Red Dolly Casino
Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk, CO, is one of 40 casinos in the state. After being owned and operated for a number of years by Luna Entertainment, it is now owned and operated by Red Dolly Inc.
The casino is one of the oldest and smallest in Black Hawk. At less than 2,500 square feet, Red Dolly Casino is home to 131 slot and video poker machines and a restaurant known for its $6.99 prime rib special. There are neither table games nor a poker room at Red Dolly. It is a smoke-free casino, as Colorado has a statewide ban on smoking indoors in public establishments.
Although sports betting became legal in Colorado beginning May 1, 2020, it does not appear that Red Dolly Casino has plans to open either a retail or online sportsbook anytime soon, if ever.
Red Dolly Casino
- Address: 530 Gregory St., Black Hawk, CO
- Owner: Red Dolly Inc.
- Operator: Red Dolly Inc.
- Hours: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
- Casino games: 131 slots
- Sportsbook: No announced plans about opening a retail or online sportsbook
- Poker: Does not have a poker room
Red Dolly Casino sportsbook
Colorado online sportsbooks are up and running as of May 1, 2020.
Red Dolly Casino obtained its sports betting license in April 2020, but there is no word yet on possible partners for Red Dolly to enlist in order to open either a retail or online sportsbook or both.
As a smaller player in Colorado, it may be tough for Red Dolly to nab a marquee sportsbook brand as a partner. However, with every brand looking to be in CO, the property is not without options.
When it comes to the online sportsbooks, bettors are able to place wagers anywhere within state lines, making them much more accessible since most of the state’s casinos are in the smaller mountain towns of Black Hawk and Central City.
As for what sportsbooks are allowed to take bets on, there’s the Sports Betting Catalog. The catalog was created and will be updated by the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission. It includes all the major sports leagues, as well as men’s and women’s college sports and even more fringe sports such as darts and cricket.
Red Dolly Casino
With slightly more than 2,200 square feet, Red Dolly Casino is one of the smaller casinos in Colorado. It is home to 131 slots and video poker machines but does not offer a poker room or any table games. The slot and video poker machines run from pennies up to $1.
The Red Dolly Casino offers a variety of slot machines and is more along the lines of a slot parlor than it is a full-fledged casino. The slot machines are true penny slots with a max bet of $1.
You can expect to find classics from Aristocrat. These include Wicked Winnings, Pompeii and even Where’s the Gold. If you’re an IGT or Bally fan, keep an eye out for Wheel of Fortune, Imperial Wealth and Fu Dao Le.
A handful of video poker machines are available at the bar, though the majority of the 130+ games are slots.
Red Dolly Casino does not offer any table games.
Red Dolly Casino rewards program
Red Dolly Casino does not have a rewards program. However, it does run promotions and special events throughout the year.
Red Dolly Casino poker room
Red Dolly Casino does not have a poker room.
Red Dolly Casino amenities
As one of the smaller casinos in the state, Red Dolly Casino does not have a hotel onsite, but it does have one restaurant that can seat up to 80 people at a time.
Red Dolly also offers free self-parking for its clientele just outside the casino.
Red Dolly Restaurant: Serving a wide variety of food from appetizers to soups and salads to sandwiches and burgers, as well as Mexican food and fish. But the customer favorite is the $6.99 prime rib dinner.
Red Dolly Casino history
Red Dolly Casino is one of the oldest casinos in the state, having opened on May 18, 1992. Despite its small size, it has managed to stay in business all these years because of its outstanding customer service, which is, at least in part, because many of Red Dolly’s employees have been there for more than a decade.
Luna Entertainment acquired the property in 2005. The company also owns and operates Kiowa Casino in Oklahoma and Running Creek Casino in California.
Previously, Luna has owned casino properties in South Dakota, Michigan and Nevada. Should Red Dolly move forward with sports betting plans, it will be the first foray into that market for the company.