Johnny Nolon’s Casino is in a historic building that was first a gambling destination in 1891. What was then The Johnny Nolon Saloon & Gambling Emporium was home to pool tables and poker and was known as the “Gentlemen’s Popular Resort.” Fast forward to today and the property has transitioned into a modern space operated by Minter Holdings LLC whos managing partner also owns the Colorado Grande Casino. Inside, you will find nearly 250 slots and video machines and the casino is open 24 hours, every day of the year.
- Address: 301 E. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
- Opening Times: 24 hours, seven days per week
- Hotel: No
- Loyalty Program: Player’s Club loyalty program
- Gaming: 223 slot and video machines
- Restaurants and Bars: Johnny’s Restaurant
Johnny Nolon’s Casino is a slot-only property. On their games floor you will find nearly 250 games inclusive of modern games, classic reels, and video poker games including:
- Ultimate X Poker
- Rome & Egypt
- Wheel of Fortune
- Tigers Eye
The slots are also known for being some of the loosest in town! In 2016, according to the Colorado Gaming Statistics, their games were 16% looser than other Cripple Creek casinos. There are also a large number of progressive jackpot slots and video games at Johnny Nolon’s Casino. At the time of writing, the top jackpot values and games are:
- Double Gold: $33,036.36
- Party Spin: $30,382.30
- Super Star Poker $5 Royal Flush: $27,254.43
Casino Loyalty Program
Johnny Nolon’s Casino runs a basic loyalty program called Player’s Club. It is free to sign up and every time you spend money on the casino’s slots, comp points are earnt. These can be exchanged for free or discounted meals, stays in the associated hotel, and casino merchandise. Although not as elaborate as some competitors’ loyalty programs, the rewards are a nice addition to your gambling fun.
Sports gambling is now live in Colorado! A ballot passed last November meaning that as of 1st May 2020, internet and retail sports betting is legal for everyone over the age of 21 in the state. Johnny Nolon’s Casino has had its sports betting license approved, and so will be launching onsite sportsbook services. However, there is no retail sportsbook available at present. The casino should be rolling this out shortly after reopening.
Recently, Johnny Nolon’s Casino has also formed a partnership with the Carousel Group who is preparing to launch its SportsBetting.com site in Colorado. Their Colorado site is still in the works and nothing has been released yet, but we should see it live in the coming months.
Dining and Bars
Johnny’s Restaurant is the only dining option at Johnny Nolon’s Casino. The sit-down restaurant is open 8am – 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and until 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. They serve a range of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and main dishes such as chicken, pasta, and steaks. You can also grab breakfast there and can choose from eggs, omelets, pancakes, and more.
Although the sit-down restaurant closes in the evening, they offer take-out food 24 hours, seven days per week. The menu is reduced to shrimp cocktails, chicken fingers, steak and eggs, and other items, but it is great being able to grab a late-night snack. All Player’s Club members can use their comp points and get any of these items for $2!
In Colorado, it is illegal to place wagers on online casino games for real money. Therefore, Johnny Nolon’s Casino does not offer any online slots. Any sites which do offer casino games for real cash are not legal when played from inside the Centennial State.
The only forms of legitimate online gambling for real money are DFS contests, horse race betting, and, as of 1st May 2020, sports gambling. Johnny Nolon’s Casino has secured a deal with the Carousel Group who will be launching their online sportsbook and mobile app in Colorado. This has not yet been released, but check out our Colorado mobile apps page to find out how and where you can place bets on the go.