Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado

111 Richman Street | 866-667-3386 | Ameristar Casino Website

Ameristar Casino is one of the largest properties in Black Hawk. It offers about 940 slot and video poker machines, along with 40 live table games on two floors. Stadium gaming is available on the first floor with additional video versions on the casino floor. There is also a sportsbook and a poker room on the second level.

There are 536 hotel rooms at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk. This includes 64 suites. There are multiple dining options and two bars. 

Casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado

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Ameristar Casino

The Ameristar Casino floor is on two levels. All live table games are on the lower level. There are a total of 38 tables at Ameristar in Black Hawk. The following are the limits we found during our October 2021 visit

There were $15 six-deck blackjack tables during our visit. At these tables, players may double down on any two cards and do so before or after splitting. Aces may be re-split into four hands. Blackjack pays 3:2, and the dealer hits soft 17. The maximum bet is $5,000.

Double-zero roulette was available with $15 limits. Craps was $10, it has 20 times odds, and the field pays double on 12. These games have four tables each. On December 15, 2022, Ameristar started offering 100x odds at craps.

Other table games include baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The poker games typically have $10-15 limits. Baccarat may start at $25 with maximum bets of $5,000 or more.

The downstairs level has stadium gaming. The stadium gaming offers baccarat for $10, big wheel for $1, 3:2 blackjack for $10, and 00 roulette for $5.

Other electronic table games include heads-up 3:2 blackjack and 00 roulette, as well as video craps and 00 roulette. The blackjack has a minimum bet of $3, while both versions of roulette are $0.50. The video craps was out of service during our visit.

Video poker

The video poker at Ameristar is average for Black Hawk. Our top pick is 8/5 Bonus Poker. It is offered in quarter, half-dollar, and dollar on machines along the wall by the blackjack pit. These machines also have 9/7/5 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus. There is a 9/6 Jacks or Better game on these machines. However, it only pays 500:1 on a royal flush, as opposed to the normal 800:1 for a full-pay Jacks or Better game. 

There is some video poker in front of the cashier’s cage and in the high-limit salon. The best game is on the machines in front of the cage. It is 9/6 Double Double Bonus with progressives on $1, $2, and $5 denominations. These machines also have 9/5 Jacks or Better. 

High-limit is home to some Game King machines with a large library of games. The denominations are half-dollar and dollar. The games include 3/5/10-play, Super Times Pay, Double Super Times Pay, Spin Poker, Ultimate X, and Extra Draw. 

Most of the other video poker is located upstairs. It is behind the poker room in a special video-poker area. You will find lower limits of the Game King library, as well as Super Triple Play, Ultimate X, and 100-play games. There are also some half-dollar 9/5 Double Double Bonus machines in this area.

Ameristar Black Hawk poker room

There are 11 poker tables at the Ameristar poker room in Black Hawk. Nine players are seated per table. There are no tournaments dealt at Ameristar. All action is at cash games. 

The dropping of the $100 bet limit brought no-limit Texas hold’em cash games to the Ameristar poker room. Typical limits are 1/3, 2/5, and 5/10. The buy-in for 1/3 is $100 to $300. It is $200 to $700 for 2/5 and $500 to $2,000 for 5/10.

Regular 30/60 and 100/200 fixed-limit hold’em games are also spread. Poker players earn $1 an hour in comps. 

Barstool Sportsbook

The Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar opened in 2020. It offers a unique sports-betting experience. The Barstool Sportsbook is next to the poker room on the second floor. There is a 24-foot video wall and 29 HDTVs. Wagers may be made at the counter, at one of the 13 kiosks, or on the Barstool Sports mobile betting app. Counter service is available from 8am until 11pm Sunday through Thursday and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am until midnight. Kiosks are available 24 hours a day.

Penn Play player club

Ameristar uses the Penn Play players club. It was once called mychoice. There are five tiers. Players start at Choice. It is nearly identical to the Advantage tier above it. 

Perks start at Preferred, which is 18,000 tier points per year. These players receive Las Vegas offers and VIP lounge access. Elite starts at 50,000 tier points annually. This adds a casino host, free check-cashing services, waived resort fees, and VIP line passes, among other perks. 

The top Penn Play players club tier is Owners Club. This requires 200,000 tier points annually. It includes a $500 travel reimbursement, annual celebration dinner, a birthday dinner with your host, and an invite to a quarterly reception with the casino general manager. 

Penn Play players club return

Players earn one tier point for every $5 in slot, $10 at video poker, and $40 at electronic table games. Table games are rated based on the amount of wager, game played, and length of session. Players receive at least $1 in PENNcash for every 400 tier points achieved. 

Ameristar promotions

Ameristar offers seasonal promotions. These include free play and luxury car giveaways, point multipliers, and kiosk games. 

Dining and drinks at Ameristar Casino

There are eight dining options and two bars at Ameristar Casino. Fireside Kitchen allows minors to dine. All other dining options are located within age-restricted areas, so guests must be 21 years of age or older to dine.

Centennial Market currently offers five dining options. The Asian Station offers rotating Asian menu items including crab Rangoon, Kung Pao chicken, Thai Panang curry, and crab legs. Sabrosa specializes in Latin fare such as nachos, pork carnitas tacos, and chicken taquitos. Smoke Mountain features barbeque sandwiches and plates. Waypost Deli is a deli counter offering quick bites such as salads, burritos, and sandwiches. Lucky Scoop serves ice cream sundaes.

