawk
- Johnny Z’s Casino
- Lady Luck Casino – Black Hawk
- Lodge Casino at Black Hawk, The
- Monarch Casino Black Hawk
- Red Dolly Casino
- Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
- Sasquatch Casino
- Wild Card Saloon & Casino
- Z Casino – Black Hawk
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There are a few bus tour programs operating between the metropolitan Denver area and Black Hawk/Central City casinos. These programs are priced around $15 and usually affiliated with a few casinos that will reimburse a portion of the transportation charge.
Check the “Weekend” section of the Friday Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News for bus tour ads.
For information on visiting Black Hawk casinos, or general tourism information, call (303) 582-5221, or visit their website at www.cityofblackhawk.org.