Wildwood Casino is one of nine casinos in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Mecca of Las Vegas-style gambling in the Centennial State. Located 9,593 feet above sea level, Wildwood Casino advertises itself as the highest gambling venue in the world.
The property was acquired by billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta and his company Fertitta Entertainment in November 2021 from American Gaming Group for $43 million. Fertitta Entertainment owns and operates the Golden Nugget casinos in Nevada and three additional states across the US and plans to expand the Golden Nugget brand into the casino industry of Cripple Creek, Colorado. The deal is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2022.
Looming rebrand notwithstanding, Wildwood Casino remains the single largest casino in Cripple Creek, with over 500 slot machines, 12 table games and a full-fledged retail sportsbook dubbed Woody’s Sportsbook, located within Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill.
Adjacent to the casino is a luxurious Wildwood hotel with 100+ rooms equipped with upscale amenities and unique hospitality suites that can serve as meeting spaces. Additional accommodation options at the property include the Gold King Mountain Inn with a free shuttle to the casino daily.
Like all casinos in Colorado, Wildwood Casino is smoke-free and available to all visitors who are at least 21 or older.
Wildwood Casino details
- Name: Wildwood Casino
- Address: 119 Carbonate Street, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
- Phone number: (719) 244-9700; Toll-Free: (877) 945-3963
- Hours of operation: 24/7
- Games available: 500 slot machines, 12 table games, retail and online sportsbook
Wildwood Casino games & facilities
|Blackjack||Blackjack, Double Up Blackjack, Buffalo Bonus Blackjack|
|Poker Tables||Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Mississippi Stud|
|Sportsbook||Wildwood retail sportsbook; BetWildwood online sportsbook|
|Free Play||Yes, available via the Players Club loyalty program and ongoing promotions|
|Comp Program||Players Club loyalty rewards|
|Restaurant(s)||Joe's Diner, Woody's Sports Bar and Grill|
|Hotel||Two hotels, 100+ rooms|
Wildwood Casino slot machines
Wildwood Casino features more than 58,000 square feet of gaming space where players can find 528 different slot machines. The casino boasts back-to-back “Most Money Won in Cripple Creek” titles, thanks to one of the loosest slot machines in the area. The betting limits go from a single penny to $100, as per Colorado Limited Gaming Act.
Real money slots offer range from classics such as Buffalo and Double Diamond to the hottest new releases and progressive jackpot slots. The venue is also known to host slot tournaments on select Sundays. Here are a few more standout titles.
- Dancing Drums Prosperity — Dancing Drums Prosperity has all the gaming features players are accustomed to seeing in the Dancing Drums slots. These include Reel Ways®, a free spins bonus, a Fu Babies™ pick bonus with progressive jackpot payouts, and a few exciting new features. Thanks to the Random Drum Feature, the reels can expand to include 7,776 ways to win and a second chance to win the Fu Babies bonus.
- Willie Nelson Whiskey River — Willie Nelson Whiskey River is a branded mechanical slot machine by Everi that celebrates the life and work of the beloved country musician. This classic three-liner with a single payline with 7s and bars also features a Willie Nelson Whiskey River symbol that can pay the top progressive jackpot when lined up on the payline.
- Wonder 4 Tower — Wonder 4 Tower takes four of the most famous slot machines from Aristocrat and puts them in a single package. Pompeii, 5 Dragons, Buffalo, and Wicked Winnings can all be played at the same time, and thanks to the Super Free Games Feature, you can play all six sets of reels during the bonus for a chance of winning huge payouts.
Wildwood Casino has multiple video poker machines led by Ultimate X Poker with a bonus multiplier and the Game King multi-game machine.
Wildwood Casino table games
Wildwood Casino is home to 12 table games, including:
- Infinite Fortune Baccarat
- Double Sided Roulette
- Double Up Blackjack
In 2021, the casino introduced new betting limits where the max bets can be as high as $1,000. The blackjack table minimums are $10, which is also the minimum for the Double Up bonus wager. Most Wildwood Casino table limits start at $10, with craps being the only game with a $5 minimum wager.
Does Wildwood Casino offer a poker room?
Wildwood Casino sadly does not offer a poker room. However, patrons can still access high-intensity poker action through heads-up Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud poker games. The Mississippi Stud pays 500 to 1 for a royal flush, while Ultimate Texas Hold’em has a progressive jackpot attached.
Does Wildwood Casino offer an online casino?
Wildwood Casino doesn’t have an online casino at the moment since Colorado doesn’t allow for online casino gambling within its borders. No legislation is on the books at the moment.
Does Wildwood Casino offer an online sportsbook?
In 2020, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved Wildwood Casino’s sports betting license and gave the final green light for the casino to launch a retail sportsbook. The casino teamed up with ISI Race & Sports (ISI) to provide the software, hardware, and marketing solutions for the new Woody’s Sportsbook.
At the same time, ISI launched Wildwood Casino’s sports betting app, making it the 10th available in Colorado. However, the betting app was shut down in June 2022 and awaits the launch of a new sports betting app.
Wildwood Casino rewards program
Wildwood Casino runs a Players Club loyalty program that allows holders of Club Wild cards to earn points for playing and participate in various promotional activities to earn VIP benefits. The five-tier Players Club includes perks such as:
- Discounts at restaurants
- Point multipliers
- Casino host services
- Access to private dining rooms
- VIP line at cashier’s cage
- Free play
The rate at which you advance to the next level depends on your gameplay and how you accumulate points. The tiering period is limited to six months.
How do you earn points at Wildwood Casino?
You earn one point for every $1 you bet on slots and for every $2 that you wager on video poker machines. The number of points you can earn by playing table games depends on the average bet, time spent playing, and additional factors.
Can you get free play at Wildwood Casino?
Yes, you can. Wildwood Casino grants free play through daily and weekly promotions and its Players Club loyalty program. You can redeem 200 comp points for $1 in free play. The higher your tier in the program, the more benefits you can enjoy.
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Wildwood Casino history and current owners
Wildwood Casino had its grand opening on June 12, 2008, after months of delay caused by underground springs. In 2021, the casino completed the construction of a new 101-room Wildwood Hotel, improving its accommodation services.
In 2020, Saratoga Harness Racing planned to purchase Wildwood Casino, but the acquisition was canceled due to the pandemic. A year later, Fertitta Entertainment agreed to buy Wildwood Hotel and Casino for $43 million in a deal set to close in the final quarter of 2022.
A rebranding process bringing the Golden Nugget brand to Colorado is expected.
Wildwood Casino is now owned by Fertitta Entertainment, the casino and hospitality company behind the Golden Nugget brand.
Drinks, including alcoholic beverages, are free for all actively gambling players.
You must be at least 21 to visit Wildwood Casino.
Smoking is strictly prohibited at Wildwood Casino.
There are 528 slot machines at Wildwood Casino at the moment.
No, Wildwood Casino doesn’t have a dedicated social casino app.
You can request a win/loss statement by filling out the application form on the casino website.