Located off the main casino floor, Timberline Grill is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. The steakhouse is centered around a fireplace and features signature steak and seafood dishes.

Bar fare is available at the Barstool Sportsbook. Options include wings, chicken tenders, sliders and hot dogs.

Located upstairs with tables around a fireplace for a warm cabin feel, Fireside Kitchen is open daily. Breakfast is served until 11am. The breakfast menu includes omelets and breakfast skillets. Lunch and dinner feature salad, sandwich, and entrée options.

Dining options at Ameristar Casino
SundayBarstool Sportsbook: 11am-9pm
Asian Station @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Lucky Scoop @ Centennial Market: 4pm-midnight
Sabrosa @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Smoke Mountain @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Waypost Deli @ Centennial Market: 11am-11pm
Fireside Kitchen: 7am-3pm; 5-10pm
Timberline Grill: 5-9pm
Monday Fireside Kitchen: 7am-2pm; 5-10pm
TuesdayFireside Kitchen: 7am-2pm; 5-10pm
WednesdayFireside Kitchen: 7am-2pm; 5-10pm
Timberline Grill: 5-9pm
ThursdayAsian Station @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Sabrosa @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Waypost Deli @ Centennial Market: 11am-11pm
Fireside Kitchen: 7am-2pm; 5-10pm
Timberline Grill: 5-9pm
FridayBarstool Sportsbook: 4-10pm
Asian Station @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Lucky Scoop @ Centennial Market: 4pm-midnight
Sabrosa @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Smoke Mountain @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Waypost Deli @ Centennial Market: 11am-1am
Fireside Kitchen: 7am-2pm; 5-11pm
Timberline Grill: 5-10pm
SaturdayBarstool Sportsbook: noon-10pm
Asian Station @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Lucky Scoop @ Centennial Market: 4pm-midnight
Sabrosa @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Smoke Mountain @ Centennial Market: 4-10pm
Waypost Deli @ Centennial Market: 11am-1am
Fireside Kitchen: 7am-3pm; 5-11pm
Timberline Grill: 5-10pm
Dining options by day of the week at Ameristar Casino. Last updated 5/16/2023

Black Hawk casino dining, listed by day of the week

Ameristar Casino bars

Bar at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado

Bar 8024 is open with beverage service 24 hours daily. The bar has video gaming at the center of the casino. Electronic table games are also available in the bar area. On Friday and Saturday nights, live table games are dealt.

Club 38 is open Monday through Thursday 4pm until 10pm, Friday and Saturday 2pm until 10pm, and Sunday 11am until 8pm. Complimentary food and drink are provided for Owners Club, Elite, and Preferred Members. Elite and Preferred members may bring one additional guest upon entry, while Owners Club members are allowed three guests.

Hotel at Ameristar

Check in: 4-9pm

Check out: 11am

Ameristar Casino hotel offers 536 nonsmoking rooms, including 64 suites. It is not a pet-friendly hotel. Rooms are subject to a $15.95 resort fee per room per night. The resort fee includes complimentary valet parking and WiFi. Room reservations are only guaranteed until 9pm.

Hotel amenities

Property amenities include a rooftop pool that becomes an indoor pool during the winter, hot tubs, Ara Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, a gift shop, and in-room dining. On the ninth floor of the hotel, the spa offers massages, body therapy, nail and hair salon, facials, and waxing services. Meeting facilities ranging from 450 to 5,000 square feet are available to accommodate groups and large events.

Rooms and suites

All rooms at Ameristar Casino include a safe, coffee maker, refrigerator, dual vanity, and TV. The 400-square-foot Deluxe rooms feature either a single king bed or two queen beds. Upgrading to a Luxury room offers the same bed options but with a view of the city. The Spa and Mountain Pine Suites feature a living area, fireplace, two TVs, a whirlpool bath, a wet bar, a second bathroom, and a panoramic Rocky Mountain view.

Ameristar Casino Black Hawk FAQ

Is Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk open 24 hours a day?

Yes. Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado is open 24 hours daily.

Is smoking permitted at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

No. Indoor smoking is banned inside casinos in Colorado.

What table games are available at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

Baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Three Card Poker are all available at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk.

What are the typical table-game bet limits at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

The minimum bet ranges from $10 to $25, depending on the game. The maximum bet can be $5,000 or more, depending on the table.

What is the best video poker game at Ameristar Casino?

Our top pick at Ameristar in Black Hawk is 8/5 Bonus Poker. The machines are along the wall by the table-game pit.

Is there a poker room at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk? 

Yes. The 11-table room is open 24 hours a day at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk.

How much do Ameristar poker players receive in comps?

At Ameristar in Black Hawk, players receive $1 an hour in comps when clocked in at a table. 

Is there a sportsbook at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

Yes. The Barstool Sportsbook is next to the poker room on the second floor of Ameristar in Black Hawk.

Is mobile sports betting available through Ameristar Casino in Colorado?

Yes. Sports wagers can be made through the Barstool Sportsbook app.

Are minors allowed to dine at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

Yes. Minors are permitted to dine at Fireside Kitchen inside Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

Is there a hotel at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk?

Yes. There are 536 guest rooms and suites available at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey