Colorado casinos are going to reopen from next week following a three-month shutdown due to COVID-19.
Casinos in Cripple Creek will resume their operations on June 15. Gaming properties in Cripple Creek include the Century Casino and Hotel, Full House Resorts’ Bronco Billy’s, the Double Eagle, and the Midnight Rose, among others.
Gaming properties in Colorado’s other gaming hubs of Black Hawk and Central City will come back online on June 17. Those include a pair of venues operated by Eldorado Resorts, the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, and several smaller properties owned by Twin River Worldwide Holdings, among others.
Black Hawk and Central City are located in Gilpin County. Last Sunday, the Gilpin County Board of Public Health signed off on a directive that provides health and safety guidance to the gaming venues.
In Teller County, home to the Cripple Creek casinos, officials there are permitting a variance order allowing the gaming properties to reopen, but with heavy restrictions including no table games and just 50% of slot capacity.
The Centennial State followed others in closing casinos in mid-March, but is among the slowest in terms of allowing those venues to come back online. Nevada gaming properties restarted on June 4, preceded by equivalent venues in some Southern states in May.