The Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel is located in the Fairly-Lampman building, one of the most historic properties in Cripple Creek said to be haunted. It is a small casino offering just over 200 slots and a cozy seven-room hotel for those wanting to stay the night. Having been around since 1991, the Colorado Grande Casino is the local’s favorite.
G Investments LLC are the casino operators who bought the casino in 2012. The company is managed by David Minter who is also a partner of Minter Holdings LLC and has ownership of Johnny Nolon’s Casino, also in Cripple Creek.
- Address: 300 E. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
- Opening Times: 24 hours, seven days per week
- Hotel: Yes
- Loyalty Program: Grande Rewards loyalty program
- Gaming: 218 slot and video machines
- Restaurants and Bars: Jack’s Coffee Bar and Maggie’s Restaurant
The Colorado Grande Casino is a slot-only property with just over 200 slots and video machines for you to choose from. They are well-known for their retro reels, so if you are a fan of classic games and coin-in slots, this could be the spot for you. Slots include penny, nickel, quarter, and $5 slots.
Being a slot only casino, there are no table games or poker on offer. You will have to head to another of Cripple Creek’s casinos; try the Midnight Rose Casino for poker or the Wildwood Casino for a game of Blackjack, Roulette, or Craps.
Casino Loyalty Program
Grande Rewards is the name of the loyalty program in place at the Colorado Grande Casino. Like most casino rewards programs, it works on a points system. As you spend money on slots in the casino, you accumulate points that can be exchanged for free casino play, food vouchers, or hotel stays. Membership is free so make sure you sign up on your next visit to the casino.
As of 1st May 2020, sports gambling is legal in Colorado and retail casinos can launch onsite and online sportsbooks. However, with casinos just starting to reopen after mandatory closures surrounding COVID-19, onsite sportsbooks are only now gradually being released. ISI Race & Sports (ISI) has been granted a temporary sportsbook operating license in the Colorado Grande Casino, and so there are plans to roll out an onsite sportsbook when reopening.
Although online sports gambling is also legal in Colorado, the Colorado Grande Casino has yet to take any steps toward releasing an internet sportsbook.
There is a hotel at the Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel which has seven rooms. All rooms have either king or queen beds, and two of these are suite rooms with a more spacious layout. The hotel is also in partnership with Johnny Nolon’s Casino in Cripple Creek and players visiting that casino will be directed to the Colorado Grande Hotel if they need a place to stay. The rooms all have Western-style décor and are just upstairs from the games floor with room service available from Maggie’s Restaurant. One thing to note is that the hotel rooms are only accessible via a staircase with no elevator, so here is not a great option for elderly or disabled guests.
Dining and Bars
There is one restaurant at the Colorado Grande Casino called Maggie’s Restaurant, named after the alleged ghost who haunts the property. Stories reporting the ghost of Maggie, who reportedly plays slots late at night with male ghosts, have been around since the 1960s. The restaurant, named in her honor, serves American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, open until 10pm.
There is also Jack’s Coffee Bar where you can grab a coffee or a take-out sandwich for a quick bite to eat. Sign up to the casino’s loyalty program and you will probably get a free coffee on your next visit!
In Colorado, it is illegal to play any form of online casino gambling for real money. This is inclusive of internet slots, table games, and poker. The Colorado Grande Casino in Cripple Creek does, therefore, not offer any online games. Although online sports betting has recently launched in the state, the casino does not currently offer any online sportsbooks. For all the action, head to the casino in person or check out some of the other mobile apps accessible from Colorado.