Since the legalization of gambling in Central City, Colorado in 1991, the city has seen an influx of visitors on a daily basis, and the city never fails any of them in terms of entertainment and learning. The former mining city is full of all kinds of activities to keep visitors engaged.

Just a 40-mile drive from Denver, Black Hawk and Central City are sister cities that are located within one mile from each other, and they are both very popular gambling destinations in Colorado

Learn more about Central City below.

Johhny Z’s is a popular casino destination in Central City, Colorado

  • Tourist attractions in Central City

Tour the Hidee Gold Mine to learn more about the geo-mining history of the city, spark your imagination at the Central City Opera House as you listen to extraordinary stories told in songs, and visit the Gilpin History Museum to learn about the history of Central City. These are just three of the many things you can do, and each offers a different kind of experience.

We also recommend you visit Reliving The Past Studio and have a fun time assuming the role of any of the historical characters of your choice in any scene. Other great tourist attractions to visit are Century Casino in Central City, Dostal Alley Brewpub and Casino, the popular Knights of Pythias Cemetery, and Grand Bistro.

Free transportation service is available through the Black Hawk Shuttle Service, which provides service throughout Black Hawk and Central City to enable you to tour the cities without stress.

  • List of all Central City casinos

Starting with the most popular ones, here is the list of Central City casinos: Famous Bonanza-Easy Street, Dostal Alley Casino and Microbrewery, and the Century Casino & Hotel. There’s also the Grand Z Casino Hotel, Johnny Z’s Casino, and Isle Casino Hotel.

All the casinos in Central City are land-based casinos, and the minimum gambling age for all Central City casinos is 21.

  • General information about Central City casinos

Most Central City casinos only offer slot machines and video poker. However, the two biggest casinos in Central City (Grand Z and Century casino) actually offer table games like blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette.

These two casinos are open 24 hours a day, while the other casinos are open throughout the day, and halfway through the night. They normally close their doors to the public at 2-3 a.m. The slot machine payback statistics for Central City casinos are pretty good and you can details on them by going to –

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