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Dostal Alley was established in 1991 as one of the first Casinos in Central City after the passaged of a constitutional amendment that legalized gambling in three Colorado towns. We are a small family owned and operated business located on the corner of MainĀ  and Gregory St.


Dostal Alley was one of the first seven casinos to open in 1991. All of the others have closed. This year Dostal will be the first casino in Colorado to turn twenty. We might throw a huge party, stay tuned.



The development and creation of Dostal Alley Casino has truly been a unique and historical journey through time. It all began in 1958 when Phillip and Ruth Schmalz opened the facility as a Rock Shop, selling exquisite jewelry and priceless gems. The Rock Shop was later run by their son and daughter in law Bruce and Sandy Schmalz starting at the beginning of 1972. As yeas went by, Bruce and Sandy took on the endeavor of starting a local casino which shared the building with the Rock Shop. Dostal Ally Casino was officially established in 1991 as one of the first casinos in Colorado. In 1997, after years of operating both businesses, the Schmalz family decided to focus solely on the Casino as the Rock Shop became what is currently the upstairs bar and brewery.