December was very good for Black Hawk casino.
The Colorado gaming facility grew 17 percent last December with earnings of $41.7 million, compared to $35.6 million at the same period in 2000.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, which owns Black Hawk, attributed to rise to mild weather and being a new member in the gaming market.
The parent company for Black Hawk also owns 43 perceent of the Isle of Capri Casino-Black Hawk through a joint venture with Isle of Capri Casinos. Black Hawk is the largest hotel/casino in Colorado.