A Guide to the Casinos of Cripple Creek


Nestled in the shadow of Pikes Peak is the small and remarkable town of Cripple Creek. During the gold rush of the late 1800s, Cripple Creek became one of the biggest economic hubs in the West, as gold seekers and miners flooded the area. Many of these historic turn of the century buildings, the majority of which were constructed following the fires of 1896, still remain.

Local leaders and residents opted for a second gold rush of sorts by trying to revitalize the town and its deteriorating buildings through limited stakes gaming, which began on Oct. 1, 1991. This followed a state-wide campaign and favorable vote by Colorado voters. Another pro-gaming vote occurred in late 2008 that paved the way for 24-hour gambling, $100 single-bet wagers and new games such as Roulette and Craps.

Even with these changes, Cripple Creek strives to preserve the mining heritage of the area and the old Victorian-era flavor of the town. So, even though state-of-the-art gaming devices dominate the interior of many of these buildings in the downtown core, the ambiance of this quaint turn-of-the-century town prevails. The casinos in Cripple Creek offer daily, weekly and seasonal promotions. These change often, so check for regular updates in The Mountain Jackpot (TMJ) or check the websites of the local casinos.

In addition, Cripple Creek features a culinary and lodging treasure, one of the best kept secrets in town. Cripple Creek abounds with close to 30 restaurants, eateries and coffee shops, all located inside Cripple Creek casinos and within a short walk of the gaming district. It also features approximately 500 overnight lodging accommodations, courtesy of the town?s hotels, motels, bed and breakfast establishments and RV parks. In addition, it sports some great historic attractions and museums. Here is a short glimpse of the gaming action, as the town celebrates its 22nd summer season since the invasion of Lady Luck. Due to the frequent changes on the Creek gaming front, we will provide continual updates throughout the year. Check our website www.mountainjackpot.com and our facebook and twitter pages for updates.

Bronco Billy?s Casino
www.broncobillyscasino.com 719-689-2142
Bronco Billy?s, one of the original gaming properties, opened for business in October 1991. Bronco Billy?s prides itself on outstanding customer service and boasts a loyal following of both local and out-of-town players. It is regarded as one of the premiere examples of the Colorado gaming experience. Bronco Billy?s boasts 729 slot machines and 11 table games, making it one of the largest establishments in town. Despite undergoing seven major expansions, it has retained the same friendly atmosphere. In fact, Bronco?s snagged several top Oscar awards in the most recent ?Best of Cripple Creek? contest, sponsored by The Mountain Jackpot newspaper and a number of the company?s managers/employees won top honors. Plus, Bronco?s recently was named as the best casino, according to the annual ?Best of the Springs? contest, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper. As the town celebrates more than 22 years of gaming, Bronco?s general manager and co-owner Marc Murphy is the only operator who has manned the same casino in Cripple Creek since the beginning of limited stakes gaming. Moreover, Bronco?s retains a strong reputation of participation in several key city events, such as Donkey Derby Days, the Salute to American Veterans and the Ice Fest. In addition Bronco?s is known for cash drawings every day of the week and has recently expanded, adding additional table games and slot machines?this is sure to increase its niche as a great place for card, slot and dice buffs. It also sports three restaurants, including the popular Steakhouse, Baja Billy?s and the well-loved Home Caf?.

As for upcoming promotions, you can get a load of cash this summer at Bronco Billy?s. With $225,000 GUARANTEED cash giveaways, this makes it a great reason to play at Bronco?s. It?s their way to celebrate the improvements to Bennett Ave. Join them for hot seats Sundays-Fridays for exciting games to win up to $2,000 every 45 minutes. Don?t miss Saturdays in June, July and August ?cause they?re giving away $10,000 cash each Saturday GUARANTEED! Also, On Saturdays in The Lounge from 7-10pm, they?ve really turned down the amps and turned up the talent with live music. They have all this cash their giving away and yes they are still giving cash back on points. Stay tuned for more exciting promotions coming this fall.

