Spin 2 Win Online – A chance to win $100,000 cash!
Famous Bonanza, Easy Street offer best slot odds, promos galore
By Jeffrey V. Smith
Known as “Colorado’s classic casinos,” Central City’s Famous Bonanza and Easy Street casinos offer the state’s best odds on slots, classic coin machines, the best new games and one of the most comfortable card rooms in the region. The two properties also offer some of the best food in town with the popular Millie’s at Easy Street and Stella’s Café at Famous Bonanza. In November, the casinos also offer an abundance of popular promotions to allow your gaming dollars to go further.
The two casinos are owned and managed by members of the Grimes family who have worked in the Famous Bonanza’s building at 107 Main St. since Ross and Nancy Grimes purchased it in 1959. The couple opened a gift shop named the Famous Bonanza popular with summer tourists. When gaming was legalized in October 1991, the family – including Ross’ son Reed, daughters Ann and Sue, and other extended family members – renovated the historic block of buildings and opened a casino.
In 2000, the Grimes family purchased the two buildings that contain the Easy Street Casino. The Gold Coin, a Victorian landmark and the state’s oldest bar, is located in one of the buildings and remains virtually unchanged from gaming renovations. The casino also offers an arcade that is the only kid-friendly place in town and is accessible by a separate entrance. Ann Dodson now manages both casinos.
Today, the Famous Bonanza and Easy Street are known for offering “fewer gimmicks and more fun” and as casinos where your “hard-earned cash goes further.” In November, the properties live up to those slogans with the “Spin-2-Win” promotion. Prizes include cash back, 3X points, two-for-one certificates to Millie’s and Stella’s Café in addition to five finalists who will be selected for a chance to win $100,000. Players must be 21 or older to enter and can try to win once a day throughout the month.
Entries can be obtained in two ways. Guests earn entries with every 100 points played, up to five per day, for the first finalist selection party on Nov. 17. Players in The Parlour may earn an entry each day with two hours of tracked play. From 6-9 p.m., the casino will have cash and prize drawings, and select one finalist for the “big money roll” schedule for Dec. 1. From Nov. 18 – Dec. 1, guests may earn an entry with every 50 points played, up to five per day.
Another way to enter “Spin 2 Win” is to go online to www.kdvr.com or www.famousbonanza.com to spin the prize wheel where great prizes and a chance to become a finalist to win $100,000 can be won. One entry per day may be obtained for the Dec. 1 party through the website contest, if another prize is not won.
The final party for the promotion is Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. with a fifth finalist selected at 7:30 p.m. Food, cash and prize giveaways will be included at the party. Throughout the event, the casino will select 25 players and assigning five of them to each finalist roller. These fans will win money based on the outcome of their assigned player’s roll. The five finalists will then roll for their chance to win. The first guest to spell “FAMOUS” in one roll will win $100,000; each finalist has five chances.
In addition to the “Spin 2 Win” events, the two casinos offer something special for players every day of the week.
On Sundays, each time the Broncos score, and after each quarter, a random winner is drawn for a Game Day Multiplier and Hot Seat prize. A point multiplier is also obtained based on the number of touchdowns up to 4X for the next week. There will be no drawings for the game on Nov. 17, but game will determine next weeks point multiplier. The casinos then offer 2X points all day on all machines on Mondays, and 3X points on all nickel and penny machines on Tuesday.
Each Wednesday, guests 40+ earn 2X points on all machines and get half off at Millie’s with 200 points played. Bingo is also offered each hour from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. On Thursdays, patrons can get 3X points on all quarter and dollar machines and on Fridays the “World Series of Bonanza Baseball,” a dice game which offers a guaranteed $2,000 in prizes, is played at the Famous Bonanza through Nov. 18. Then, an “After-Thanksgiving Hot Seat Drawing” will be held on Friday, Nov. 25.
Apart from the November events, the two casinos offer 400 machines and some of the best food in town. Millie’s is open Monday – Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Stella’s Café is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner. The Famous Bonanza also offers The Parlour, a unique card and game room. Located on the second floor of the Famous Bonanza, the room offers two-deck pitch blackjack with a $5 minimum to $50 maximum, roulette and three-card poker along with pool and darts.
The casinos also offer new players the opportunity to earn a cash coupon based on how many points are played up to $20 back for up to 60 days. Points earned on a first visit will lead to benefits on the next visit. Also, on their birthday, guests 55+ get 800 points added to their player’s card instantly. All other guests get 500 points.
Both the Famous Bonanza and Easy Street are open 365 days a year at 8 a.m. daily and offer free parking in a historic, Victorian setting. Players can’t go wrong at Famous Bonanza and Easy Street any time of the year, but November offers even more advantages than usual.