The Opportunity: An Ongoing Legacy of Growth and Economic Success
Black Hawk, with a recognized history of opportunity dating back to the Gold Rush of 1859, and again with the passing of the Colorado limited stakes gambling initiative in 1990, Black Hawk has seized every opportunity for growth with a can-do Western attitude.
With enthusiastic, forward-thinking City leaders and only 70 residents, the City of Black Hawk's progressive outlook and nimble decision-making make it one of the most business-friendly environments in the state.
Commercial casinos in the City of Black Hawk contribute an average of:
- Over $100 million annually in gaming taxes to the State of Colorado. This represents over 85% of all gaming taxes paid to the State every year
- $12.1 million per year to the Colorado Travel and Tourism promotion fund
- $20.4 million per year to the Colorado Historical Society to fund preservation and restoration throughout the State
- $6.3 million per year to Colorado community colleges, junior colleges, and local district colleges
- $6.1 million per year to the Innovative Higher Education Research and Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Cash Funds
Calculations represent a 5-year average.