Mardi Gras Casino to unveil $10 million expansion

With Grand Opening Special Events on August 3rd

PRESS RELEASE – Affinity Gaming today announces the Saturday, August 3rd grand opening of 8,000-square-foot casino expansion at Golden Mardi Gras Casino. Guests of Mardi Gras Casino’s grand opening celebration will be treated to a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Black Hawk Mayor David D. Spellman and a block party featuring an outdoor barbecue and live entertainment. Topping all other aspects of the event are the drawings for their $1,000,000 summer promotion, which runs July 4th through September 3rd and gives 100 lucky winners a chance to win $1,000,000. The grand opening celebration begins at noon.

  “We’ve put a lot of effort into improving our already great properties and the grand opening celebration is a reflection of that effort.” said Regional Vice President and General Manager Scott Nelson. “The refinements to our Black Hawk properties, combined with the great team spirit and genuine service delivered by our employees, will definitely enhance our customers’ experience.”

The property enhancements include 330 new slot games, the all-new Bourbon Street Café & Buffet, renovations to the Golden Gates Casino and Poker Room, new carpeting, remodeled restrooms, and a unique marquee. A total of $10,000,000 was invested in the renovations.

“Our commitment to providing a quality experience at our Black Hawk properties has never been stronger,” said Nelson. “We look forward to an exciting future in the Colorado gaming market.”

Details on the upcoming event can be found at or by emailing Scott Nelson at

About Mardi Gras Casino

Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, CO is the largest of three casinos owned by its parent company, Las Vegas-based Affinity Gaming. Mardi Gras Casino is one of Black Hawk’s premier gaming destinations, with more than 600 slot and video poker machines, three restaurants, five bars, 750-space parking garage, 19 poker tables and 22 table games, spread out over a total of 94,000 square feet. Along with its sister properties Golden Gates Casino and Golden Gulch Casino, Mardi Gras Casino boasts some of the most exciting gaming events, like the Colorado Poker Championship. More information about Golden Mardi Gras is available at

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