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The Gilpin


The Gilpin Casino offers exciting slots and video poker machines, with old western hospitality! When you're ready to take a break from the action packed casino, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night dining at Lucille Malone's Restaurant.

The Gilpin Casino prides itself on fabulous food, friendly staff, and a "History of Winners." You'll appreciate the warm, inviting surroundings and impeccable service The Gilpin family has to offer. The Gilpin Casino...your home away from home!

Do Ghosts Haunt The Gilpin?

The Gilpin Casino was mentioned in a Denver Post article entitled 'Do Ghosts Haunt Many of State's Venerable Hostels?' Here is what the article had to say:

At Black Hawk's Gilpin Hotel (now The Gilpin Casino) in the 1980s a travel-weary guest checked in, retired to his room, tossing his duffel bag on the floor, and stretched out on the bed, exhausted. Almost immediately he felt something thrown on his chest; it was his duffel bag. He ran from the hotel, not even bothering to wait for a refund.

It seems The Gilpin Casino has inherited one or more of the old hotel's ghosts. A Gilpin Manager is positive he saw a woman entering a second floor room. When he approached the room, no one was there. He's sure it was Lucille Malone, who jumped to her death a century ago after learning her lover was run over by a wagon in front of the hotel.