Red Dolly Casino & Sportsbook Review | Black Hawk Colorado

The Red Dolly Casino may not seem like much at a first glance, but it stands out in more ways than one. One of the reasons why it may not seem like much is because of its small size – it is, in fact, the smallest casino in town. It also stands out for being the oldest casino still standing, as it was opened in 1992. Finally, it stands right on the line dividing Central City and Black Hawk. It truly is an iconic casino!

Red Dolly Casino is all about gaming. And, while it lacks many of the additional amenities in the bigger casinos, it goes above and beyond to offer the ultimate gambling experience.

Here is an overview of what the iconic Red Dolly Casino has to offer!

The Casino Experience

Red Dolly Casino is like that small package that bears only good tidings. The casino doesn’t have thousands of machines or expansive gaming floors, but it makes the best off of what it has.

The Red Dolly specializes in slot games – there are no table games or poker, unfortunately. There are about 175 slot machines, and the collection is one of the most diverse in town. For starters, the machines accept a wide range of denominations, starting from one penny all the way to the big bucks. Additionally, the machines offer slot games across a wide range of genres – you will have lots of fun exploring the different themes.

The slot machines here support hundreds of slot games, including the traditional classics and modern video slots. The collection of games includes:

88 FortunesBuffalo DiamondStar Watch
Wheel of FortuneBuffalo MaxJohnny Cash
Diamond JewelBuffalo GrandMonopoly
Cherry RichesBuffalo RevolutionThe Vault
Crazy Money DeluxeWild Wild NuggetDragon Sky
Buffalo GoldWild Wild EmeraldTreasure Ball
Jinse Dao DragonWild ZoneShark Week
Jinse Dao PhoenixFast CrashFireworks Festival

You will not find the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas strip here at the Red Dolly. However, you will find an unmatched gaming experience made exceptional by the intuitive help by the staffers all around you. Everyone is ready to help, and the drinks and other amenities never stop flowing. The positive attitude also spills over to the players, and it makes for a fun and memorable (rather than bitter) gambling experience.

Bonuses & Promotions

The Red Dolly doesn’t have a rewards program or a members’ club. However, it has a robust promotions program with prizes up for grabs all week long. Prizes include Free Play credits, dining vouchers, and more! Additionally, the casino goes out of its way to offer special gifts to its special customers, thanks to its small size and the consequent close relationships with patrons. Players are urged to check the casino’s website regularly for alerts on the latest promotions.

Sports Betting at Your Fingertips

In spite of its small size, the Red Dolly has one of the most robust sportsbooks in town. It is in a partnership with ELITE Sportsbook, one of the most reputable Colorado sportsbooks in the industry. The sportsbook is incredibly versatile and resourceful.

ELITE Sportsbook lists sporting events from all over the world. The categories covered include all of America’s favorite sports, including:

BaseballAuto RacingBoxing
BasketballGolfMixed Martial Arts

This sportsbook also accepts a wide range of bet types, including money lines, totals, under/over, parlays, props, futures, and more! It is also worth noting that the sportsbook offers forgiveness options with its progressive parlays, an offer than you will not find elsewhere.

Being a global sportsbook with a robust online platform, ELITE Sportsbook also allows players to do all their betting online. Players can explore available betting options, place all available bet types, and closely monitor their bets’ progress through their PCs and mobile devices. Alternatively, players looking for an old-school experience can place their bets at the on-site kiosk.

All players have to do is sign up on Elite Sportsbook – applicants will be required to provide a valid government-issued ID and a working credit card, debit card, or online money transfer option to fund their accounts. Players will also appreciate the fact that they can place their wagers anywhere in Colorado, not only within the casino’s premises – however, the app stops working once you leave Colorado state lines.

Additional Amenities

The Red Dolly doesn’t have much to offer in terms of additional amenities, but it boasts of one of the best restaurants in town. The restaurant offers a wide range of American favorites, including pizza, burgers, fresh salads, homemade soups, sandwiches, green chilies, and more! The entrees are also mouth-watering, and the menu includes roast beef, BBQ ribs, roasted chicken, bacon wrapped fillet, sirloin steak, prime rib dinner, and more!

The restaurant at Red Dolly Casino also specializes in a range of foreign cuisines. Favorites include Italian, Mexican, and Asian cuisines. Overall: the menu here is so long and diverse that you will be spoilt for choice.


When is the Red Dolly open?

The Red Dolly Casino is open every day from 8AM to 2AM.

Does the Red Dolly Casino have an attached hotel?

No, the Red Dolly Casino doesn’t have an on-site or off-site hotel, unfortunately. However, players looking to spend the night in town will be spoilt for choice as there are several five-star hotels with hundreds of guest rooms.

How old should I be to gamble at the Red Dolly?

The minimum legal gambling age at the Red Dolly Casino is 21 years old!

Final Word

Size doesn’t matter here at the Red Dolly Casino. If anything, it makes for an intimate and intuitive gambling experience, as the staff members are always at your beckoning call!