Grand Z Casino Hotel
Grand Z Casino Hotel in Central City, CO, is one of 40 casinos in the state. Grand Z is owned and operated by Maverick Gaming LLC, which bought the casino from CC Gaming LLC in 2019 along with Johnny Z’s Casino and Z Casino. The casino triumvirate gives Maverick Gaming the second-most slot machines in Colorado.
Grand Z Casino boasts nearly 600 slot and video poker machines as well as table games. It is also home to a 119-room hotel, three restaurants and The Mile High Room, an entertainment space on the second floor that has a dance floor and stage to host live events throughout the year. Since Colorado has a ban on indoor smoking, Grand Z Casino is smoke-free.
Grand Z Casino
- Address: 321 Gregory St., Central City, CO
- Owner: Maverick Gaming LLC
- Operator: Maverick Gaming LLC
- Hours: 24 hours
- Casino games: 684 slots, blackjack, poker, craps and roulette
- Sportsbook: None
- Poker: Does not have a poker room
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Grand Z Casino gaming floor
Grand Z features 684 gaming machines and eight table games but does not have a poker room. The slot and video poker machines range in price from pennies up to $100, while the table games allow players the ability to wager as much as $100 at a time, as well.
Grand Z Casinos is home to nearly 700 slot and video poker machines that range in denomination from pennies all the way up to $100, the maximum amount allowed in the state. The Grand Z gaming area was recently updated with what the casino describes as a “new vibe.” Also, players receive complimentary drinks and snacks while playing.
There are eight tables available for players at Grand Z Casino. Five of them are devoted to blackjack, while there is one each for three-card poker, craps and roulette. The minimum bet is $5, while the maximum wager allowed at any of the tables is $100, which is the highest allowed under Colorado gaming law. The tables are open 24 hours.
Grand Z Casino poker room
Grand Z Casino does not have a poker room.
Grand Z Casino rewards program
Grand Z offers a rewards program, called Club Z, which is free to join. The Club Z rewards program is shared with Maverick Gaming’s two other Colorado casinos, Z Casino and Johnny Z’s, meaning that players are able to earn and redeem points while playing at all three properties. Members of Club Z earn points on their club card while gambling and dining at any of the three casinos. The more they play, the more points they earn, and the better the rewards.
Club Z offers members four levels based on how many points they earn during six-month periods. The first level is Club for members with 4,999 points or fewer. Next up is Flame (5,000-24,999 points), the penultimate level is Nitro (25,000-49,999 points), and lastly, Turbo is for members with 50,000 points or more.
Being a member of Club Z gains players entry into monthly drawings as well as invitations to member-only events and specials.
Grand Z Casino Hotel amenities
Along with its gaming area, Grand Z Casino features a 119-room hotel, with recently renovated deluxe rooms and suites. Grand Z is not pet-friendly, though service dogs and miniature horses are accepted. Yes, you read that right. The Grand Z Casino website explicitly notes that mini-horses are OK.
Grand Z is home to The Mile High Room, an entertainment space on the second floor of the casino that features a dance floor and stage. The Mile High Room hosts live music shows with regularity, with most shows being on Friday and Saturday nights.
There are three restaurants on-site for patrons to choose from.
- Grand Bistro: Fine dining. Offering fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a mouthwatering dessert menu. The Grand Bistro is only open Thursday-Sunday starting at 5 p.m.
- The Grill: American. Open daily. Specialties include prime rib and its Double Down Breakfast, which is available all day.
- Z Café: Deli, desserts and coffee. Each of the Colorado Maverick properties features its own café, which is ideal for a fast meal. The offerings include sandwiches, pizza, ice cream and Starbucks coffee.
Grand Z Casino sportsbook
Grand Z Casino did have retail and mobile sports betting via Maverick Sportsbook. However, Maverick has shut down both its online and brick-and-mortar sportsbooks (total of three in Colorado) this summer.
Grand Z Casino history
Of the three Colorado casinos purchased by Maverick Gaming LLC in 2019, Grand Z Casino is the newest.
CC Gaming LLC purchased what was known as Reserve Casino in early 2017. Then, after renovations and upgrades that took more than a year to complete, it reopened in June 2018 under the moniker Grand Z Casino.
As part of the renovations, the hotel rooms were completely revamped, the entire casino was wallpapered, and new LED lighting was added throughout. The hotel features 119 rooms, and there also are 700 covered parking spaces for guests.
The other major upgrade at the time was the addition of what is now known as The Mile High Room, a 300-person entertainment space, which was described at the time of its opening as a “Vegas-style music room.” The Mile High Room regularly hosts live music shows.
In addition to its three Colorado casinos, Maverick also owns properties in several other states. The bulk of Maverick’s casinos are in Washington, where the company owns 19 properties. There are four properties in Nevada: three in Elko and one in Wendover.
It looked as though Maverick was going to acquire both a Louisiana casino and a resort in Lake Tahoe via a deal with Eldorado Resorts. However, in the wake of coronavirus, the company backed out of the deal.