By Steve Beauregard

Isle of Capri in Blackhawk, Colorado

Isle of Capri in Blackhawk, Colorado

(Updated January 2017)

What is one of the newest poker room in Black Hawk, is also one of the nicest, with a plush, inviting atmosphere, giant TV screens everywhere, free goodies, and a generous free hotel promotion.

You can stay at the Isle of Capri for free, Monday through Thursday, by playing six hours of poker there. For comparison purposes, a search on for a slow Tuesday night in January (with nothing going on), showed room rates in Black Hawk starting at $68, for the Lady Luck, and $100 a night for the Isle.

While the poker room is (for reasons unclear), not on the Bravo Poker App, it does generate decent traffic, and had 4 tables running $1/2 limit on a recent Friday night.

For those of you unaware of Colorado’s poker rooms, there is a limit of $100 bet on each round. Therefore, most games in Black Hawk are a $1/2 Limit game, with $100 being the limit.

(Related: Go here for information on the Ameristar Blackhawk Poker Room).

Disappointingly however, the games are all the $1 – $100 spread limit variety, with a $1 Mississippi Straddle game thrown in the loop too. One nice feature at the Isle is the scheduling of a regular Omaha game.

Isle of Capri Blackhawk Poker Tournaments

Although they used to hose frequent $60 no-limit, and turbo no-limit tourneys, the Isle of Capri’s poker room no longer runs tournaments.

Bad Beat Jackpot

Poker purists won’t like it, but the Isle has their own Bad Beat Jackpot. They call it, (and it appears to be accurate), the “Easiest Bad Beat Jackpot in Black Hawk.” The multi-tiered payout structure is sort of complicated, with different payouts for more difficult beats, but the last time I played, the lowest qualifier is a hand in which you lose holding Aces over Tens full house.

Recently the jackpot was $94,895. My understanding is that the loser would get 50% of the jackpot, with the winner getting 25%, with the table splitting the rest.

The Isle of Capri can be reached directly at (303) 998-7905