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Rockies Near Denver Travel Guide

Central City and Black Hawk

Recent changes in the gambling laws have created a "gold rush" to Black Hawk and Central City. As of 2009 the casinos stay open 24/7 and offer craps and roulette, and the betting limit has been raised to $100. The two former mining towns edge up against each other with more than 20 casinos, several of which are topped by big hotels. Central City offers a fleeting sense of what the original mining town looked like.

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