Century Casinos Reviewed

Century Casinos is an international casino entertainment company based in Colorado Springs that operates worldwide. In Colorado specifically, the company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel in Cripple Creek.

Century Casino & Hotel Central City opened in 2006 just 45 minutes west of Denver off Exit 243 on I-70. The 60,000-square-foot casino on the property features 500 slots and eight table games. In addition, there is a 26-room hotel, two restaurants and a 24-hour bar.

Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek began to come together when Century Casinos merged with Alpine Gaming in 1994. Alpine Gaming’s Long Branch Saloon & Casino in Cripple Creek was renamed Legends and combined with the adjacent Womack’s Saloon & Gaming Parlor when Century bought that property in 1996. Together, they took on the Century Casino name in 2010.

The smaller 15,000-square-foot casino on the property still features close to 500 slots and eight table games. Moreover, there is a 21-room hotel, a restaurant and a 24-hour bar.

The company also owns and operates Century branded casino and racetrack properties in:

  • Bath, England
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • St. Albert, Alberta
  • Balzac, Alberta

Century Casinos also leases and operates other casino properties in the US, including:

  • Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
  • Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville in Caruthersville, Missouri.
  • Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

In February 2020, Century Casinos announced it had partnered with Circa Sports as one of its internet sports betting operators in Colorado. Circa Sports operates sportsbooks at owner Derek Stevens’ Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D Las Vegas. Additionally, it is building a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook at the Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas that will open in late 2020.

Also, in April 2020, Circa Sports announced it had signed an agreement with International Game Technology PLC to power the Circa Sports Colorado mobile sports betting app with the IGT PlaySports platform. 

Circa Sports planned to launch the mobile app in Colorado with Century Casinos in May 2020.

Plus, Circa Sports may also introduce a satellite retail sportsbook program at Century Casinos’ Colorado locations in the near future.

Century Casinos location and hours

Century Casino & Hotel Central City is located at 102 Main St. in Central City. It is open 24 hours a day.

Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek is located at 200-220 E. Bennett Ave. in Cripple Creek. It is open 24 hours a day.

Games at Century Casinos

Slots

Both Century Casino properties in Colorado are home to 500 slot machines. This includes modern video slots, classic reels, progressive jackpot slots and video poker machines. 

Table Games

Both Century Casino properties in Colorado feature table game pits with eight games each.

The games include:

  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Buffalo Blackjack Bonus 2
  • Double-Up Blackjack 
  • Wild Six Card Draw Poker

The casino at Century Casinos

Despite the difference in size, the casinos at both Century Casino properties in Colorado are quite similar.

The 60,000-square-foot casino at Century Casino & Hotel Central City is open 24 hours. As is the 15,000-square-foot casino at Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek.

Both feature more than 500 slots and video poker games, plus eight table games.

That means both have a large selection of slots and a decent selection of table games.

In addition, the Century Casinos run a variety of promotions, including money match promos, holiday promos, new loyalty club member promos and food promos.

Gold Club

Gold Club is Century Casinos’ player loyalty program. Cards are free to anyone 21 and up and allow you to earn and redeem rewards and benefits at Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek.

In fact, you earn points for every dollar you spend at the casinos. Plus, free play with Reel Reward Bonuses and Loyalty Coupons.

Benefits also include exclusive invitations to parties, free dinners and complimentary hotel rooms. The program features several tiers with Platinum and Platinum Premier members earning even more benefits.

Century Casinos sportsbooks

In February 2020, Century Casinos struck a deal with Circa Sports, making the Las Vegas sports betting company one of its internet sports betting operators in Colorado.

That means the Circa Sports brand will be expanding outside of Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas and the soon-to-launch Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the first time.

Circa Sports’ first plans included the launch of a Circa Sports Colorado mobile sports betting app on the IGT PlaySports platform in May 2020. However, Circa Sports also said it may introduce a satellite retail sportsbook program at Century Casinos’ Colorado locations in the near future.

In April 2020, Century Casinos announced it received approvals for three sports betting licenses from the CO gaming commission. That gives the company the ability to launch online and mobile sports betting apps available statewide and retail sports betting operations at Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek.

Circa Sports Colorado also received a temporary internet sports betting operator license at that time. Although the timeline for launch of the Circa Sports mobile sports betting app remained uncertain.

