Dragon Tiger Casino Review

Dragon Tiger Casino, formerly Johnny Z’s Casino, in Central City, Colorado, is owned and operated by Maverick Gaming LLC., which also runs two other casinos in the state, Grand Z Casino Hotel, also in Central City, and Z Casino, which is located in Black Hawk.

The Dragon Tiger boasts 300-plus video poker and slot machines. There is live black jack and new baccarat tables as well.

There is one restaurant on site: The Dragon Tiger Noodle Co., featuring Asian-style noodle and rice bowls. Dragon Tiger does not have a hotel, though there are 119 renovated rooms at the partner Grand Z, which is just a short distance away.

Dragon Tiger Casino

  • Address: 132 Lawrence St., Central City, CO
  • Owner: Maverick Gaming LLC
  • Operator: Maverick Gaming LLC
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-3 a.m.; Friday-Sunday: 24 hours
  • Casino games: 300-plus slots and electronic table games. Blackjack and baccarat tables.
  • Sportsbook: None
  • Poker: Does not have a poker room

Dragon Tiger Casino

There are 300-plus slots and electronic table games to be found in the Dragon Tiger’s 21,000-square-foot facility, including high-limit slots.

New blackjack and baccarat tables also have been added.

As aforementioned, the Dragon Tiger does not have a poker room.

Slot machines

Dragon Tiger features more than 300 slots and electronic table games.  The casino prides itself on its attentive service and offers complimentary drinks as well as snacks delivered right to player’s machines. It also offers video roulette, craps, and blackjack.

Table games

Live blackjack tables have been added at the Dragon Tiger as well as new baccarat tables.

Dragon Tiger poker room

The Dragon Tiger does not currently have a poker room.

Rewards program at Dragon Tiger Casino

Dragon Tiger Casino shares its reward program with the sister Z Casino Black Hawk and Grand Z Casino Hotel. That means players can earn points at all three properties and use their reward points at all three as well. The Dragon Tiger Casino player’s club card is free to acquire.

A few player’s club card benefits include being entered into monthly casino drawings as well as earning multipliers, comps, free play, gas rewards and more.

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Dragon Tiger Casino amenities

While there is not an on-site hotel at the Dragon Tiger, there is affiliated lodging at the sister Grand Z Casino Hotel, which is a very short distance away and features 119 renovated rooms. You are even able to book a room right from the Dragon Tiger website.

As for entertainment, that’s also to be found at the Grand Z. There is located The Mile High Room, a space that has a dance floor and stage, with live shows regularly, including local and national acts on Friday and Saturday.

The Dragon Tiger does, however, feature the on-site Dragon Tiger Noodle Co., which specializes in Asian-style noodle and rice bowls.

Dragon Tiger Casino Sports Betting

Dragon Tiger Casino had online and retail sportsbooks via Maverick Sportsbook. But Maverick shut down its mobile and brick-and-mortar operations this summer.

Dragon Tiger Casino history

Back in the 1990s when gambling was first legalized in Colorado, the Dragon Tiger was orginally known as The Central Palace Casino. Its first owner was George Maloof, of the prominent Maloof family.

CC Gaming LLC bought the property for a reported $725,000 and then invested another $5.5 million in renovations. In 2010 it reopened as the Reserve Casino Hotel and later the name was changed to Johnny Z’s.

In 2019, Maverick Gaming LLC purchased Central City-based Johnny Z’s and Grand Z Casino Hotel, and Z Casino, located in Black Hawk. Soon after, Johnny Z’s was renamed the Dragon Tiger.