Golden Gates Casino has one of the biggest poker rooms in Colorado, with around 20 tables of action offered every hour of the day and night. Based in the Colorado gambling hotspot of Black Hawk, the establishment describes its poker section as a “Poker Parlour.” This seems accurate given that the playing area is segregated from the rest of casino floor and commands its own room.
The Golden Gates Poker Parlour is based upon a cottage or log-cabin design. Exposed stonework and wood is seen all around this clean and bright room. The 10-handed tables are set with dark brown leather seats on top of light brown wave-patterned carpet. With retro television screens mounted all around the room, players are able to watch sports and keep track of tournament information from their chairs.
Comps can be accumulated here and exchanged for many meal options. Tableside food delivery is one of the options given to users of this service — giving access to the full range of food available in the casino’s bars, cafes, and restaurants. On a daily basis, players have access to no-limit hold’em, limit hold’em, and pot-limit Omaha cash games in addition to split-pot games if enough interest can be demonstrated to the card room manager. Golden Gates Poker Parlour is also the venue of several major annual tournaments. The Heartland Poker Tour makes a televised stop here and provides an event that often generates more than $1 million in guaranteed prize money. Colorado residents are also attracted to the Colorado Poker Championship, which tends to boast at least half of that amount in prizes every August and September. Daily poker tournaments also take place at least four times per day at a more affordable level for recreational players and low-stakes grinders.