City of Black Hawk is the first in Colorado to approve unlimited maximum bets and new games under Amendment 77

City of Black Hawk is the first in Colorado to approve unlimited maximum bets and new games under Amendment 77

Las Vegas-style gaming arrives in Colorado May 1, 2021

Soon, Coloradans won’t have to hop on a plane to satisfy their appetite for Las Vegas-style gaming. The City of Black Hawk is excited to announce City Council voted to approve unlimited single-bet wagers in addition to allowing casinos to offer new games to their guests, solidifying the City as Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination. 

Next, the Department of Revenue’s Limited Gaming Control Commission must update Colorado’s gaming regulations. Pending updated rules, new games, side bets and unlimited single-bet wagers will be available to players in the City of Black Hawk on May 1st, 2021. 

With the passage of Ordinance 2020-30 and Resolution 68-20207, maximum bets in Black Hawk will be able to exceed the old cap of $100 per bet. Additionally, Black Hawk casinos will be able to offer the following games and their variations:

  • Baccarat
  • Keno 
  • Pai Gow poker
  • Big Six Wheel

Black Hawk’s casinos will also be able to offer other games like Casino War, Double Ball Roulette, Tiger Split, Free Bet Blackjack and Stadium Blackjack. The resolution also approves side bets on various games.

In the statewide general election, voters approved Amendment 77 in November, which allows municipalities to set their own single bet wager limits and casinos operating within their jurisdiction to offer new games previously not allowed under Colorado law, subject to local elections.  Concurrently, in the November election, Black Hawk voters approved allowing the City Council to pass legislation to lift gaming limits and add new games.

The City of Black Hawk supports responsible gaming and urges anyone with a gambling problem to reach out to Gamblers Anonymous at 1-855-222-5542 or the Problem Gaming Coalition of Colorado at 1-800-522-4700. 

 

 

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