Colorado county leaders seek to free creek casinos from gaming and drinking restrictions The Mountain Jackpot News · September 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm With an extremely responsible stance in handling the coronavirus epidemic by local operators, it’s time for gaming action to return to normal inside Cripple Creek casinos. More specifically, it’s time to bring back table games, including blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, with proper social distancing restrictions, along with 24/7 alcohol service. That is the gist of the latest variance request submitted by the Teller County commissioners, acting as the Board of Health. Late last week, the county submitted another variance request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Since the advent of the stay-at-home orders, the county has submitted nearly five different variance bids to the state.