If you are searching for a fun Vegas-style casino with a unique claim to fame, consider the Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, CO. Opened in 2008, the Wildwood claims to be the Highest Casino in the World at an elevation of 9,593 ft. above sea level. It’s also a unique looking building with a round front entrance and everything inside located on a single story.
When you come to the Wildwood Casino you’ll find over 500 slot machines all laid out on a giant casino floor. If you want to try your hand at more games of skill, you can also head over to the live table games to play poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette. A couple of casual restaurants onsite will also help keep you fueled and ready for action.
|Address||119 Carbonate St., Cripple Creek, CO, 80813|
|Number of slots||500|
|Number of table games||14|
|Minimum gambling age||21|
Colorado Sports Betting Through Wildwood’s Partnership with ISI
If you are interested in sports betting in CO, you’ll soon be able to do so through the Wildwood Casino’s online app. This Cripple Creek casino has made an agreement with ISI Race and Sports to operate a retail and online sportsbook. ISI will provide the hardware, software, and marketing for the sports betting operation as soon as May 1, 2020.
In 2019, Colorado voters approved a measure that would legalize sports betting throughout the state. By late spring 2020, residents will be able to bet on individual, team, motorsports, collegiate sports, and the Olympics. Many casinos, including Wildwood Casino, have applied for and received licensing for sportsbook licenses so they can better serve guests. ISI will be using a native mobile app and sportsbook platform from Amelco, a supplier of application services for tier-one operators across multiple countries.
A New Casino in Town: History of the Wildwood
Wildwood Casino is one of the most recently launched casinos in Cripple Creek. It opened in 2008, just a little off the beaten path on Carbonate Street. The location doesn’t seem to deter visitors to this Vegas-style casino.
Wildwood Casino’s operators and current owners are American Gaming Group, LLC. They are in the middle of a $14 million hotel construction project that will give the Wildwood over 102 hotel rooms. The Wildwood does have a partnership with a nearby hotel the Gold King Inn. However, this hotel only has 67 rooms and is a decent walk from the actual casino. When the new hotel is constructed in late 2020, it should be partially attached and placed right next to the Wildwood Casino.
Key features of the hotel will include:
- 10 high-roller suites
- Four hospitality suites
- Functional rooftop space for events
- 1,000 sq. ft. of multipurpose space
Wildwood Casino also has two casual restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat. Joe’s Diner is an all-American style diner with hearty sandwiches, burgers, salads, and breakfast entrees. Woody’s Sports Bar & Grille offers pizza, chicken wings, hotdogs, and a famous 99-cent shrimp cocktail.
The Wildwood Casino Players Club
If you like earning extras while playing at your favorite casino, you’ll want to sign up for Club Wild. This players club is free to anyone and keeps track of the points earned, no matter which machine you opt to play.
Currently, there are five tiers to Club Wild. Each tier offers a different selection of benefits for players. The tiers are as follows:
● Emerald: Zero Points
● Sapphire: 12,500 Points
● Ruby: 25,000 Points
● Diamond: 75,000 Points
● Black: 150,000 Points
Players can earn 1 point per $1 bet placed at the slot machines and 1 point for every $2 when playing video poker. At the Black card level you will also earn 2X the points every day when placing bets. There are also potential points multiplier days every month for other tiers and a random mystery point multiplier that appears on special days of the month.
Some of the many rewards and comps available at different levels include complimentary hotel stays, suite upgrades, cash advance reimbursements, and free or discounted food.
Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek FAQ
The Wildwood Casino was first opened in 2008.
No. However, the Wildwood Casino does have a partnership with the Gold King Inn to book guests at their facilities and pick up guests via shuttle. Wildwood Casino is also building a larger hotel that will be connected to the casino by late 2020.
The minimum casino gambling age at any Colorado casino, including the Wildwood Casino is 21 years old.
The Wildwood Casino is about 44 miles from Colorado Springs, CO.
Wildwood Casino is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.