Dostal Alley Casino and Brewery
Dostal Alley Casino and Brewery is located in Central City, Colorado, and is one of 40 casinos throughout the state. The casino and brewery are a family business, owned and operated by Bruce and Sandy Schmalz.
The casino has been open since 1991 when gambling became legal in Colorado and the brewery opened in 1998.
The casino takes up two floors and offers 63 slot and video poker machines to play on. Dostal Alley does not offer any table games or have a poker room. Along with the brewery, there also is a restaurant on the premises.
Although sports betting became legal in Colorado starting May 1, 2020, there is no word on whether Dostal Alley plans to open either a retail or online sportsbook operation in the future.
Dostal Alley Casino
- Address: 116 Main St., Central City, CO
- Owner: Bruce and Sandy Schmalz
- Operator: Bruce and Sandy Schmalz
- Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
- Casino games: 63 slots
- Sportsbook: Unclear whether there are plans to open one
- Poker: Does not have a poker room
Dostal Alley Casino Sportsbook
As of May 1, 2020, sports wagering at retail and online casinos is legal in the state of Colorado.
According to the state’s gaming law, casinos are allowed to have both retail and online sportsbooks. One of the biggest keys for the online sportsbooks is that bettors are able to use them anywhere in the state.
With that in mind, a high number of the casinos throughout Colorado have entered into partnerships with sportsbooks to run their retail and online operations.
Dostal Alley Casino was approved for its sports betting license in February 2020, but it is not yet clear what the owners plan to do regarding either a retail sportsbook or online sportsbook, or both.
Only four apps launched on May 1 from casinos in the Centennial State, leaving plenty of potential partnerships still up for grabs, so Dostal Alley’s options are still open.
Dostal Alley Casino
Dostal Alley has 63 gaming machines, but does not have any table games or a poker room. There is a restaurant and brewery on the property and the latter is the only one in all of Gilpin County.
There are 63 slot and video poker machines for gamblers to choose from at Dostal Alley. They are located on two separate floors. The machines denominations range from pennies to $1.
Under Colorado gaming law the only table games allowed are blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Currently, Dostal Alley does not offer any table games in its casino.
Dostal Alley Casino rewards program
Dostal Alley Casino does not currently offer a rewards program to its players.
Dostal Alley Casino poker room
The casino does not have a poker room.
Dostal Alley Casino and Brewery amenities
There is no hotel on the premises, but it is home to a restaurant and brewery.
- Dostal Alley Restaurant and Microbrewery: Dostal Alley began brewing their own beer in 1997 and are the only brewery in Gilpin County. The restaurant serves pizza, calzones, sandwiches, salads and more.
Dostal Alley Casino history
Dostal Alley was one of the first eight casinos in Colorado to open in October 1991 and is the only one still in business.
The building was first opened in 1958 by Phillip and Ruth Schmalz as a ‘rock shop’ that sold exquisite gems as well as gold nuggets. The couple’s son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sandy Schmalz, took over the operations in 1972 and added the T-Shirt Corner Store in 1987.
With the legalization of gambling in Colorado in 1991, the Schmalz family opened Dostal Alley Saloon and Gambling Emporium. Six years later, they decided to eliminate the rock shop and T-shirt store. Those businesses were replaced by the bar and brewery upstairs.
Dostal Alley still is family owned and operated by Bruce and Sandy Schmalz.