The Brass Ass at Cripple Creek

Located in one of the oldest buildings in Cripple Creek, Colo., The Brass Ass is a local casino that pulls off the mining theme with aplomb. It’s hard not to notice the name of this casino on the sign board out front or miss the eponymous ass on display. The exterior of this historic building is traditionally Western with black and brass trim, while the interior is decked out in stone facades and black ceilings. 

The Brass Ass has hundreds of slot machines and almost a dozen live game tables. When you get hungry, The Mining Pick offers casual dining fare 24 hours a day.

Established1995
Phone number719-689-2104
Address264 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Number of slots265+
Number of table games10+
Hotel?Sort of
Minimum gambling age21

Brass Ass Sportsbook & Online Sports Betting Partner

The Brass Ass doesn’t appear to offer online slots, video poker, or live table games. Nor would this be expected, as most forms of online gambling are still illegal in Colorado. However, sports betting was recently legalized by voters. As soon as May 1, 2020, players will be able to start betting on sports online and in retail locations. 

Triple Crown Casinos has received licensing approval to offer sports betting in their casinos and on three online sites. They haven’t announced which online sportsbook they will be working with as of April 2020. But, that could soon change.

Bold As The Brass Ass: A History

The Brass Ass was opened by Triple Crown Casinos in 1995 to complement their existing Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino. While the Midnight Rose has an elegant Victorian Era theme, The Brass Ass boasts a wild and rough mining camp feeling. The casino is located in a historic building with preserved exterior and a painted wooden donkey in the game room. Supposedly, this donkey was part of an 1893 Chicago World Exposition ride, launching small boats with a hard kick.

Triple Crown Casinos opened a third casino in 1997, called, McGills Hotel and Casino, to round out their collection. McGills Casino has an Irish theme which works well with the vintage feel of the other two casinos. 

Each of these three casinos are located side-by-side on the same street. They are even connected inside to allow guests easy movement from one casino to another without leaving the building. 

The Brass Ass doesn’t have a hotel, but players can book rooms in the other two casinos and hotels operated by Triple Crown. There are a selection of rooms available including deluxe, standard, and themed suites. Each of the suites comes with an in-room jetted bath, fireplace, and additional amenities. 

Triple Crown Casinos has plans in the works for an expansion that will provide an additional 150-room hotel. This is in addition to an underground parking lot and renovated employee housing that’s already completed. The expansion also includes additional amenities, like:

  • A Lounge
  • A Coffee Bar
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Rooftop Restaurant
  • Hot Tubs
  • Fitness Center

Completion of this expansion is expected for late 2020 or 2021.

The Triple Play Loyalty Program

Triple Crown Casinos offers a single loyalty program for all of their properties: the Triple Play Club. A card-based plan that is free to join, it allows players to earn points every time they place a wager. These points can be used towards freebies, discounts, and events offered at The Brass Ass. 

The club allows players to earn points as follows:

  • 1 point for every $2 wagered at the slots
  • 1 point for every $2.50 wagered at video poker
  • Points are earned for wagers and length of play at table games
  • Receive points multipliers on special days each month

As you earn points, you move up through the tiers of the Triple Play Club. Each tier offers an increased level of benefits and rewards. The four tiers are:

  • Purple – 0 to 19,999 points
  • Gold – 20,000 to 59,000 points
  • Platinum – 60,000 to 149,000 points
  • Triple Diamond – 150,000+ points

So, what can players earn for participating in the Triple Play Club? The best bonus for every level is the ability to convert comps to cash at a 50% value. Plus, you will also receive email discounts, monthly offers based on play, and discounts at Triple Play Partners. 

The higher tiers will give more expensive rewards, such as a 3-night hotel stay, once yearly usage of a limousine, and $200 in monthly VIP Bonus Comps. Of course, points reset every six months. Take prompt action to receive all of your rewards as you earn them.

The Brass Ass Cripple Creek FAQ

Does The Brass Ass have sports betting?

The Brass Ass will be able to offer sports betting as soon as May 1, 2020 when it becomes legal in Colorado.

What major city is close to The Brass Ass?

Colorado Springs, CO is the closest major city to The Brass Ass, about 44 miles away.

Is The Brass Ass open 24 hours a day?

Yes. The Brass Ass is open for your gaming entertainment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Does The Brass Ass have a hotel?

No, but you can book a room at the Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino or McGills Hotel and Casino. Both are connected to The Brass Ass and all are owned by Triple Crown Casinos.

Does The Brass Ass have a poker room?

No, but there is a poker room inside the Midnight Rose casino, which is connected to the Brass Ass

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