Sasquatch Casino Review
Located in the Centennial State, Sasquatch Casino is one of Black Hawk’s smaller gaming houses. Despite its size, the Sasquatch boasts to have some of the city’s highest payout rates and phenomenal prizes that keep gamblers coming back for more!
Sasquatch Casino is one of nearly 40 gambling establishments in Colorado and is owned and operated by a local family business in Black Hawk, Ed & Shirley Inc. In 2011, the Black Hawk casino set up shop in one of the city’s historic 19th-century buildings. To this day, the casino offers gamblers a rustic décor that holds close to Black Hawk’s gold-mining roots.
In addition to its high rewards, the Sasquatch Casino offers many unique experiences to gamblers. This is particularly true, as patrons are highly encouraged to rub the back-end of the casino’s famous 7’4’’ Harry the Sasquatch statue. Said to be good luck, casino goers often take pictures rubbing the famous Sasquatch’s butt before jumping into the exciting gaming scene at the nostalgic Sasquatch casino.
Address: 125 Gregory Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Owner / Operator: Ed & Shirley’s Inc.
Hours: 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Casino games: 186 slot machines
Poker: No poker room
of Gold Coins for $10
Sasquatch Casino amenities and gaming floor
Fun-filled and family-friendly, the Sasquatch Casino offers many exciting gaming opportunities to Black Hawk gamblers that are looking for a unique gaming experience. In addition to a spacious gaming floor and delicious eateries, the Sasquatch Casino offers educational wildlife exhibits and an all-ages arcade where parents can keep a close eye on their young ones.
While the casino does not offer an onsite hotel, Black Hawk’s casino district offers a vast selection of nearby lodging accommodations.
Sasquatch gaming floor
Boasting some of the highest payouts and prizes, the Sasquatch Casino features nearly 6,000 square feet and two floors of gaming space. In addition to a spacious gaming area, players are also offered promotional offers on the regular and are often eligible to win large prizes such as cash and luxury vehicles.
While Sasquatch Casino does not offer any table games, it does feature over 180 popular and high-tech slot machines, including electronic and conventional slot machines, tabletop gaming systems, and video poker. The casino floor features a wide range of gaming opportunities and popular slot machines which include:
- Buffalo Gold
- $1,000 or Nothing
- Multiplier Ridge
- Double Diamond Strike
- Enchanted Blackjack
- Wheel of Fortune
- Harley Davidson
A tabletop bar is also located just off the casino floor, where gamblers can play video-poker and watch games on the casino’s flat-screen TVs.
The Sasquatch Casino offers a family-friendly arcade for those who are under 21. Featuring around 15 popular arcade games, the casinos underage gaming area offers everything from modern MotoGP racing to throw back games like Pac-Man and Pinball. Gamers can also opt for prize driven machines, where kids can use the notorious claw machines for a chance to grab their favorite item.
To offer parents some peace of mind, Sasquatch Casino provides a clear view of the arcade from the casino. In fact, parents are able to keep enjoying their favorite slot-machines while keeping a close watch on their kiddos.
Sasquatch Casino dining options
When gamblers need a break from the casino’s exciting gaming floor, the casino offers a couple full-service restaurant options that are boasted to have the “best grub in town.”
Harry’s Grill & Pizza: Offering American favorites, Harry’s Grill & Pizza offers everything from ham and turkey sandwiches to Broaster chicken fajitas and green chili. At Harry’s, patrons can enjoy all-day breakfast and exciting deals like mouth-watering pizza for $0.99 a slice. Before getting back to the games, patrons can wash down their delicious meal with one of many beer options, such as the casino’s famous Sasquatch Wheat Ale.
Harry’s Steakhouse: Famous for their $6.99 prime rib steak dinner, Harry’s Steakhouse offers a variety of enticing options such as hot sandwiches, chicken tenders, and top-end cheeseburgers. Harry’s Steakhouse entrees and appetizers are perfect for a hearty meal that is easy on the wallet. Harry’s Steakhouse also offers a complimentary soft-serve ice cream to all playing customers.
Sasquatch Players Club
The Sasquatch Casino hosts a rewards program called the Sasquatch Players Club. The Players Club is free to join, and rewards are based on gameplay.
Points can be earned by swiping the Players Club card while playing any of the casino’s popular slot machines and points can be redeemed for dining compensations, merchandise, and gameplay. In fact, 40 points can be redeemed for a free meal at the casino’s famous steak house and points can also be redeemed for the chance to earn promotional prizes.
The casino keeps its loyalty program interesting by offering point-earning events such as Diamond Tuesdays, where players can earn points and receive free gameplay. More specifically, members who earn 25 points are eligible to redeem those points for $20 in free slot play or free dining and beverages.
Players can save up their player points and redeem them for a chance to spin the casino’s Big Wheel. Players can redeem every 100 points they earn for one ticket. On Diamond Tuesdays, players turn in their tickets and take their turn spinning the wheel and earn cash prizes. Wheel drawing are one every half-hour from 10 a.m. – midnight.
Promotional offers such as Ladies Day are often featured at the Sasquatch Casino. On this day, women who earn 25 points can receive free slot play in addition to food and beverage compensations.
Sasquatch Casino sportsbook
Sasquatch Casino is partnered with International Game Technology (IGT) to support their sports gambling offerings. This partnership allows IGT to offer retail and online sportsbook products in both Ed & Shirley’s Colorado casinos, Sasquatch Casino and Wild Card Saloon and Casino.
Providing top-end technology to a worldwide gaming market, IGT provides gaming services to nearly 13 states and 100 countries on every continent but Antarctica.
Ed and Shirley’s partnership with IGT includes access to IGT’s PlaySports platform. This is particularly exciting for the local Colorado gaming business, as PlaySport’s enhanced retail technology has been a huge success across the nation, giving Ed and Shirley’s Black Hawk casinos a leg-up in Colorado’s sports gambling market.
Sasquatch Casino history
Sasquatch Casino opened its doors in 2011, becoming the third Black Hawk casino to be locally owned and operated by Ed & Shirley’s Inc. In addition to the Sasquatch Casino, Ed & Shirley’s also owned and operated the now-defunct Black Hawk Station and Wild Card Casino.
Before it was Sasquatch Casino, the historic building that now houses the casino was originally built in 1875 and housed a locally owned hardware store called Jenkins McKay Hardware. The building’s top floor was often used for events such as lodge meetings and the local fireman’s ball. In addition to local gatherings, in the early 1900s the building was also the scene of a domestic dispute that resulted in one of Black Hawk’s few murders.
Nearly a century after the hardware store opened, in 1985 Ed & Shirley’s Inc. purchased the property and opened a local grocery store, Ed and Shirley’s Grocery, in its place. Sasquatch Casino was later set up in the historic building in 2011.
With over 30 years of experience, Ed and Shirley’s Inc. is a family-owned business that has participated in Black Hawk’s casino district since casino gaming became legal in the state. The local gaming enterprise opened its first gambling establishment in 1991, Wild Card Casino.
While the Sasquatch and Wild Card Casino remain popular gambling outlets in Black Hawk’s casino district, Black Hawk Station is no longer open for business. Black Hawk Station and the Sasquatch Casino merged into one establishment in 2015.