One of three owned by Triple Crown Casinos, McGills Hotel and Casino is the only Irish-themed gambling spot in Cripple Creek, Colo. A certain green flair is present throughout the casino and is most obvious inside McGills Pint & Platter pub, where you can fill up on grub before heading back to the slots. The casino floor is nice and spacious thanks to high ceilings and wide walkways between slot machines.
If you are inclined to stay a few days, you can book a room in the Triple Crown Casinos hotels attached to the casinos proper. Room options include luxurious spaces with modern furniture, Jacuzzis, and complimentary breakfast.
|Address||23 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo. 80813|
|Number of slots||300+|
|Number of table games||0|
|Minimum age to gamble||21|
Online Sports Betting & Sportsbook At McGills Casino
In 2019, Colorado voters approved sports betting both online and in retail locations. By May 1, 2020, it will officially be legal for players to place bets on their favorite sports in the state, including collegiate games, teams, individual competitions, motorsports, and the Olympics.
Triple Crown Casinos has applied for and won licenses to operate a sportsbook online and inside their casinos. BetRivers Sportsbook recently announced a partnership with McGills Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek.
A Massive Cripple Creek Casino
McGills Hotel & Casino is one of three in Cripple Creek owned by Triple Crown Casinos. Owned by Rick Holland, McGills is also one of the largest and most spacious casinos in town. Here players can enjoy video slots, table games, a poker room, stay the night, or dine in one of multiple restaurants and bars. McGills is connected to the other two casinos operated by Triple Crown so you can easily visit the Midnight Rose or The Brass Ass without having to go outside. There is also a mezzanine area overlooking the casino floor where people watchers can hang out.
Currently about 80 hotel rooms are available for guests of Triple Crown Casinos and McGills Casino. These include deluxe standard rooms and themed rooms, such as a Roman, Royal, and Western room. You can relax in style next to a fireplace while soaking in the in-room Jacuzzi.
Presently, Triple Crown Casinos is in the midst of an expansion project that will give them an additional 150-room hotel for guests to use. The expansion will also include a rooftop restaurant, over 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, hot tubs, coffee shop, lounge, and more. The hotel was scheduled to open in the second half of 2020, but that opening may be delayed.
Triple Crown Casinos also spent $1 million renovating the old Gold Fever Inn to serve as hotel-slash-employee housing in spring 2019. The Inn provides affordable studio apartments for at least 15 employees, a necessity in Cripple Creek where there is a housing scarcity. The Gold Fever Inn will provide accommodations for additional employees needed to staff the expanded hotel later this year.
Get Points Through the Triple Play Club
Players can also enroll in the Triple Play Club to earn points while gambling at McGills. This free membership program features four tier levels that players reach as they accrue points:
- Triple Diamond
Each of these levels offers different rewards, comps, and promotions. For instance, every tier allows players to convert their points to cash at a 50% rate. The exclusive Triple Diamond tier even includes an invitation to an annual party with up to $35,000 in cash giveaways and the one-time use of a 20-seat limousine.
There are also points multiplier days added onto cards at different tiers every month and multipliers are available as part of promotional events. No matter what tier you are at you will earn 1 point for every $2 wagered on slots and video machines and 1 point for every $2.5 wagered in video poker. It’s also possible to earn points at table games based on wagers and length of play.
The player’s club card is valid at all three Triple Crown-owned casinos, McGills Casino, Midnight Rose, and The Brass Ass.
McGills Hotel & Casino FAQ
McGills Casino was opened in 1997, but Triple Crown Casinos opened their first casino, Midnight Rose, in 1992.
You’ll need to be 21 years old to gamble in McGills Casino.
Sports betting may be available at McGills Casino as soon as May 1, 2020.
Colorado Springs is the closest city to McGills Hotel and Casino.
McGills Casino is open 24 hours a day.