About Central City
Central City is an old mining town in the mountains west of Denver. It, along with Blackhawk, are the 2 locations near Denver that have gambling casinos. For many years Central City casinos suffered low patronage because the only way to get to Central City was through Blackhawk, and most people just stopped in Blackhawk to gamble. So Central City decided to build a highway through the mountains that provided direct access to Central City from I-70, and business started booming again.