Can anyone give me any info on casinos in Cripple Creek Colorado?
I will be visiting Colorado Springs next week and wondered if I should check it out...
Is there any DD or SD ??
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Womacks Saloon & Gaming Parlor
Womacks Saloon & Gaming Parlor is a casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado and is open 8am-2am/ 7 days. The 25,000 square foot casino features 600 slots and four table games. The property has one restaurant. The website is www.womacks.com.
200-220 East Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813
P.O. Box 1006
Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813
719-689-3242 General Information
719-689-2161 General Information
Slot Machines - 600 total
Progressive Half Dollar Slots
Table Games - 4 total
Video Game Machines
The Gold Mine Restaurant (American) - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Unless it has recently changed there is a $5 max bet at all Colorado casinos. Since the minimum bet is usually $3 or $5, you are basically flat betting. I am pretty sure they have SD or DD, although it really doesn't much matter.
There is (still) a $5 maximum bet on any game in any casino in the state of Colorado. Colorado has three locations allowed to have casinos: Cripple Creek, Blackhawk, and Central City. The latter two cities are very near each other and about an hr's drive from Denver. Cripple Creek is farther south and about an hr's drive from Colo Sprngs.
All 3 cities are old mining towns, now recovering due to the casinos. They're fun cities and, as I have posted before (on USA West), good places to 'practice' in the sense that you can play (essentially flat-betting as pointed out above) with nominal risk while practicing keeping the count in a casino environment.
Note that most casinos in these 3 cities have very few BJ tables. Some have as many as 6-8, while many casinos have 1-2. They are usually packed. Note also that there is no restriction on multiple-hand play so, you can, for example, spread to as many hands (all $5 bets, of course) as there are open betting boxes when the count rises--then drop back to one box when the count tanks.
There are actually a few other places that offer gambling in Colorado besides the big three. There are two indian places, Igniacio and another one that are no where near the big three. Blackhack and Central city and essentially the same city, so there are really only two main gambling cities. The $5 max bet will likely remain that way for some time. When gambling was legalized in 1991, the $5 max bet was written almost in stone. To change it, it would have to go through a vote throughout the state, and then also be passed by the colorado legislature and signed by the governor, the governor is anti-gambling. Right now there is much opposition to raising it. Small casinos fear big casinos will swallow them up if it is raised, and also there is a lot of anti gambling organizations in colorado that would kill any bill raising the max bet of $5.
Blackhawk and Central City are seperated by a stop light, and are about 30 minutes west of Denver, take I-70 to exit 244. They have many huge Vegas like casinos, some offering entertainment shows, and some are owned by major US casino operators such as Riviera, Fitzgeralds, and I believe Mandalay Bay Corp. is in there now. Most casinos offer a mix of 6 deck and 2 deck games, most S17, DAS, RSA. Some have very trackable shuffles, and inexperienced dealers are found throughout. Colorado Gaming regulators are probably the tightest anywhere in the country. Casinos are very regulated, at one point casinos were not allowed to have H17 games, and many other restrictions such as not allowing intoxicated people to gambling(highly enforced) and not allowing players to hit soft 21 or double down a BJ.
Cripple Creek is 1 hour west of Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24 to Divide where you take hwy 67 to Cripple Creek, very curvy mountainous roads. Small time casinos, about 8 in all, most have about 30 guests rooms available in 1880's style buildings. Bronco Billy'sat oen time offered a positive game off the top. SD, S17, RSA, DAS dealt to the bottom, min 5 max 5, but you can spread from 1 hand to 7 hands if you are at an empty table. They even have cash back for table players and meals aren't too tough, about 1 hour play required, maybe a little more. The nicest casino in CC is the Double Eagle, rooms go for about 70 weeknights, higher on weekends. Craps and roulette are illegal in colorado, but three card poker is always very tempting there. Stay away from let it ride, and the poker rooms are full of cheating teams. have fun.