Colorado casinos went bust when coronavirus hit. Here’s why they see a lucky streak ahead. Jason Blevins, Colorado Sun · April 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm Sean Demeule leans over the railing and surveys a silent sea of slot machines in the state’s largest casino. The general manager of the 523-room, 1,250-slot Ameristar Casino Resort shakes his head and chuckles quietly. It’s the only sound in the cavernous gambling hall. “It would never be like this. Ever,” he says. “I’ve never seen it like this.” The shuttering of casinos on March 16 triggered the steepest decline in Colorado casino revenue and gambling taxes since voters first approved limited-stakes gambling in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City in 1990.