Cripple Creek's gambling report III
Poker players headed to Cripple Creek, Colorado, will be certainly pleased to hear that there are many casinos they'll be able to play live poker in. The Midnight Rose is one such casino. As a matter of fact, the Rose has its very own poker room, and besides, it's the most elegant and high-class gambling establishment in Cripple Creek, so playing poker there might just be the experience of a lifetime.
If you ever pass through town, by all means do pay a visit to the Midnight Rose. It is an iconic representative of the mining-towns turned gambling hotspots in Colorado.
The more than 400 slot machines will make sure you find whatever you're looking for in this respect. There's video poker too, and progressives for the slots. ( these are in-house ones)
At the Rose, gambling happens on two separate floors, and the Midnight Rose Poker Room offers regular ring games and tournaments to those who like to exercise their poker skills.
The Triple Play Club is the Midnight Rose's player's club. Players can sign up in any of the three casinos belonging to the Triple Crown Network, namely, the Brass Ass, (reviewed in one of our previous articles), JP McGill's ( likewise) and the Midnight Rose itself. Membership in the player's club will earn benefits like lodging discounts, dining discounts, monthly newsletter, club activities and invitations to members-only events.
Triple Play Club members will earn player's points by playing at any of the above named three casinos, exactly 2 points for every $4 played. This makes their point system one of the most rewarding ones in Colorado.
The Midnight Rose Poker Room features a whooping 10 tables, and there are 9 live blackjack tables as well.
Dining is available in The Down Under Steakhouse on the lower floor of the Rose, which offers exquisite American and French cuisine.
Uncle Sam's Casino is a smaller establishment on East Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek, a far cry from the luxury and elegance offered by the Midnight Rose. This casino has about 67 gambling machines, including progressive ( in-house) half dollar slots, Atronic's 0.05 – 2 dollar slots, IGT Wheel of Fortune video slots and video poker. Hot dogs, pop corn and cocktails are free for players.
Because of the limited space available in the building, there is no live poker and blackjack.
The Virgin Mule Casino is about the same size as Uncle Sam's, and offers about the same level of service and variety. There are 54 gaming machines available ( slots, video slots, video poker) and in-house progressives. The establishment is a family business, and due to the small scale of the operation there is no live blackjack or poker at the Virgin Mule. The Mule is famous for its historic, 100 years old vault, and the authenticity of the building it's located in.
As far as dining goes, no, you don't have to leave the place to grab some chow. They have a snack bar and they serve tamales, hot dogs and hamburgers.
What better way is there to wrap up our tour of the Colorado and Cripple Creek gambling scene than by paying a visit to Womack's Casino, one of the most famous casinos in Cripple Creek. Despite its size, Womack's is one of those places that pays a keen attention to retaining its authenticity. Being one of the biggest casinos, Womack's boasts 600 slot machines and 6 live blackjack tables. Unfortunately, there's is no live poker at Womack's.
There are 2 restaurants set to satisfy the appetites of the hundreds of gamblers playing here, and 440 covered parking spaces are also available.
Joining the Womack's Gold Club player's club will earn you a whole bunch of exclusive benefits. Invitations to members-only parties, hotel room discounts ( forgot to mention, Womack's also has 21 hotel rooms to accommodate its guests), plus you can get a set amount of cash back in exchange for a set amount of player points.
Promotion-wise, Womack's doesn't take a back seat to any other casino in Colorado. They have their Military appreciation day, every Tuesday is Spin and Win day, Friday's are "Fabulous Fridays", and the senior citizens aren't forgotten either. Basically it's safe to say every single day is a special day at Womack's.
This pretty much wraps up our tour of the Colorado brick and mortar gambling facilities, with the possible exception of the horse and greyhound related gambling taking place in 'pari-mutuel' facilities all over the sate. Bingo is also quite popular in Colorado, and it is played in facilities in many different towns. We might just take a quick look around the bingo halls and 'pari-mutuel' establishments in our next article.