Easy Street Casino is located on the historic Main Street of Central City, Colorado, and is one of 40 casinos in the state. Easy Street has been open since Dec. 07, 2000 and is one of two casinos owned by G.F. Gaming Corporation, a local family-owned company.
The Easy Street Casino is a slot machine-only casino, well-known for its friendly atmosphere and popular new and vintage slots. The casino even features a number of vintage coin-operated machines for gamblers who want an old-school gambling experience.
The casino also features a bar and full-service restaurant as well as a family-friendly arcade to entertain customers under the age of 21. Although the casino does not feature a hotel, it’s not really an inconvenience since Central City features a large selection of lodging options for gamblers to choose from.
Address: 120 Main St., Central City, CO 80427
Owner / Operator: G.F. Gaming Corporation
Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. / 7 days a week
Casino games: 180 slots and video poker games
Poker: No poker room
As a result of the November 2019 referendum, which legalized sports gambling throughout the state, Colorado casinos have worked tirelessly to secure business contracts with sportsbook leaders across the nation. Several sportsbooks have already gone live within the state and many more are expected to join the ranks.
The May 1 launch date allowed Colorado casinos to begin offering both in-person and online betting to gamblers located in the state. However, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the closure of Colorado casinos, so gamblers in the state had to initially place their wagers using online sportsbooks and mobile betting apps.
G.F. Gaming secured a license for both its casinos before the May 1 legalization date, though the company has not yet announced what sportsbook it intends to partner with for its two Central City locations.
Easy Street Casino is well-known for its friendly staff and great amenities. The casino features a spacious casino floor and arcade gaming area along with a popular full-service restaurant and historic bar.
Easy Street Casino prides itself on being a family-friendly establishment. In order to provide an unforgettable experience to the whole household, the casino offers an arcade for the enjoyment of customers under the legal gambling age. Featuring a grand selection of both old-school arcade-favorites and new popular video machines, the Easy Street Arcade has everything from air hockey and foosball to competitive race, dance, and video games such as Jurassic Park and Guitar Hero.
The casino also offers snack and drink vending machines for young gamers to grab a quick bite before getting back to the fun.
Easy Street Casino does not offer table games. In fact, the Central City casino is well-known for being a slots-only gambling house. Located along the historic city’s casino strip, the Easy Street Casino’s lack of table gaming poses no real issue to gamblers, as the block is filled with exciting gambling opportunities.
Easy Street Casino’s spacious gambling floor offers 23,000 square feet of gaming space with vintage light fixtures and brick-accented walls that offer an old-time feel to the casino floor. With the casino’s sought-after selection of rare and vintage coin machines, gamblers will feel as though they have stepped back in time.
The casino’s website proudly displays its many jackpots. Cash prizes range from $1,500 to $25,000 payouts. Bets at Easy Street begin at penny slots and go up as high as $5 slot machines.
The casino’s collection of slot machines ranges from rare older-style machines to popular video slots and poker machines. Casino gamers can pull the crank or insert their player’s card to begin enjoying some of the casino’s popular machines, which include games such as Red, White and Blue Deluxe, Pompeii, Wings Over Olympus, Eagle Rock and more.
At night, the casino becomes a brightly-lit hub of excitement as festive colored lights illuminate the Easy Street Casino, making the establishment a welcome place for gamblers looking for Central City’s laid back casino nightlife.
The Easy Street Casino features a full-service restaurant and on-site bar where casino-goers can stop by for a quick break from the gambling excitement and enjoy one of Millie’s famous entrées or an vintage-style cocktail at the Gold Coin Bar.
Millie’s Restaurant: Located on the second floor of the casino, Millie’s offers delicious and affordable options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring an old-fashioned setting, Millie’s is famous for its delicious signature comfort food options, such as Easy Street Omelet, Finger-Lickin’ Pecan Smoked Chicken Wings, Big Easy Cheeseburger and Millie’s Southern Fried Chicken.
Gold Coin Bar: Located conveniently on the first floor of the casino, the historic Gold Coin Bar features a saloon-themed atmosphere and delicious cocktails. Customers are brought back in time after walking through the swinging doors into the Gold Coin Bar. This is particularly true as historic pictures of the saloon are displayed throughout the establishment and feature gold miners and townspeople enjoying a well-deserved drink at the local watering hole.
G.F. Gaming features a loyalty program across its two gambling establishments, Famous Bonanza and Easy Street Casino, called the Player’s Club. The program is free to join, and guests can easily sign up at either casino’s guest services desk.
Guests are offered a seamless gaming experience as points may be earned or redeemed at either sister casino.
Members may use their Player’s Club card to earn points and comps. Members earn one point for every $1 wagered on the casino’s slot machines. For Play Club members who prefer video poker, a point is earned for every $2 staked.
The casino keeps things interesting by offering member-only promotions, exciting comps and point multipliers on the regular. New member promotions offer guests a chance to spin the casino’s Cash Wheel for a chance to win $100. Regular promotions range from two-times point multipliers on all slots to Sunday three-times point multipliers on quarter slots.
For patrons who commute via bus, the membership program offers bus ticket reimbursements after earning 250 base points.
Members are also eligible to earn retail and dining comps at the two casinos’ prestigious eateries, Stella’s Café and Millie’s Restaurant. Play Club members may also enter into members-only promotional giveaways and are eligible for cash redemptions. Members can redeem points for $5 in cash after reaching 1,000 play points.
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Easy Street Casino has been owned and operated by G.F. Gaming Corporation since its opening in late 2000. Easy Street Casino and its sister casino, Famous Bonanza, are two of the few casinos in Central City to still be owned by their original founders.
The local Central City gaming company has maintained its position in the casino gambling industry since casino gaming became legal throughout the state in the 1990s. Back in the ’90s, bets were limited to a max of $5 wagers, but in 2009 the maximum stakes increased to $100 and legislation began allowing certain table games for the enjoyment of Colorado gamblers.
Central City is a gambling town located about an hour outside of Denver’s busy metropolitan area and is most well-known for its casino offerings and its gold-mining history from the late 1800s. The town is scattered with throwbacks to its gold-mining roots, featuring historic buildings and landmarks throughout the busy Main Street casino district. Some of the historic buildings have become eateries, bars and casinos.
This is particularly true of Easy Street, as the building that houses the Gold Coin Bar was once the Gold Coin Saloon where miners and townsfolk would go for a drink after a hard day’s work. Pictures from the historic saloon are featured in the bar, and the gold miners’ vintage charm still decorates the walls of the rustic establishment.