The Lodge Casino Reviewed

The Lodge Casino is one of the largest casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado.

It is Jacobs Entertainment’s flagship casino property. 

The company also owns The Gilpin Casino, one of the first casinos to open in Black Hawk, plus:

  • Gold Dust West Casinos in Reno; Carson City; and Elko, Nevada.
  • The Sands Regency in Reno, Nevada. 
  • 23 Cash Magic Truck Plaza & Casino video gaming facilities throughout the state of Louisiana.

The Lodge Casino opened in June 1998 as the first casino in Black Hawk with a hotel and restaurants on-site. 

It was the largest casino in Colorado at the time and remains one of the biggest.

The casino features roughly 52,000 square feet of gaming floor space with nearly 1,000 slot machines, 23 table games and a poker room

The property also houses a 50-room boutique hotel, four restaurants, including a buffet, and four bars. The Lodge has long claimed to be Colorado’s first choice for fun.

In April 2020, Jacobs Entertainment struck a deal with Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas to bring its unique brand of sports betting to The Lodge in Black Hawk.

Westgate SuperBook, located off the Las Vegas Strip inside the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, is the world’s largest sportsbook. It features more than 30,000 square feet filled with televisions, monitors and seating providing an all-inclusive sports betting experience.

The Lodge will represent the Westgate SuperBook’s first expansion outside of Las Vegas. 

Plans include the launch of a mobile sports betting app available across Colorado and construction of a retail sportsbook at The Lodge, all before the end of 2020.

The Lodge Casino location and hours

The Lodge Casino is located at 240 Main St. in Black Hawk, Colorado. The casino is open 24 hours a day.

Games at The Lodge Casino

Slots

The Lodge has close to 1,000 video slots, reel slots and video poker machines. There are a variety of progressive jackpot slots, $0.05 and $0.25 slots and high roller slots where it costs $100 per spin.

Table games

The Lodge features a large selection of 23 table games, including blackjack, three-card poker, craps and roulette.

Poker

There is a six-table poker room at The Lodge offering a variety of cash games and tournaments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The casino at The Lodge Casino

The almost 52,000-square-foot casino at The Lodge Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It features 975 slots and 23 table games. That means one of the largest selections of slots in Black Hawk, alongside a decent variety of classic casino table games.

The casino at The Lodge Casino also runs a variety of promotions, including military and first responder hotel and restaurant discounts, free Seasons Buffet offers, birthday bonuses, cash back and prize drawings.

Lodge Casino Winners Club

The Lodge Casino Winners Club is the player loyalty program at The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk.

The program allows members to earn cash back on slot and video poker play.

Winners Club members are also eligible for members only cash drawings and gift giveaways. 

Plus, members earn Comp Dollars, allowing you to swipe and dine with your Winners Club card. That means you’re earning Comp Dollars for playing your favorite slots and casino games, which you can then use toward food at any of The Lodge Casino’s restaurants.

The Lodge Casino Winners Club features five tiers, each offering increasing benefits and earning power. You also earn Tier Credits with all casino play, allowing you to move up through the tiers:

  • Winners (0-29,999 Tier Credits)
  • Silver (30,000-74,999 Tier Credits)
  • Gold (75,000-149,999 Tier Credits)
  • Platinum 150,000-249,999 Tier Credits)
  • Millennium (250,000+ Tier Credits)

You can enjoy a free meal at Seasons Buffet just by earning 50 points on the day you become a member of the Lodge Casino Winners Club. Plus, earn 100 points that day and you’ll have a chance to win $100 at a promotional kiosk.

The Lodge Casino Sportsbook

On April 13, 2020, The Lodge Casino owner Jacobs Entertainment announced it was committed to bringing sports betting’s premier operator, Westgate SuperBook, to Black Hawk by the end of the year.

SuperBook is by far the largest and one of the most successful sportsbooks in the US. It operates a mobile sports betting app throughout Nevada and a massive retail sportsbook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

The plan is to bring its formula of best-in-class technology, first class entertainment, award-winning customer service and the sports betting industry’s most expansive wagering options to The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk.

The SuperBook team is actually led by Colorado native Jay Kornegay, who says The Lodge is a perfect fit for SuperBook’s first expansion outside Las Vegas.

The Lodge Casino will launch both an on-site and online sportsbook by the end of 2020. 

If Colorado regulators approve, both will feature an extensive variety of wagering options, including lines on all major championships, daily props in local markets, opening pro football weekly numbers and advanced weekly lines, NFL and college football games of the year, season win totals, weekly pro football props and the SuperContest.

The SuperBook’s popular NFL SuperContest is a season-long betting competition that draws thousands of entries every year. There’s a $1,500 entry fee, and players pick five NFL games against the spread each week. The leader after 17 regular season weeks takes home the grand prize. In 2019 the winner walked away with $1.46 million.

Kornegay said the retail sportsbook at The Lodge will be the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas on a smaller scale.

Plans are to renovate part of the existing casino into an attractive, accessible and comfortable space, with drinks and food, making it a great place to watch and bet on games. In other words, a true Vegas sportsbook experience in Black Hawk.

The goal is to open the retail SuperBook Black Hawk location and online and mobile sports betting app by the start of football season.

The Lodge online gambling partnerships

The Lodge Casino’s online and mobile sports betting partner is SuperBook. 

However, Lodge Casino owner Jacobs Entertainment has also partnered with theScore to launch online and mobile sports betting out of its Gilpin Casino location.

The Lodge Casino 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.

The Lodge Casino amenities

Restaurants and bars

The Lodge Casino is home to four restaurants and four bars. Food options include:

  • White Buffalo Grille: American fine dining.
  • Seasons Buffet: Considered the best all-you-can-eat buffet in Black Hawk.
  • Jake’s Deli: Quick bites all day and night.
  • Cinnabon: Coffee and sweet, fresh-baked snacks.

The hotel

The Lodge Casino is home to a 50-room boutique hotel. Rooms include:

  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchenettes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • Free parking

The Lodge Casino history

The Lodge Casino opened in Black Hawk in June 1998.

It was built by Black Hawk Gaming & Development and partner Jacobs Entertainment at a cost of $73 million and hailed as Black Hawk’s fanciest casino, with more space for gamblers than any other. 

At the time, The Lodge contained 850 slot machines, 22 table games, three restaurants, three bars, 50 hotel rooms and 600 parking spaces.

The Lodge was the first casino in Black Hawk with a hotel and restaurants on the property.

It was also considered the largest casino in Colorado. It remains one of the biggest in the state to this day with a 52,000-square-foot casino featuring close to 1,000 slot machines, 23 table games and a poker room.

There is still a 50-room boutique hotel on-site, and the rooms have been recently remodeled.

Jacobs has since swallowed up Black Hawk Gaming & Development, and a fourth restaurant, fourth bar and more surface parking have been added to The Lodge.

In April 2020, Jacob’s Entertainment partnered with the operators of the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas with plans to bring mobile sports betting apps and a retail sportsbook to The Lodge before the start of football season in 2020.

Westgate SuperBook, inside the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, is the world’s largest sportsbook. The Lodge is remodeling existing space to house a scaled down version of the Westgate SuperBook in Black Hawk.