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Deadwood vs. Cripple Creek

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by shawnj1, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. shawnj1

    shawnj1 Low-Roller

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    Can anyone provide any insight into how Deadwood, SD compares to Cripple Creek CO? Looking at pictures it looks very similar.. We have been to Cripple Creek and loved it, wondering if Deadwood is worth going out of our way to see?
     
  2. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    The actual gambling in Deadwood may not be anything special, but the Black Hills are. If you have never been to the Black Hills and the Badlands I recommend that you visit! I have only visited Cripple Creek once when I was living in Denver, but I think Deadwood will more than favorably compare.
     
  3. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer Low-Roller

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    Yes, Deadwood area/Black Hills is worth a visit. Lots to do and see besides any gambling. We had the luxury of an elderly Blackjack dealer who let everyone see his hole card .... made for quite a good evening!

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  4. Vegasworm

    Vegasworm Finger Clicker Extraordinaire

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    We visited both over 10 years ago and absolutely loved both! I loved how both towns were so quaint and historical feeling. We befriended a bartender in Deadwood that was across the street from our hotel, and went to have a drink at her bar every night. I also agree that there is a lot to do and see in the Black Hills area.

    I had fun playing slots at both Deadwood and Cripple Creek, despite it not being anything like the Vegas experience.

    I have wanted to go back to both Deadwood and Cripple Creek, but since having kids, we've never gone back. Living in Colorado now, we do make it to Black Hawk every now and then. Hope to do a Cripple Creek visit if I can get someone to watch the kids overnight.

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  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I've never been to either, but one thing I can tell from VPFree2 is that VP in Cripple Creek looks to me much better than Deadwood.