With about 225 machines onsite, the Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel in Cripple Creek offers mostly slot games and video poker. If you like retro games, you’ll love the classic feel of their three-reel slots that still spit out real coins. Players can also join blackjack, poker, or roulette tables if they want to mingle while bringing in the dough.
Of course, there is also plenty to eat when you want to take a break at Maggie’s Restaurant. This popular dine-in and carry out offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open until 10 p.m. If you get thirsty, you can also pop over to Jack’s at the Grande for a pick-me-up in the form of a latte, espresso, or cold frappe.
The Colorado Grande also has seven hotel rooms upstairs which can be booked ahead of your visit. These rooms come with queen or king-sized beds and private bathrooms. You can also order room service from Maggie’s Restaurant.
|Address||300 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo. 80813|
|Number of slots||About 225|
|Number of table games||About 4|
|Minimum age to gamble||21|
Sports Betting At The Grande Casino & Hotel
Sports betting is legal in Colorado as of May 1, and many local casinos plan to offer online apps that will allow Colorado residents to bet on all their favorite teams and leagues. The law change allows players to bet on collegiate, team, individual, motor, and Olympic sports. No word yet on whether the Colorado Grande Casino will be one of the many in the state that will offer online or retail sports betting.
History Of The Grande Casino & Hotel
The Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel is a favored spot for locals. It’s operated inside the historic Fairley Bros. & Lampman Building and is also said to be a paranormal hotspot haunted by the ghost of a woman named Maggie, for whom the casino’s restaurant is named. According to lore, she plays the slots at night with a male ghost. Stories of spirits haunting the building have shared locally since before the 1960s. The building itself was constructed in 1896 and served as a commercial location with spaces for a drugstore, barbershop, and professional offices on the second floor.
The Colorado Grande Casino was opened by Colorado Grande Enterprises, Inc on Oct. 11, 1991. The company was primarily controlled by Stanley Fulton who folded it into an LLC in 1993 when he formed Anchor Gaming, a publicly owned company.
Then in 2002 Isle of Capri Black Hawk Casinos announced plans to acquire the Colorado Grande along with other properties owned by International Game Technology Inc. (IGT) for $84 million. Interestingly, IGT only came to own the Colorado Grande as part of an acquisition of Anchor Gaming in December 2001.
Ownership of the Grande Casino transferred from The Isle of Capri-Black Hawk LLC to Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. in 2005 in a deal worth approximately $6.5 million. Nevada Gold is a partial owner in The Isle of Capri-Black Hawk LLC along with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. After purchase, they completed renovations to increase the number of slots and expand the hotel from three rooms to seven rooms.
G Investments LLC purchased the Colorado Grande from Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. in 2012 for approximately $3.2 million. G Investments LLC is headed by David Minter, who once worked as general manager at the Colorado Grande in the mid-1990s. Minter is also managing partner of Minter Holdings LLC, which owns another casino in Cripple Creek, Johnny Nolon’s.
Grande Casino & Hotel FAQ
The Grande Casino & Hotel was first opened on October 11th, 1991.
The minimum casino gambling age throughout the state of Colorado and in the Grande Casino & Hotel is 21 years old.
The Grande Casino & Hotel is located in Cripple Creek, CO, and is about 40+ miles from Colorado Springs, CO.
The Grande Casino & Hotel is usually open 24 hours a day.
Yes, the Grande Casino & Hotel has seven hotel rooms available for booking on the second floor.