Isle Casino Hotel Review

Isle Casino Hotel is one of 18 gambling establishments located on Black Hawk’s half-mile casino strip.

The Isle is located just 40 minutes outside of Denver’s busy Metropolitan area. The casino features 42,000 square feet of gaming area, over 900 popular slot and video poker machines, 22 gaming tables, a live-action poker room, and other amenities. In addition to its robust gaming floor, the Isle also includes a 404-room luxury hotel and several dining options.

Now that sports betting is legal and underway in Colorado, the Isle Casino Hotel is expected to begin offering a sportsbook soon.

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk

Address: 401 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Owner / Operator: Eldorado Resorts
Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week
Casino games: 909 slots and video poker, 30 table games
Sportsbook: Opened the retail sportsbook on July 24. The plan is to launch the mobile app before the NFL starts.
Hotel: 404 luxury rooms & suites
Poker: Poker room with 10 poker tables

Isle Casino Sportsbook

In September 2018, Eldorado Resorts announced its nationwide partnership with leading sportsbook William Hill. Eventually, Eldorado finished its merger with Caesars, bought out William Hill, and branded the app Caesars in August 2021. Users can download and use Caesars Sportsbook.

There is not a formal retail sportsbook at Isle Casino, but there are a couple of Caesars-branded sports betting kiosks.

Isle Casino gaming floor

Isle Casino offers gamblers a wide selection of high-tech gaming entertainment coupled with popular tables games and a live-action poker room that hosts regular tournaments. When gamblers need a break from the casino floor, there is a hotel on location. Isle Casino also features a grand selection of eateries and bars.

Isle Casino’s massive gaming floor features over 42,000 square feet of gaming space, over 900 popular slot and video poker machines, and 30+ table games.

Slot machines

You won’t have any issues finding a slot machine at the Isle Casino. That’s because more than 900 slot machines are lining the exterior walls of the casino floor.

The Isle Casino offers classic three-reel slots in addition to popular stepper slots featuring surround sound, like Aristocrat’s Game of Thrones.

Other popular titles include:

  • Cash Money Deluxe
  • Wonder Woman
  • Triple Red Hot 777
  • 5 Dragons Grand
  • Buffalo Grand
  • Buffalo Inferno
  • Buffalo Stampede
  • Lightning Link
  • Tarzan Link
  • Timber Wolf Grand

The minimum bet starts at $0.01 up to a $100 max bet.

Video poker is also available through IGT’s Game King.

Table games

The state of Colorado Gaming Commission restricts what table games casinos are allowed to offer on their properties. While complying with the state restrictions, the Isle still makes the most of its spacious gaming floor by offering more than 30 of Colorado’s allowable table games.

Players can expect to find the following games:

  • Buffalo Blackjack
  • Three Card Poker
  • Mississippi Stud
  • High Card Flush
  • Double Deck Blackjack
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em

This is in addition to the three tables of craps and another three tables open for roulette.

A $10,000 progressive is available on Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em, while the Three Card Poker progressive resets to a $1,000.

The casino also offers electronic blackjack, roulette, and baccarat.

Isle Casino poker room

The Isle’s poker room is open 24/7 and offers a wide selection of games, limits, and blinds for exciting cash payouts and live poker tournaments. Located near the skywalk on Isle Casino’s second floor, the poker room is a highly trafficked area among both novice and expert poker players alike. The Isle’s lavish poker room is very popular. Players are encouraged to reserve their seats ahead of time and prospective players are offered a one-hour window to check-in before their reservation is forfeited.

Active poker players can enjoy complimentary beverages and tableside food services at all hours of the day while watching their favorite sports team on one of the poker room’s 10 flat-screen TVs. Although the casino is non-smoking, the poker room offers guests cigarette and snack machines along with a smoking terrace.