Century Casino Cripple Creek
www.cnty.com or cripple-creek.cnty.com 719-689-0333
Century Casino, located on the corner of Bennett and Second, in the heart of Cripple Creek, features a unique gaming experience, 450 loose slot machines with lots of jackpot winners, video and live roulette, live Wild 6 Poker, Buffalo Blackjack, and 21+3 in our Horseshoe Pit area. Players enjoy the spacious atmosphere, convenient parking, friendly service, and daily Gold Club promotions for Slots and Table Games players. Century also features daily specials at the Mid City Grill (MCG) located in the center of the casino. MCG is renowned for great steak specials; $15.95 T-Bone Fridays & $16.95 Prime Rib Saturdays. Seniors eat FREE on Mondays & Wednesdays 11am?3pm. Tuesdays enjoy a one-quarter pound hamburger and French Fries for only $2 from 11am?10pm. Thursdays receive 50 percent off any one menu item from 7am-10pm. See the Gold Club for your players card and start receiving all the great rewards at Century Casino Cripple Creek!
Century has established a reputation in Cripple Creek as the ?Winners? Zone.? Players love to win at one of our hot new slots or live table games. After all the winning, players can relax and enjoy a great night sleep right upstairs from the casino. Century has recently remodeled eight hotel rooms and added three brand new rooms and meeting space. Century now features 21 of the best hotel rooms and suites in town. Century offers 2X Points every Tuesday, Bingo every Wednesday, Hot Seat Drawings every Thursday, Reel Bonuses every day, Jackpot Party the first Sunday of every month, and Birthday Party the last Sunday of every month. Don?t miss Century?s Christmas in July progressive drawings every Saturday!
Big Jim?s Gambling Hall & Saloon
www.bigjimscasino.com 719-689-2601
Located in the heart of historic Cripple Creek at 279 Bennett Avenue, Big Jim?s Gambling Hall & Saloon offers fast action gaming entertainment, from the latest Slots to Classic Reel machines. From the personable and welcoming co-owner and general manager Jim Druck, to the courteous and attentive floor staff, Big Jim?s has consistently been voted among the top gaming establishments in Cripple Creek, including Best Bar by The Mountain Jackpot readers. Since opening the doors in 2011 Big Jim?s has crafted and held a niche for its fun atmosphere and is proud to be ?The REAL Thing in Cripple Creek?. Patrons can enjoy the latest Ticket slots, as well as classic coin reel games. Unlike many establishments in the industry Big Jim?s Coupons and Points are paid in CASH not free play!
Excellent deals await players through Big Jim?s REAL Rewards Club with awesome and exciting promotions, including Hot Seats, giveaways and much more. Patrons can also enjoy incredible accommodations at the beautifully remodeled and restored Imperial Hotel. Players and visitors continue to rave about the Casino?s Rockin? J?s Caf?; featuring breakfast served all day, Rockstar burgers, and a menu of other favorites. The restaurant, decorated and adorned with classic guitars autographed by some great artists, lends an awesome and authentic atmosphere to Rockin? J?s and has received shining reviews. Big Jim?s brought even more action to Cripple Creek in 2012 with The Vault expansion, providing space for even more great Slot games.
Come experience the REAL THING at Big Jim?s!
Wildwood Casino

www.playwildwood.com 719-244-9700

Opening in the summer of 2008, the Wildwood is the only gaming establishment in Cripple Creek located away from the cluster of casinos on Bennett Avenue. The Wildwood greets visitors to the area at the ?Gateway to Cripple Creek? when arriving in town via Hwy 67.

The Wildwood Casino presents the most modern gaming experience in Cripple Creek with all of the favorite slot machines and table games, including exciting progressives! The Wildwood also features four on-site restaurants for patrons? enjoyment; Saddle Bar, Maverick?s Buffet Fireside Kitchen, and PHO 54. The Saddle Bar serves an affordable assortment of appetizers, gourmet burgers that will make your mouth water, all in a lively sports bar atmosphere, while Maverick?s Buffet will offers an extravagant Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fireside Kitchen is proud to serve Boar?s Head premium deli meats and cheeses as well as savory pizzas. The tastes and fragrances created by the heat of the wood stone oven produces a pizza clearly superior to those cooked in a standard oven. It is open 24/7. Cripple Creek’s newest and most flavorful Vietnamese restaurant, PHO 54, features succulent, grilled pork bowls, combination noodle bowls, spicy sauces, crunchy vegetarian spring rolls, sizzling beef, chicken and shrimp dishes, and so much more. With a huge variety of savory dishes as well as the friendliest servers in town, PHO 54 is going to be a favorite. In addition, the Wildwood boasts ample convenient parking. Choose either an outdoor parking lot just steps away from the main entrance or a covered parking garage with a nearby elevator to whisk you up to the gaming floor.