Cripple Creek Gaming History

Gold miners of the 1890s sought riches - not only by laboring deep under Cripple Creek, but also by playing games of chance in the boomtown’s saloons and casinos. When Colorado legalized limited stakes gambling in 1991, casinos sprang up along Cripple Creek’s main thoroughfare and gave the historically-rich tourist town at the base of Pikes Peak a whole new year-round appeal.
In 2009, new games were added, maximum bets were raised to $100, and hours of operation were expanded to rev up the action. Today, 11 casinos, all within walking distance of one another, offer blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, and all the latest and most popular slots. Each has its own unique personality, from the historical and handsomely restored Victorians to new, tastefully modern casinos and emporiums.
Well-trained, highly experienced dealers will help introduce you to the gaming experience so don’t be shy about stepping up to one or our exciting tables! Our dealers will also challenge even the most experienced gamer with new twists and fun variations. New slot machines are also added all the time so stop in to see what’s new!
Several casinos offer hotel accommodations with hundreds of rooms available to book ahead of time or at a minute’s notice if you decide to extend your stay. All of the casinos serve great food from casual fare to fine dining, and their friendly staff will pour your favorite beverages.
On any given day, Cripple Creek’s gambling emporiums double down on the excitement with poker tournaments, slot specials, and food, drink and lodging promotions.
The hardy pioneers of yesteryear knew a good thing when they found it; today’s Colorado visitors know they’ll strike the mother lode of gaming fun in Cripple Creek. Make our good luck part of your experience. Stop in for some Colorado-style gaming. Our famous good luck may become part of your history, too.

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12 Mar 2013


By TRAVELHOST Contributing Writer
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