Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk

The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk is one of the smaller casinos in Black Hawk. It is one of the three casinos in the area owned by Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., who also own and operate the Mardi Gras and Golden Gates Casinos.

There is no hotel or restaurant at The Golden Gulch Casino, instead catering to patrons with a single bar. The gaming floor consists entirely slot and video machines, with table games being left to its sister casinos next door.

Year opened2003
Phone number303-582-5600
Address321 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Number of slotsAbout 150
Number of table games0
Hotel?No
Minimum age to gamble21

Sports and Online Betting

Golden Gulch owners Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. formalized a partnership in 2020 with DraftKings, who will manage a physical sportsbook in the Mardi Gras Casino. A digital sportsbook will also be created, which is expected to be available to customers of all three of the company’s casinos, the Golden Gulch included.

Sports and online betting will officially be legal in the state of Colorado in May 2020 for licensed operators, as decided by voters in 2019. DraftKings was approved for two such licenses in March 2020.

Casino History

The Golden Gulch Casino was opened in January 2003, in the historic Black Hawk jailhouse building. 

Being a relatively small casino compared to many of the others in Black Hawk, The Golden Gulch is able to provide an intimate and personalized experience which is often complimented for its top-notch service.

Bundled with its two sister casinos – the Mardi Gras Casino and the Golden Gates Casino – the Golden Gulch has changed ownership several times since opening. This began with its early acquisition by Golden Gaming Inc. in 2005, who owned and operated the properties until 2011.

Affinity Gaming then bought the three casinos in a deal which was finalized in 2012, operating them for another seven years until 2019. The most recent purchase of the trio of casinos commenced in 2019 and was finalized in 2020 by current owners Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc.

The casino contains slot and video machines, with no table games available. This is not a problem for more serious gamers, however, as the Golden gates and Mardi Gras Casinos next door offer plenty of both. The same goes for café and bar options, of which the Golden Gulch Casino has one: The Golden Gulch Bar, which offers both beverages and grab-and-go food.

There is no hotel at any of the three sister casinos, but the Isle and Lady Luck Casinos are only a stone’s throw away, with plenty of rooms.

Loyalty Program

The Golden Gulch shares its FreePlay credit system and mail rewards program with The Mardi Gras and Golden Gates casinos, which includes a number of perks.

Gamers can earn FreePlay points on a dollar-for-dollar basis, which can then be downloaded and redeemed on slot and video machines. Bear in mind that all FreePlay points must be redeemed within six months of earning them.

The mail rewards program includes several offers, which involve an assortment of FreePlay, cash rewards, free bets, drawing entries and food coupons.

Golden Gulch Casino FAQ

What hours is The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk open? 

The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk is open 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Does The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk have a hotel attached?

No, The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk does not have a hotel attached. The closest hotels to the property are The Lady Luck Casino Hotel, and The Isle Casino Hotel.

Does The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk have a poker room?

No, The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk does not have a poker room. The Golden Gates Casino, however, has a top-of-the-line poker room only a short walk away. This is owned and operated by the same company.

What are the restaurants at The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk?

There are no restaurants at The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk. However, food and drinks are available at the property’s Golden Gulch Bar.

More substantial food options are readily available, both the Mardi Gras Casino and Golden Gates Casino have cafés which serve breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and more.

Is The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk smoke-free?

Yes, The Golden Gulch Casino at Black Hawk is a smoke-free casino.

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