Colorado’s biggest casinos are rolling the dice in November, hoping that the state’s roughly 4.1 million voters will approve an initiative that would give a little more than 2,000 residents control of casino bet limits and games. Amendment 77 would give voters in Colorado’s gaming hamlets — Cripple Creek, population 1,300, Central City, population 750, […]
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Crowds flock to Black Hawk, Central City as Colorado casinos reopen after 93-day shutdown
BLACK HAWK — It’s been more than three months since Colorado’s casinos closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, and Colleen and Deb Campbell of Johnstown are jonesing for the penny slots. “We are going through withdrawals and we are ready to get back and play,” says Colleen, who joined her mom among dozens of […]
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Colorado casinos went bust when coronavirus hit. Here’s why they see a lucky streak ahead.
BLACK HAWK — Sean Demeule leans over the railing and surveys a silent sea of slot machines in the state’s largest casino. The general manager of the 523-room, 1,250-slot Ameristar Casino Resort shakes his head and chuckles quietly. It’s the only sound in the cavernous gambling hall. “It would never be like this. Ever,” he […]