Cover Story – Here’s your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations guide at Colorado casinos


By Suzanne Paulman

Grab your favorite leprechaun, imp or pixie and make merry on Saint Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, and stay and play at one or more of your favorite casinos in the Black Hawk and Central City area. Use our “Pick O’ the Green” promo guide for celebrating the “luck of the Irish” in cash and prize style!



Bullwhackers Casino

101 Gregory St., 1-800-426-2855,
On St. Patrick’s Day. Bullwhackers offers each guest a free “Luck O’ the Bull” T-shirt with just 100 points earned while supplies last. From noon – 8 p.m., four lucky winners per hour will win prizes, including $20-$200 in Free Slotplay and a free “Luck O’ the Bull” T-shirt.


Canyon Casino

131 Main St., 303-777-1111,
Win a free Mystery Gift on St. Patrick’s Day with 50 points earned. Don’t forget to enter Canyon’s $25,000 EGGstreme Progressive Drawing this month. This special promo will be played on Saturdays, 1 – 9 p.m. and on Sundays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Nine lucky winners will be selected at random during the playing times. Winners will select one egg out of 11 eggs for an instant cash prize ranging from $50 to $1,000. The remaining two eggs or prizes will be added to the progressive total with the final amount guaranteed to be at least $4,000 at the final drawing on Saturday, March 30, at 10 p.m.

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Fitzgeralds Casino 

101 Main St., 303-582-6100,
Have your leprechaun find your lucky pot of gold in Fitz’s $5,000 Pot O’ Gold Giveaway, 3 – 8 p.m., on St. Patrick’s Day. Each hour from 3 – 7 p.m., one lucky winner will win $500. At the 8 p.m. drawing one very lucky guest will win $2,500.

Fitzgerald’s Shamrock Café will offer authentic Irish food specials celebrating St. Paddy’s Day. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., The Shamrock will serve Irish bacon and cabbage soup, and potato leek soup for $3.50. Corned beef and cabbage with Irish potatoes, and Irish lamb Stew, along with other specialty dishes, will each be offered at $7.77. From noon to 10 p.m. the Corner Bar will serve corned beef sandwich and Irish lamb stew for $5 each.

When you are playing slots or table games, Fitzgerald’s will make you believe you are in the Emerald Isle with the sound of live bagpipes (traditionally Irish uilleann pipes) from 6-8 p.m.—a treat to hear. Appreciate the music while enjoying the free green beer.

Fitzgerald’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day all day by offering 7X entries. Check out the other promos of the month, including the $12,500 Lucky Clover Cash Grand Prize Drawing and $25,000 Mega Moolah Giveaway.


Red Dolly Casino

530 Gregory St., 303-582-1100,
Red Dolly’s restaurant will be offering a delicious corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes special meal for $6.99 on St. Paddy’s Day from 11 a.m. to closing time. This favorite “No Place Like Home” casino will offer their Lucky 7/4 Leaf Clover key chains to celebrate the day.


Sasquatch Casino

125 Gregory St., 
Join Sasquatch Casino, Black Hawk Station and Wild Card Saloon for a fantastic “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” Cash Giveaway on St. Patrick’s Day. Every time a guest hits a jackpot, they draw a number from a random set of numbers. The number drawn is the dollar amount awarded to the guest.

If a $5 number is drawn, an entry is received for the daily drawings at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. for $100 each. If a $7 number is drawn, an entry for the grand prize drawing on March 17 is received. The grand prize drawing is at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a prize of $1,000 each. Each guest may only win one grand prize drawing.



Century Casino 

102 Main St., 303-582-5050,
Century was voted the 2012 “Denver’s Best Casino” on Denver’s A-List. The
casino offers plenty of promos during the month of March, including the “Spring Bankroll Boost.” Stop by and personally experience why it’s the casino of the year with its great gaming entertainment, welcoming staff, and good food.

Century’s family-friendly Mid City Grill restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid City Grill hours on Sunday are 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Grill offers three daily specials for $7.99 with a players’ club card: 8 ounces of Slow-Roasted Prime Rib with choice of potato and seasonal vegetables, half-rack of barbecue ribs with choice of potato and coleslaw, and steamed shrimp with hushpuppies and coleslaw.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Century will offer a special corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots dinner for $7.99 per person—no player’s card required to enjoy the special.


Johnny Z’s

132 Lawrence St., 303-582-5623,
Johnny Z’s celebrates the day by offering 10X points all day. There will also be hourly drawings from noon until 10 p.m. for free play. Stop by and visit the finalist for the 2012 “Denver’s Best Casino.”

Open daily the CR Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In celebration of St. Paddy’s Day a corned beef and cabbage dinner will be offered. Plus, green beer will be served all day!

Check with each casino for detailed information regarding their promos and specials and see pages 4, 9 and 10 for more. Visit the mountain towns’ casinos and treat yourself to a great time on La Fheile Padraig (in Irish) or St. Paddy’s Day!

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