The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk was opened in 2013 by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., who owns the Saratoga Casino Hotel – a popular casino, hotel and racetrack in New York.

The Saratoga Casino Black Hawk occupies the building of the former Fitzgeralds Casino, and features two bars, a café-restaurant and an equestrian theme.

Year opened2013
Phone number303-582-6100
Address101 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Number of slotsAbout 500
Number of table games11
Minimum age to gamble21

Saratoga Sportsbook And Online Sports Betting

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk has secured a partnership with Betfred USA Sports, a U.S. subsidiary of Betfred Group, a UK-based bookmaker.

The partnership – if approved by regulators – will allow The Saratoga Casino to offer sports betting services both on-site and online, including on mobile devices. Colorado legalized sports betting in November 2019, with the gates officially open as of May 2020.

Saratoga Casino History

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk is housed in the building that was formerly Fitzgeralds Casino, which was around since 1995, almost the beginning of casino gaming in the area.

Fitzgeralds Casino was acquired by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. in 2013 for $28 million and was subsequently renovated by the new owners. The renovations–costing $7.5 million–included a makeover of the table gaming area, a remodeled third floor and the addition of new bars and restaurants. 

The property was renamed and reopened as The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk later that year.

Gaming at The Saratoga Casino includes almost 500 slot and video poker machines, in addition to a range of table games such as roulette, craps, blackjack and more.

There are two bars on the property:

  • Main Floor Bar: Features complimentary beer, as well as a variety of wine, craft beer and cocktails
  • Mill City Bar: A trendy bar with a huge list of cocktails, to complement the usual selection of wine and beer.

A café is also based in the casino, the Main Street Café. It offers all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a range of burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups. Gamers can order while they play.

Loyalty Program

The Saratoga Casino has a loyalty program called the Player Extras Club, which is free to join.

Members receive a Players Extras Club card, which provides access to various benefits, including:

  • Points for free play
  • Comps for dining
  • Comps for the gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Additional special offers.

As with many loyalty programs, the Players Extras Club has a tier system which entitles members to different levels of rewards and benefits. There are four tiers in the Players Extras Club program: Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite.

Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk FAQ

Does The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk offer sports betting?

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk plans to offer sports and online betting in 2020, pending regulatory approval.

What hours is The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk open?

Monday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Does The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk have a hotel attached?

No, The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk does not have a hotel attached. The Lady Luck Casino Hotel and Isle Casino Hotel are the closest accommodation options.

What are the restaurants at The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk? 

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk has one restaurant, the Main Street Café. The location serves all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner.


How far is The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk from Denver?

The Saratoga Casino at Black Hawk is 37.6 miles from Denver City, which takes just under an hour to drive.

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