Century Casinos also said it was in negotiations with a few possible sports betting partners for use of its other licenses. That means more sports betting, including the possibility of both retail sportsbooks and further online and mobile sports betting operations, is likely coming to Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek in the near future.

Century online gambling partnerships

Century Casinos’ deal with Circa Sports makes the Las Vegas sports betting company one of its Colorado sports betting partners.

However, with Century Casinos’ recent approvals for three sports betting licenses from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission in April 2020, that gives the company the ability to partner with two more online and mobile sports betting operators.

Additionally, Century Casinos is in the process of negotiating with several possible sports betting partners for use of its two other gambling licenses.

Sports betting is the only currently legal form of online gambling in the state. 

In the event online casinos or online poker become legal in Colorado, Century Casinos would likely seek other online gambling partners or enter other agreements to launch these additional online gambling verticals.

Century Casinos Amenities

Dining at Century Casino & Hotel Central City

Mid City Grill

Mid City Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at Century Casino & Hotel Central City. Kids and families are welcome thanks to the restaurant being secluded from the gaming floor.

There’s a soup and salad buffet, daily specials and menu selections. Plus, a memorable prime rib special.

Retro Deli and Tavern

Retro Deli and Tavern offers quick bites at Century Casino & Hotel Central City. There’s a noodle bar, oven-baked pizzas, Dazbog Coffee blends and ice cream.

Bars

Century Casino & Hotel Central City offers bar and cocktail service available 24 hours a day. There’s even video poker at the bar.

Dining at Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek

Mid City Grill

There’s also a Mid City Grill at Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek offering home cooking, including steaks, breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches. This Mid City Grill location also offers a variety of daily and weekly specials.

Bars

Bar and cocktail service at Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek is also available 24 hours a day. Also, there are hot dogs, snacks and video poker at two bars located on either side of the casino floor.

Accommodations at Century Casino & Hotel Central City

Century Casino & Hotel Central City is home to a 26-room hotel.

All rooms include pillow top mattresses, flat panel TVs, free wireless internet, a mini refrigerator, a coffee maker, an in-room safe and climate control.

Accommodations at Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek

Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek is home to a 21-room hotel. 

Room features include pillow top mattresses, LCD TVs, free wireless internet, kitchenettes with mini refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves and dining areas. Suite amenities include glass showers or a fireplace.

Century Casinos history

Century Casinos was formed in 1992.

The company launched with an eye on launching riverboat gaming in Louisiana and Indiana.

In March 1994, it merged with the parent company of the Long Branch Saloon & Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, known as Alpine Gaming.

It called the casino Legends and two years later, in 1996, it bought out the adjacent Womack’s Saloon & Gaming Parlor, merging the two casinos into one and calling it Womacks Casino.

By 2006, Womacks Casino had become Womacks Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek along with a new property launching: Century Casino & Hotel in nearby Central City.

Womacks Casino and Hotel was renamed Century Casino Cripple Creek in 2010. At the time, CEOs Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger said it was only right that the first casino in the Century family line also carry the Century Casino brand name.

Along with a new name, the casino received an interior upgrade with new carpet, new logos and signage throughout.

Century Casinos moved forward with a 60,000-square-foot casino in Central City featuring 500 slots, eight table games, a 26-room hotel, two restaurants and 24-hour bar service. Plus, a 15,000-square-foot casino in Cripple Creek featuring 500 slots, eight table games, a 21-room hotel, a restaurant and two 24-hour bars.

And then in February 2020, Century Casinos struck a deal with Circa Sports to launch the Circa Sports Colorado mobile sports betting app out of its casinos in May 2020.

Circa Sports also said it was looking into launching satellite retail sportsbooks at Century Casinos’ Colorado locations in the near future.

Finally, in April 2020, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission handed Century Casinos three sports betting master licenses, giving the company the ability to launch online and mobile sports betting apps available statewide and retail sports betting operations at Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek.

Circa Sports is taking up one of the licenses, and Century Casinos is in negotiations with other potential sports betting partners for use of the other two.

That means the possibility of both retail sportsbooks and further online and mobile sports betting operations at the Century Casino & Hotel Central City and Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek.