Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek Review

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek is a commercial casino in the former mountain mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado that claims to be the highest casino in the world.

It also claims to be the only Vegas-style casino in Cripple Creek, with the most table games, and the largest single gaming floor in town.

Hosting 500 slots and 14 table games at 9,593 feet above sea-level, Wildwood Casino’s claims to these crowns remains unchallenged.

The property was owned and operated by American Gaming Group, LLC since it opened in 2008. However, Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. agreed to acquire the operating assets of Wildwood Casino in March 2020.

Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. owns and operates Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Colorado, plus the Saratoga Casino Hotel and Saratoga Race Course thoroughbred and harness racing facility in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Saratoga Casino Black Hawk’s 17,000 square foot casino with 425 slot machines and 10 table games isn’t even half the size of Wildwood’s 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. The Wildwood property also features a full-service diner and a sports bar and grill.

Plus, Wildwood Casino began construction on a $14 million, 102-room hotel next to the casino in May 2019. The Wildwood Casino Hotel Cripple Creek is expected to open in late summer or fall 2020. It is being built across from the casino with a heated passageway linking the two.

In March 2020, Wildwood’s owner inked a deal with ISI Race & Sports to provide hardware, software, and marketing services for the casino’s upcoming retail and online and mobile sports betting offering.

A retail sportsbook at Wildwood and an online and mobile sportsbook app available statewide are expected to launch in 2020.

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek location and hours

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek is located on 119 Carbonate Street in Cripple Creek, Colorado. The casino is open 24 hours a day.

Games at Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek

Slots

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek is home to 500 slot machines, including the hottest slots in the casino industry, progressive jackpot slots, and video poker machines.

Table games

The 14-game table games pit at Wildwood has the most table games of any of the casinos in Cripple Creek. It has a variety of games including:

  • Craps
  • Double Sided Roulette
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Buffalo Bonus Blackjack
  • Double Deck Pitch
  • Bonus 6
  • Three Card Poker
  • Double Up Blackjack

The Casino at Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek

The 45,000 square-foot casino at Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek, CO is open 24 hours. It features more than 500 slots and video poker games, plus 14 table games. That means a great selection of slots and the largest selection of table games in town. The casino at Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek also runs a variety of promotions, including:

  • $25,000 Scratch & Win: Website scratch & win the game with a $25,000 grand prize and more than $100,000 in Free Play prizes.
  • Smashin’ Slots: Head-to-head Smash button game.
  • Birthday month giveaways: Gumballs offering free play, free hotel stays, free food, and more.
  • Progressive Kaboom: Progressive jackpot that must hit before reaching $25,000. Plus, over a dozen other jackpots and daily point prizes up to $50 that could hit anytime.
  • Base points multipliers
  • Seniors promos for players 50+
  • Stay Wild. Play Wild: Free play for hotel guests.

Club Wild

Club Wild is the Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek player loyalty program. Cards are free to anyone 21 and up give you access to the richest point program in Cripple Creek with perks, member benefits, and points that can be redeemed for free play, food, entertainment, and overnight stays.

Plus, members are entitled to Wildwood Perks, giving you access to coupons from local, regional, and national companies.

Enroll at wildwoodperks.com, download the Ubenif app on the App Store or Google Play, and immediately get discounts from major retailers. Plus, qualify for $5 in free play from Wildwood just for signing up.

Finally, sign up for a Club Wild card and start earning points, take part in Wild promotions, gain access to special benefits, and move up through Club Wild’s five tiers to enjoy increased benefits and earning power.

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek sportsbook

In March 2020, Wildwood Casino announced a deal with ISI Race & Sports to provide hardware, software, and marketing services for its upcoming sports betting offering.

ISI has been in the sports betting industry since 1999 and began providing risk management and turnkey operations for sportsbooks in 2005.

ISI has helped develop some of the industry’s leading self-service sports betting kiosks including those used by William Hill and IGT. Its retail betting operations and mobile apps run on the Amelco platform, the same one used by leading sportsbook operators like FanDuel, BetMGM, and FOXBet.

It’s unclear what shape the retail sportsbook at Wildwood will ultimately take. Wildwood is already home to Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill. Self-serve betting kiosks and betting windows could be added to the sports bar converting it into a full-service sportsbook.

No matter what happens, both retail and online and mobile sports betting at Wildwood are sure to be running on industry-leading hardware and software.

Wildwood online gambling partnerships

Thanks to an agreement both sides signed in March 2020, ISI Race & Sports has become Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek’s online and mobile sports betting partner.

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

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek has not publicly released any details regarding other online gambling partners it might have, or agreements it may enter in the event online casinos or online poker become legal in Colorado.

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek amenities

Joe’s Route 67 Diner

Joe’s Route 67 Diner promises All-American deliciousness inside the Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek in Colorado.

The menu features breakfast specials, burgers, salads, and super-stuffed sandwiches. Joe’s open day or night with American fare.

Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill

Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill is the perfect place to catch the big game inside the Wildwood Casino.

The menu features munchies, pizza, hot dogs, and a cold beer while you enjoy the game.

Wildwood Casino Cripple Creek history

Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek opened its doors on May 31, 2008.

At the time, it offered more than 45,000 square feet of gaming floor space with 678 slot machines, 14 table games, and a poker room. Plus, an underground climate-controlled multi-level parking garage with elevator access to the casino.

It changed gaming in the Cripple Creek market by offering a Vegas-style casino to the public for the first time.

Dining options included a full-service upscale restaurant called Maverick’s, The Fireside Kitchen with hand-carved deli sandwiches, and The Saddle Bar offering drink specials, video poker, and live entertainment.

The restaurants have since been turned into a Deli and Sports Bar, and the casino scaled down to now feature approximately 500 slots and 14 table games. However, Wildwood Casino is growing.

In May 2019, the casino broke ground on construction of a $14 million, 102-room hotel next door. It should be completed in 2020.

Plus, Wildwood signed a deal with ISI Race & Sports to ensure both retail and online and mobile sportsbooks are coming to the casino in 2020.

American Gaming Group, LLC also agreed to sell the property to Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. in March 2020.

Saratoga also owns and operates Saratoga Casino Black Hawk and is prepared to continue to promote Wildwood as the highest casino in the world, the only Vegas-style casino in Cripple Creek, with the most table games, and the largest single gaming floor in town.