Wild Card Saloon at Black Hawk

The Wild Card Saloon sits in a three-story historic building in the middle of Black Hawk, Colorado. It’s family-owned by Ed and Shirley Smith, who also are part owners of the nearby Sasquatch Casino.

The saloon, which, opened in 1991, is touted as the first casino in Black Hawk, and one of the last to still allow smoking inside. Their frontier attitude is evident before you step inside. Outside on the weekends and holidays the Wild Card Saloon holds a “free spin” promotion where you can win free food, drinks, or money to play one of the 223 gaming machines inside.  

Of the building’s three floors, only the first two are for gambling. The third floor is for taking a break from the din of the gaming floor. Relax and enjoy the sights from the recently opened balcony or order home-cooked food or drinks.

Once your appetite is satiated, it’s back to gambling, where slot machines at every turn are ready for action, including video poker bars on the second and main floors. What really sets the Wild Card Saloon and Casino apart is the convenience store located in the back, selling milk, energy drinks and cigarettes among other items.

Year Opened1991
Phone Number(303)-582-1000
Address120 Main St,
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Hotel?No
Number of Slots216
Minimum Age to Gambling21+

Wild Card Saloon Sports Betting

The Wild Card Saloon & Casino has not announced official plans for sports betting. The launch date for online sports betting in Colorado is May 1, 2020, but Colorado’s retail casinos are currently required to stay closed through mid-April due to the coronavirus. Casinos that have secured licenses and partnerships are still anticipating a May launch, but Wild Card Saloon & Casino was not among them.

We expect to find out more as retail sportsbooks and online sports betting launch on May 1 in Colorado.

Additional Wild Card Saloon Information

Restaurants: The Wild Card Saloon is home to some authentic home cooking. They serve usually one or two dishes each day to choose from. And the selection changes every day. Best of all it’s usually only $3.00.

Wild Card Saloon Casino – the building and the games: This casino is fairly small, but still has more than 200 slots. It’s located in a historic building that has been restored (and filled with slot machines). It’s definitely one of the employee “hang-outs” and even has a convenience store in the back where you can buy cigarettes, lighters, energy drinks, etc. The staff is very friendly.

Are the slots at the Wild Card Saloon & Casino affordable?

The slots at the Wild Card Saloon & Casino start at $.01. Most of the slots are directed towards the more frugal gambler. 

Is online gambling legal at the Wild Card Saloon & Casino?

The Wild Card Saloon & Casino has not currently taken steps to host online gambling on premises. 

Should I join the loyalty program at Wild Card Saloon & Casino?

The Wild Card Saloon & Casino does not currently have a loyalty program.  Instead they offer a Player’s Card membership program. The card is free and accumulates points based on the amount you play.