Wild Card Saloon Casino

Wild Card Saloon is located in Black Hawk, CO and is one of 40 casinos in the state. The three-story building and casino is family-owned and operated by Ed and Shirley Smith, who also are part owners of the nearby Sasquatch Casino.

Wild Card Saloon features 250 slot and video poker machines on its first two floors, while the third floor is devoted to its bar and restaurant where patrons can enjoy the balcony as they relax. It also boasts a convenience store located in the back of the building, selling a limited supply of food and drinks. Wild Card Saloon does not have a hotel on the premises.

Sports betting became legal in Colorado on May 1, 2020, allowing casinos to open both retail and online sportsbooks. Wild Card Saloon has yet to announce any plans about opening a sportsbook of any kind.

Wild Card Saloon

  • Address: 120 Main St., Black Hawk, Colorado
  • Owner: Ed and Shirley Smith
  • Operator: Ed and Shirley Smith
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Thursday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 a.m.
  • Casino games: 250 slots
  • Sportsbook: No announced plans about opening a retail or online sportsbook
  • Poker: Does not have a poker room

Wild Card Saloon Sportsbook

Under current Colorado gaming restrictions, online casinos are not allowed. However, starting May 1, 2020, sports betting was allowed in both retail and online sportsbooks throughout the state. The Colorado law allows bettors to wager on their phone, tablet, or computer anywhere within state lines.

In May 2019, the owners of Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch casino inked a sports-betting deal with IGT. The properties will use IGT’s PlaySport kiosks. If you don’t want to wait in line or are intimidated by going up to a betting counter, kiosks are a great way to peruse possible bets and odds and easily place bets.

In addition to on-property kiosks, IGT will also power the mobile technology for betting apps licensed under Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch sports betting licenses.

Wild Card Saloon gaming

Wild Card Saloon boasts more than 7,700 square feet of gaming space which is home to 250 gaming machines. It does not have any table games or a poker room. The slot and video poker machines range in denomination from pennies up to $1.

There are 250 slot and video poker machines located on the first two floors of Wild Card Saloon for customers to choose from. The price of the machines ranges from pennies to $1.

When open, the property offers daily drawings and promotions in addition to affordable slot play options.

Wild Card Saloon players card

Wild Card Saloon allows players to accrue points for their gameplay on their player’s card. Then, these points can be redeemed for food and drink comps.

All it takes it 20 points on your Player Card to earn a free meal. Members also are entered into drawings for various prizes that range from hats, shirts, and jackets — all the way up a free Cadillac Escalade.

While there are rewards, there are no tiered loyalty levels. Everyone earns the same comps at the same rate, no matter how much or how little you play.

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Wild Card Saloon amenities

Since it is billed as a saloon, it’s no surprise that Wild Card Saloon offers mixed drinks, as well as a beer and wine selection to its customers. A recently opened third-floor balcony is a great spot for players to take a break from the action.

One aspect that is truly unique to Wild Card Saloon is the presence of a convenience store in the back of the building. There, customers can purchase items such as milk, energy drinks, and cigarettes.

The Wild Card Saloon offers food, but you will not find your typical menu because it truly is home cooking. The meals change daily and there are usually just one or two options to pick from each day.

Wild Card Saloon history

Self-described as the “First Casino in Black Hawk,” Wild Card Saloon opened in 1991. It is a throwback to what casinos were like in the area when gambling was first legalized in Colorado. Wild Card Saloon is still locally owned and operated by Ed and Shirley Smith, who also are part owners in Sasquatch Casino, also in Black Hawk.