Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel

Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel is located in Cripple Creek, CO and is one of 40 casinos in the state. The property is owned and operated by G Investments LLC, which is headed by David Minter. Minter is also the managing partner of Minter Holdings LLC, which runs Johnny Nolon’s Casino, also in Cripple Creek.

Colorado Grande boasts 225 slot and video poker machines and also has four tables available on which bettors can play blackjack, roulette, or poker. The property also is home to the Lucky 7 Hotel, which has seven rooms available for guests.

The Colorado Grande is expected to open both a retail and online sportsbook eventually.

Colorado Grande Casino

  • Address: 300 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • Owner: G Investments, LLC
  • Operator: G Investments, LLC
  • Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week
  • Casino games: 225 slots, blackjack, poker, roulette
  • Sportsbook: Expected in 2020
  • Poker: Does not have a poker room

Colorado Grande Casino Sportsbook

Colorado gaming law does not allow online gambling, however starting May 1, 2020, sports betting will be legal throughout the state at both retail and online sportsbooks.

Colorado Grande Casino will pair with ISI Race & Sports to run its sportsbook operations, although details of how exactly the retail and online products will be set up is not yet known.

ISI already is partnering with other casinos in the state. Wildwood Casino and Johnny Nolon’s, both in Cripple Creek, are the other two that have been confirmed as ISI partners.

ISI has been involved in the sports betting industry since 1999. The company helped develop some of the top kiosks used in sports betting, including those used by William Hill in Nevada.

In 2007, ISI opened its own sportsbooks for casinos with recognizable brands like Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Ritz-Carlton. According to ISI, almost all of the money made on sports betting at these locations can be attributed to kiosks.

And just last year ISI, in partnership with global gaming entertainment industry leader IGT, debuted the CrystalBetting Terminal at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi. The CrystalBetting Terminal has:

  • A 27-inch touchscreen monitor that displays games and odds
  • The ability to accept cash and prints tickets
  • Live in-game betting option.

In addition to all that, the CrystalBetting Terminal has enough room for a small laptop or tablet, a USB charger, and a headphone jack.

Colorado Grande Casino gaming

Colorado Grande Casino has roughly 3,200 square feet of gaming space which includes 225 gaming machines and four table games.

The slot and video poker machines run from pennies all the way up to $100.

There are 225 slot and video poker machines at Colorado Grande Casino, including classic coin-in/coin-out reel machines. They vary in price from pennies to $100, the most allowed in Colorado.

Colorado Grande has four tables, from which players can choose to play blackjack, roulette, and poker. The only table game allowed under current Colorado gaming law that is not available at the casino is craps.

Colorado Grande Casino poker room

Colorado Grande does not have a poker room.

Colorado Grande Casino rewards program

Colorado Grande Casino’s rewards program is called Maggie’s Club. It gets its name from Maggie, the ghost who supposedly haunts the casino.

Players who join Maggie’s Club earn cash and complimentary rewards when playing with their Maggie’s club card. They also will receive cash coupons in the mail as well as invitations to a special VIP dinner every month. The rewards club is free to join.

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Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel amenities

Colorado Grande Casino is home to the Lucky 7 Hotel, which gets its name due to the fact that there are seven rooms available, two of which are suites. Room service is available in all the rooms.

Dining

There are two on-site restaurants to choose from at Colorado Grande.

  • Maggie’s Restaurant: American. Offers separate menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service also available for guests staying at the Lucky 7 Hotel. They also offer food-to-go.
  • Jack’s at the Grande: Coffee, bakery. Quaint coffee shop with a wide selection of caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks. They also serve fruit smoothies, sandwiches, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches.

Colorado Grande Casino history

The Colorado Grande Casino is famous for being haunted by a ghost named Maggie, for whom Maggie’s Restaurant is named. According to local legend she plays the slot machines at night with a male ghost. If you spot a ghost, Maggies is said to be decked out in turn-of-the-century clothes. She also has a penchant for singing.

The casino is inside the Fairley Bros. & Lampman Building which was erected in 1896 and has housed at various times a drugstore, barbershop, and professional offices on the second floor, which is now the hotel.

Colorado Grande Casino opened its doors on Oct. 11, 1991.

IGT sold the property and its Colorado casino interests to Isle of Capri Blackhawk in 2002. Isle of Capri Black Hawk was a shared ownership agreement between Isle of Capri and Nevada Gold. However, Nevada Gold bought out its partner in 2005.

In 2012, Nevada Gold sold the casino to Minter for $3 million. Nevada Gold’s other properties were all located in Washington, so the company offloaded its singular Colorado holding to focus on the Pacific Northwest.