Famous Bonanza & Easy Street casinos
By Suzanne Paulman
One of historic Central City’s most welcoming places is The Famous Bonanza Casino; the Victorian-themed casino featuring slots and table games is located at 107 Main St. in the city. The Famous Bonanza and Easy Street Casinos have been owned and managed by a single family, the Grimes, for more than 20 years on Main Street. Both casinos offer an inviting, warm personal style that only a family can bring to a lovingly cared for and well-maintained business.
The cozy historical ambiance of The Famous Bonanza is reflected in the soft carpeted gaming areas beautifully decorated with nostalgic artwork, framed mirrors, stained glass and period themed furniture pieces – all recalling more relaxed and genteel times.
New members of the casino’s Miner’s Club receive a player’s card that is good at both Famous Bonanza and Easy Street. Upon joining the club, new players who earn 250 points on their first visit will receive a $10 meal voucher to The Famous Bonanza’s Stella’s Upstairs Cafe or Easy Street’s Millie’s Restaurant.
Celebrating your birthday this month? Then stop by Famous Bonanza and receive 500 free points as a member of the Miner’s Club. If you are older than 55, you will receive 800 free points. That’s a great way to celebrate a birthday!
The Famous Bonanza recently installed new slot machines, including Deal or No Deal, The Mummy, King Kong and Return of the Sphinx. If you recognize one of your new favorites, come on by and play one of these exciting games.
According to Shaun Jewell in the marketing department, there are close to 200 machines to play in the casino. In addition to the new machines, players can still return to their old favorites as well. One of the old favorites is Tiki Treasure, a coin machine that still pays out to the sweet sound of cascading nickels.
Special promotions this month include 2X Mondays when Famous Bonanza offers 2X points all day on all machines, including video poker. Slot Tourney Wednesdays feature two tournament sessions every Wednesday from 1 – 4 p.m. and again from 6 – 9 p.m. This promo will offer more than $1,000 in cash prizes.
The Parlour, now located on the lower level of the casino, features table games of six-deck blackjack, two-deck pitch blackjack, three-card poker and roulette, all in a comfortable setting. This month, The Parlour is offering a Blackjack Bonanza every Friday night. Play for hourly cash drawings from 8 p.m. – midnight building toward a $250 drawing at midnight.
Use your Miner’s Club card all day on Fridays to earn entries to the Queen of Hearts progressive. Earn an entry to this royal progressive for every 250 points earned on your player’s card. Come to The Famous Bonanza on Fridays and receive royal treatment from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Then start your day right every Tuesday with a 99-cent breakfast available from 8 – 11 a.m. at Millie’s Restaurant over at Easy Street Casino. Just show your Miner’s Club card to receive this special monthly promotion.
Stella’s Upstairs Café, located upstairs near Famous Bonanza’s Eureka Street entrance, offers a great selection of freshly made burgers, salads, sandwiches, wraps and divine dessert bars. Maddie, one of Stella’s friendly staff members, recommends their homemade quiche of the day, served with pasta, fruit or a garden salad.
But, as she says with a grin, “It’s all pretty good!”
Stella’s is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 4 – 9 p.m. and offers its Famous Burger Bonanza of a burger and fries for only $3.99. That’s burger madness. Stella’s is open on Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight, and on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Take out is available by calling 303-582-5914, ext. 292, to place an order.
Visiting Famous Bonanza is convenient and easy. Both Denver-based and free local bus services literally stop at the front doors of the casino on Main Street. If you drive your own vehicle up to Central City, free parking is available in the five-story Central City free parking garage, which is located a short block away from the casino.
Best of all, The Famous Bonanza provides its guests with free parking on Eureka Street and in its own parking lot, located behind the casino near its covered back entrance.
Make Famous Bonanza Casino – open 365 days a year – your favorite destination in Central City. As one of the welcoming staff members pointed out, “Our pay-out is among one of the highest in the area.”
It’s worth your while to stop by for a superb gaming experience.
The Famous Bonanza Casino is open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., and on Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 303-582-5914 or visit www.famousbonanza.com for more information.