McGill’s Hotel & Casino is the only Irish-themed casino in Cripple Creek. It is known for its spacious games room and boasts nearly 300 slot machines. The casino is owned by Triple Crown Casinos who also own the town’s Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino and Brass Ass Casino, and there is a joint loyalty program so you can earn bonuses across all three properties. You will also find a pub restaurant open daily and a hotel attached so you can stay the night.
- Address: 232 Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
- Opening Times: 24 hours, seven days per week
- Hotel: Yes
- Loyalty Program: Triple Play Club loyalty program
- Gaming: 280 slot machines
- Restaurants and Bars: Pint & Platter Pub
McGill’s Casino has a spacious games floor where you have 280 slots and video machines to choose from. This includes classic slots, penny games, progressive jackpot machines, and electronic table games. Some of the newer games found in the casino are:
- Buffalo Grand
- Wild Panda
- Lucky Toucan
- Tower Dragon Jackpots
There is also a quieter mezzanine overlooking the main casino floor full of games if you prefer. McGill’s Casino is a slot-only casino and so to play live-action table games or poker try heading to The Brass Ass Casino or the Midnight Rose Casino, respectively.
Casino Loyalty Program
The Triple Play Club is the loyalty program at McGill’s Hotel & Casino, and at its two sister properties. It is free to become a member and if you earn 200 points on the day you sign-up, you will get $10 free play to spend in the casino! You earn points by placing wagers; 1 point is earnt for every $2 on slots and every $2.50 on video poker. You can exchange your points for exclusive offers, discounts, and bonuses. The program is split into four tiers and the higher you sit, the better your benefits. The points for each tier are as follows:
- Purple: 0 – 20,000 points
- Gold: 20,000 – 60,000 points
- Platinum: 60,000 – 150,000 points
- Triple Diamond: 150,000+ points
Those sitting in the Triple Diamond tier receive free monthly gifts, $20 off hotel and dining experiences in the Triple Crown Casinos, exclusive party and event invitations inclusive of an annual $350,000 cash giveaway party, and $200 monthly bonus comp points. It pays to play more!
Although sports gambling is now legal in Colorado, temporary casino closures due to the global pandemic mean casinos are only just starting to roll out their onsite retails sportsbooks. McGill’s Casino was one of the seven first casinos to be granted their sports betting license. Although there are no sports betting services in the casino at present, we should see these roll out shortly.
Online sportsbooks are also legal in the state, and McGill’s Casino has formed a partnership with Rush Street Interactive to bring BetRivers internet sportsbook to Colorado. BetRivers was the first mobile sportsbook to launch, debuting on 1st May 2020. Alongside this, another mobile sportsbook, BetMGM, has launched in collaboration with the Midnight Rose Casino, another of the Triple Crown Casinos properties. These mobile apps are a great way to utilize Colorado’s sports betting launch despite the postponed opening of retail sportsbooks.
There is a hotel attached to McGill’s Hotel & Casino that is home to around 80 rooms. All rooms also come with flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay. They have standard rooms along with themed suites for an ultra-special stay:
- Standard Room
- Full-Size Suite
- Roman Suite
- Royal Suite
- Western Suite
Dining and Bars
The Pint & Platter is the only place to get food in McGill’s Hotel & Casino. It is a traditional Irish pub with authentic Irish artifacts and décor, open daily from 11am – 10pm. On their menu, you will find sandwiches, burgers, steak, and seafood. They also have a range of draft beers and is the only spot in Cripple Creek with Guinness on tap!
It is still illegal to partake in online casino gambling for real money from inside Colorado. Therefore, McGill’s Hotel & Casino do not offer any forms of online slots or table games. On the other hand, you can now legally place wagers on your favorite sports teams over the internet. This was made legal from 1st May 2020 after a ballot passed allowing online and retail sports betting. McGill’s Casino has collaborated with the online provider BetRivers who was the first to launch its mobile sportsbook on 1st May 2020. You can legally place wagers on all available sporting events from their site.