Vegas in the Rockies? Colorado’s casino towns get ready for higher betting limits Joe Rubino, Denver Post · January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am “Las Vegas-style gaming,” that’s what the city of Black Hawk says is coming to town this spring after Colorado voters approved Amendment 77 in November. The amendment grants powers to voters in the state’s three gambling towns — Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek — to increase bet limits beyond the state’s previous constitutionally mandated cap of $100 and approve new games, assuming those games are allowed by the state’s Limited Gaming Control Commission. The Black Hawk City Council wasted little time following through, voting on Dec. 1 to approve unlimited single-bet wagers and allowing casinos in the city to offer baccarat, keno, pai gow poker, and a number of other games pending state rulemaking. The changes will take effect as soon as allowed, May 1, per Amendment 77’s ballot language.