What is Limited Gaming?

In Colorado, Limited Gaming means casino-style gambling that is "limited" to:

  • $100 maximum wager
  • Slot machines, blackjack, poker, craps and roulette
  • Historical districts in the towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek
  • Tribal reservation lands in Southwest Colorado
  • 35% of a building's total space or 50% of a building floor

Any changes to these limits require statewide voter approval.

Amendment 50 was approved by Colorado voters on Nov. 4, 2008, raising the maximum wager limit to $100, adding the games of craps and/or roulette, and allowing 24-hour gaming effective July 2, 2009. Prior to that time, the wager limit was $5, only the games of slots, blackjack and poker were allowed, and casinos were required to be closed from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Colorado Limited Gaming ACT with Constitutional Amendment