The Lodge Casino Review
Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, CO is one of 40 casinos in the state. The property is owned and operated by Jacobs Entertainment Inc., a gaming, hospitality and entertainment company based in Golden, CO.
The Lodge Casino features 975 slot and video poker machines, plus 23 table games. It is smoke-free, as are all Colorado casinos. The Lodge also has an accompanying 50-room hotel and four on-site restaurants. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In June 2021, the Colorado SuperBook retail sportsbook opened on the Lodge’s second floor.
The Lodge Casino
- Address: 240 Main St., Black Hawk, CO. 80422
- Owner/Operator: Jacobs Entertainment Inc.
- Hours: 24/7
- Casino Games: 975 slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker
- Sportsbook: Colorado SuperBook
- Poker: Poker room closed in 2016
Colorado SuperBook sportsbook
Online gambling is not allowed in Colorado, but sports betting is both on-site and online.
In 2020, Lodge Casino announced it was partnering with the Las Vegas-based SuperBook. And a little more than a year later, in June 2021, the retail Colorado SuperBook had its grand opening on the Lodge’s second floor.
Among the Colorado SuperBook’s features are:
- 28 TV screens
- Sports bar with eight poker machines
- Three betting windows
- Sports betting kiosks
- Food and beverage options
- Charging stations that are connected to bar rails with foot rests
- 28 large lounge chairs featuring personal tables and cup holders
The SuperBook’s capacity is around 200. There’s also a distinct Colorado flavor with odds and promos catered to the in-state pro and college teams.
The Lodge Casino gaming
The Lodge Casino has more than 52,000 square feet of gaming space, which includes almost 1,000 gaming machines and 23 table games. The Lodge was the first casino in the area to have a hotel and restaurant on-site.
It also boasts four restaurants and four bars for patrons to choose from during their visit.
The Lodge Casino has 975 slot and video poker machines. The prices range from penny slots up to $100, which is currently the maximum allowed in the state.
Colorado’s current gaming restrictions allow for a limited variety of table games. The Lodge offers all that CO permits: poker, blackjack, craps and roulette. The casino has 23 table games available for play.
Lodge rewards program
The Winners Club is The Lodge Casino’s rewards program. It is the same program affiliated with its sister casino The Gilpin Casino in Black Hawk. As is the case with most rewards programs, members earn cash back, entries into drawings and coupon mailers.
After signing up, members receive 50 points, as well as a free meal from the Seasons Buffet.
The Winners Club has four levels, which members can move up through by earning points within six-month periods. Each level has a set of rewards, from hotel and food rewards to event tickets and complimentary machine lockdowns. Players earn one point for every $2 in slot play and for every $4 in video poker play.
The first level is the Silver tier and it requires 30,000 points. The next is the Gold tier and takes 75,000 points to reach. The third is the Platinum tier, which players must accumulate 150,000 points. The top level is the Millennium tier; players need to earn 250,000 points during a six-month window.
Lodge Casino poker room
The Lodge’s poker room was permanently closed in September 2016.
Lodge Casino hotel amenities
The Lodge features a 50-room hotel. When the hotel first opened, it was the first casino in the area to offer rooms to its guests. The Lodge offers free parking and Wi-Fi, and a breakfast buffet. However, The Lodge does not have a pool or fitness center.
The Lodge Casino has four restaurants and four bars as well. Here are the on-site dining options:
- Jake’s Deli: Great for families with kids, plus it features outdoor seating.
- Seasons Buffet: Seasons offers a wide variety of cuisines, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- The White Buffalo Grille: Head here for an upscale dining experience. The White Buffalo Grille serves steak and seafood.
- Cinnabon: The Cinnabon bakery at The Lodge opens at 7 a.m. daily and closes at 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and at midnight Saturdays-Sundays.
The Lodge Casino history
The Lodge Casino opened in June 1998 and cost $73 million to build. It was the first casino in the area to have an on-site hotel and restaurant for its patrons. When it opened, it was the largest casino in Colorado. Though it’s no longer the largest, The Lodge Casin is one of the bigger casinos.
The Lodge’s owner, Jacobs Entertainment, also operates The Gilpin Casino in Colorado as well as Sands Regency and Gold Dust West in Nevada.
Jacobs Entertainment also owns and operates truck stop gaming facilities in Louisiana, real estate developments and the Nautica Waterfront District in Cleveland, OH, which includes the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.