Colorado Gaming Results for the month of July 2009
Colorado casino facilities hit the jackpot in July 2009 posting a sixteen percent improvement in revenue during the first month of bigger betting limits, new casino games and twenty-four hour gambling. Gaming establishments in Black Hawk, the state of Colorado's premier gaming destination and home to the biggest casino operators in the state, were the biggest winners of all, posting record earnings of $54.4 million, up by 19% from the same period a year ago.
Overall, casino facilities statewide reported a total of $76.1 million in adjusted gross process, which is total wagers minus payouts, according to the date released by the Colorado Division of Gaming on August 19th, 2009. That represents the 2nd best month in Colorado gaming history, second only to the $76.5 million posted in July 2007.
Cripple Creek casino facilities posted adjusted gross earnings of $15.1 million and Central City had $6.6 million. On July 2nd, 2009, the maximum wager was raised to $100 from $5 and casino facilities were permitted to offer the games of craps and roulette and stay open for business twenty-four hours a day rather than having to close at 2:00 a.m. The changes were approved by the state voters. The industry's casino table games revenue improved by 111% with the addition of craps and roulette.