Fan Club rewards program

Eldorado Resorts Inc. offers casino goers the opportunity to sign up for their free loyalty program, or Fan Club, at Isle Casino. The Fan Club has five tiers. Members can earn points to move up into higher tiers by playing casino games such as slots, video poker, and table games. Points can be earned at any of Eldorado’s casino locations. However, Fan Club memberships benefits vary between locations. Some facilities even allow members to move into different tiers by playing bingo.

The Fan Club’s five tiers include Fan, Select, Gold, Platinum, and Millionaire. Each tier offers bigger and better rewards than the one before it. All Fan Club members are eligible to receive promotions, mail offers, and rewards based on gameplay and benefits. Membership rewards include:

  • Free cash
  • Discounted & compensated food and merchandise
  • Priority access
  • Valet
  • Comped sporting event tickets
  • Birthday gifts
  • A personal casino host
  • And more!

The rewards offered to Fan Club members become more luxurious and occur more frequently as members move up the five-tiered ladder. For participants to progress into higher tiers, players must earn a sufficient amount of qualifying points within 12 months.

Isle Casino Hotel dining options

Guests at Isle Casino Hotel can select from a variety of pleasing dining and beverage options, including:

Starbucks: Early birds can grab a cup of joe or a bacon-gouda breakfast sandwich as early as 6 a.m.

Simply Yummy Baking Company: Made from the finest quality ingredients and family recipes, Simply Yummy features made-from-scratch baked goods that are as tasty as they are beautiful. Casino goers can grab a sweet treat from the display case or place a custom order for pick-up.

Roxy Restaurant and Bar: The Roxy Restaurant and Bar features an unforgettable fine dining experience. Casino goers can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the gaming area and enjoy gourmet dinner options such as filet mignon and Roxy’s famous seared day boat scallops. The Roxy Restaurant and Bar is also home to 52 special recipe martinis that are served at the bar or tableside during operating hours as well as an exceptional Happy Hour in the restaurant’s lounge. The Bar also features a wide variety of cocktails from classic gin and vodka martinis to exclusive scotch and cognac selections.

Farmer’s Pick Buffet: Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, the Farmer’s Pick Buffet is a unique twist on the traditional casino buffet. Featuring fresh farm-to-table ingredients and locally sourced herbs, the Farmer’s Pick is a buffet that will please even the pickiest eaters. The buffets menu features freshly prepared food and locally grown items including veggies, meat, and eggs. The unique buffet includes everything from fresh crab legs to signature desserts made by the casino’s in-house bakery.

Dash Café: Featuring a modern décor and great selections for a grab-and-go meal, the Dash Café is perfect for gamblers looking to squeeze in some refreshments between games. The Dash Café offers a fresh selection of dining options, including signature burgers, pizzas, freshly made sandwiches, and house-made desserts.

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Isle Casino Hotel amenities

Isle Casino Hotel features a 404-room hotel. When the Isle first opened its doors on Dec. 30, 1998, it was the largest and busiest casino and hotel in the city. Today the hotel offers 164 newly-renovated rooms that include access to free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and an in-room coffee maker. The Isle also offers parking and complimentary valet services in its 348,000-square-foot parking garage.

Suites are available upon request, and Isle Hotel offers discounts to military, AARP members, senior citizens, and government employees.

Isle Casino Hotel history

The Isle is one of two Black Hawk casinos owned and operated by national gaming giant Eldorado Resorts Inc.

Eldorado Resorts is a major casino group that maintains a customer base of 23 million and owns 21 properties across 11 states, including Black Hawk’s Lady Luck Casino. An indoor skywalk joins Isle Casino to its sister property, allowing pedestrians to move easily between the two facilities.

The property got more than a new coat of paint recently. In 2019, the casino underwent a $35 million renovation.

The casino was one of the largest in the state when it opened in December 1998. Isle of Capri Casinos owned the property initially. Eldorado acquired Isle of Capri in 2017 as part of a multi-billion dollar deal in 2017.

Eldorado was not done yet, either. The company is in the middle of finalizing a $17.3 billion acquisition deal with Caesars Entertainment.