About the Author

Brian Carlton

Brian Carlton is an award-winning journalist who has covered casinos, the gaming and finance industries for more than a decade. His work has been published by the BBC and a variety of newspapers across the U.S.

After Big July Numbers, Can Century Casinos Keep Up the Momentum?

August 24, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

When Century reopened its Colorado casinos in mid-June, gamers responded. The combined second quarter revenue for the two properties was up 51 percent over the same period in 2019. But that was just the start. In July, the company recorded its highest gaming revenue in a decade at Cripple Creek. Meanwhile at Central City, revenue […]

Colorado Considers Reopening Table Games For Certain Counties

August 14, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Casinos in Black Hawk could be offering table games a few weeks from now. As of Aug. 11, the Colorado Health Department lifted its ban on variance requests. That means counties can request some specific COVID-19 restrictions be lifted, with a catch. If you’ve had a spike in cases within the last two weeks, your […]

COVID-19 Spike Puts Cripple Creek Casinos at Risk of Closure

August 7, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

In order for Cripple Creek casinos to stay open, Teller County has to get its COVID-19 problem under control. That’s a point everyone from casino operators to county commissioners want to get across, as the numbers keep increasing. On July 3, the county reported 41 total cases of the virus. In the month since then, […]

Don’t Keep the Change: National Coin Shortage Hits Colorado Casinos

July 31, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Colorado casinos need your coins. No, really. Normally, this is where you’d hear about different machines being rolled out or apps being launched. But in this case, casinos truly have a need for your loose change amidst an ongoing national shortage. It sounds bizarre, but it’s a true story. There are several reasons coins have […]

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Colorado Casinos are Area of Concern for Health Officials

July 15, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Most Colorado casinos have been open for about a month, following state-mandated closure orders issued in March in response to the pandemic. Since then, nationwide cases of COVID-19 have spiked considerably, including in Colorado. This has led health officials to express concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak in Teller County. While that doesn’t mean casinos have […]

Circa Sports Launching Colorado Sportsbook Through Century Casino Partnership

June 30, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Colorado’s latest sports betting project goes live on Wednesday, but it’s already being talked about. The app, created by Circa Sports, marks the company’s first expansion into this state through a partnership with Century Casino. But it’s the Nevada-based group’s methods that have people paying attention.  “We think they can offer something a bit different, […]

Who Needs A Gaming License to Offer Sports Betting in Colorado?

June 25, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Sports betting may have launched May 1 in Colorado, but the big day for most casinos in the state happened in March. That was when the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission awarded the first round of master licenses. It’s not enough to launch an app or put up lines on games. If you want a piece […]

How Colorado Casinos are Using Technology to Keep Visitors Safe

June 17, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

If you want people to gamble again, they need to feel safe. For most Colorado casinos, that means going beyond what health officials require to reopen. Casinos in Cripple Creek, Central City, and Black Hawk opened this week, and in preparation, some invested in new technology while others restructured the floor design or added physical […]