Isle Casino Hotel in Black Hawk CO

The Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk is one of two Eldorado Resorts casino properties in Black Hawk, Colorado.

The Isle is larger than sister property Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk. The two casinos are connected by a climate controlled skywalk.

The Isle Casino Hotel was opened in 1998 by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., which operated 15 casinos in seven US states at one time.

The company acquired the Lady Luck chain of casinos in 2000, giving it a second Black Hawk casino.

In May 2017, Eldorado Resorts closed on its purchase of Isle of Capri Casinos, acquiring the Isle Casino Hotel and Lady Luck Casino.

When it first opened, the Isle Casino Hotel was the largest casino-hotel in Colorado, and it remains one of the largest in the state.

Today, the casino features more than 42,000 square feet of gaming floor space with 900-plus slot machines, 27 table games, and a second-floor poker room

The property is also home to a 404-room newly renovated and non-smoking hotel, three restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop and a bakery.

In 2018, Eldorado Resorts struck a deal with William Hill, giving the US sports betting leader access to Eldorado’s regional casino portfolio.

William Hill became Eldorado’s exclusive digital and land-based sports betting partner. William Hill retail and online and mobile sportsbooks have since launched in several Eldorado properties across the US.

The partnership covers all Eldorado properties, which suggests retail, online and mobile sports betting are on their way to either the Isle Casino Hotel, Lady Luck Casino or both.

William Hill, which now operates more than 100 racebooks and sportsbooks across the country, has yet to announce its plans for Colorado. However, William Hill has already obtained one internet and two retail sports betting licenses in the state.

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk location and hours

The Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk is located at 401 Main St. in Black Hawk, Colorado. The casino is open 24 hours a day.

Games at the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk

Slots

The Isle Casino Hotel promises an endless choice of slots and video poker games with over 900 of the latest and greatest slot machines. Slot machine denominations from 1¢ to $100 are all available.

Table games

The almost 30 table games at the Isle Casino Hotel include everything from blackjack to craps, roulette and three-card poker with a progressive jackpot.

Table games include:

  • Buffalo blackjack
  • Double deck blackjack
  • Three-card poker
  • High card flush
  • Ultimate Texas Hold ’em
  • Craps tables
  • Roulette tables
  • Mississippi stud

Poker

The Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk is home to a 10-table poker room open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can earn rewards while you play cash games and tournaments. Plus, enjoy the poker lounge atmosphere featuring 10 flat screen TVs, free beverages and table-side food service.

The poker room also features a dedicated restroom, access to a smoking terrace, and a cigarette and snack vending machine.

The casino at the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk

The 42,400-square-foot gaming complex is spread across two floors at the Isle Casino Hotel. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The casino features more than 900 slots and 27 table games. That means one of the biggest selections of slots in the state, alongside a large variety of classic casino table games and the latest trends in casino gaming.

The casino at the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk also runs a variety of promotions, tournaments and discounts.

Fan Club

Fan Club is the player loyalty program at the Isle Casino Hotel.

The program is free to anyone 21 and older and allows members to earn various rewards and benefits.

Fan Club members earn cash back and comps by playing slots and table games. Plus, the program is tiered, offering increased earning power and benefits at each new level. The more you play, the more you earn.

Fan Club members can earn and redeem points at Isle and Lady Luck casinos across the US. Rewards available include food, merchandise, cash, rooms and more.

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk sportsbook

Eldorado Resorts inked a deal making William Hill its exclusive digital and land-based sports betting partner in 2018. 

William Hill retail, online and mobile sportsbooks have since launched in several Eldorado properties across the US, and it appears the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk will be next.

William Hill has yet to publicly announce any plans for Colorado. However, the company has obtained one internet and two retail sports betting licenses in the state.

Plus, its partnership with Eldorado covers all Eldorado properties, suggesting both a retail and online and mobile sports betting product is on its way to the Isle as early as mid to late 2020.

The Isle online gambling partnerships

William Hill is Eldorado Resorts’ — and, therefore, the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk’s — exclusive digital and land-based sports betting partner.

However, that William Hill-Eldorado partnership also extends to other forms of online gambling. 

The Isle Casino Hotel has not released any information in regards to other agreements or online gambling partnerships it might enter should online casinos or online poker become legal in Colorado.

But it’s a good bet that if the Isle does launch William Hill branded sports betting, it’ll launch William Hill branded online casino and poker products if and when it can.

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk amenities

Restaurants and bars

The Isle Casino Hotel is home to three restaurants, a coffee shop, bakery and two bars, providing the following food and beverage options:

  • Farmer’s Pick Buffet: All-you-can-eat buffet that partners with local farmers and regional growers to bring you the freshest meals available. Over 60 items to choose from, including crab legs Friday and Wednesday nights and prime rib every Thursday.
  • DASH Cafe: Quick bites on the go, late-night snacks or midday meals. Signature burgers, freshly made sandwiches, specialty pizzas and house-made desserts. Plus, breakfast items available 24 hours a day.
  • Roxy Restaurant & Bar: A fine dining experience featuring a premium selection of gourmet dishes and 52 special recipe martinis.
  • Starbucks: Coffee shop featuring the only Nitro Cold Brew tap in Black Hawk, Starbucks signature coffee, teas, sandwiches, pumpkin spice lattes and more.
  • Simply Yummy Baking Company in-house bakery: Made-from-scratch baked goods using family recipes passed down from generation to generation.
  • Two full service casino bars, one on each level.

The hotel

The Isle is home to a 404-room hotel featuring:

  • Newly updated rooms.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Flat-screen TVs.
  • Pillow-top mattresses.
  • Coffee makers.
  • Non-smoking rooms.
  • Complimentary valet parking.
  • Free local shuttle between Central City/Black Hawk daily.

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk history

The Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk opened in December 1998. At the time, it was the largest casino-hotel in Colorado.

Isle of Capri Casinos launched the property. The company acquired the Lady Luck chain of casinos in 2000, giving it a second Black Hawk casino: Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk.

In May 2017, Eldorado Resorts closed on its purchase of Isle of Capri Casinos, acquiring both the Isle Casino Hotel and Lady Luck Casino.

The Isle isn’t the biggest casino-hotel in the state anymore, but it remains among the biggest in Colorado.

In August 2019, after months of remodeling, the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk unveiled its $35 million property-wide renovation to the public.

The goal was to turn the property into the most elegant and exciting casino hotel in Black Hawk.

A double-sided fireplace with a stone hearth was built into the entryway. Red carpeting, warm chocolate tones and gold chandeliers were added throughout. Table games were placed in three newly configured pits, with televisions positioned over each game. Plus, a newly remodeled VIP Lounge launched with a private bar and dedicated bartender, concierge and casino host services.

Black Hawk’s first high limit video poker bar was added to the casino floor, featuring multi-line, multi-game video poker, plush seating and top shelf liquor.

Plus, 240 of the 404 Isle Casino Hotel rooms were renovated with an eye toward luxury. Finally, Roxy Restaurant and Bar launched, adding a fine dining establishment and martini bar to the mix, and Starbucks opened a coffee shop on the property.

Today, the casino stands at 42,400 square feet with more than 900 slot machines, 27 table games and a poker room. 

Plus, since owner Eldorado Resorts signed a deal making William Hill its exclusive digital and land-based sports betting partner, all signs point to both retail and online and mobile sports betting products launching out of the Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk in mid to late 2020.