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GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Whatcha gonna do?

GAMING – Thinking About Poker:  Whatcha gonna do?

As I write this I’m sitting in San Diego having visited family and friends over Christmas and am contemplating what my 2017 bucket list will hold. I don’t make New Years’ resolutions as those are too easily broken and/or forgotten and by a large margin are unrealistic and unattainable. I try to keep my future […]

Review of 2016 and a preview of 2017

Review of 2016 and a preview of 2017

Wow – is 2016 over already? It seems like yesterday I was toasting the New Year coming in; playing that fun first hand of the year; and making those New Year’s poker resolutions – promising myself I would play better. Playing better meant not chasing those long shot one-outers – and I stuck to this […]

Thoughts on the game of Craps….Chapter Two

Craps has declined remarkably as a money-maker for casinos. In 1985, it generated nearly 27 percent of all table win. In 2015, it contributed less than 9 percent to total table win. Roulette has increased both its revenue share and unit share by about 50 percent since then. (UNLV gaming research -2015) Through research and […]

Colorado Yesterday and Today

Colorado Yesterday and Today

While playing poker is one of my passions, another is getting out and exploring the many hidden and interesting spots throughout Colorado that link today with yesterday. I do this through finding old photographs from over a century ago; locating the spot in the photograph; and then matching up a photograph of the same spot. […]

GAMING – Thinking about poker: boorish behavior

GAMING – Thinking about poker: boorish behavior

In my previous article I recommended a stay at the Grand Hotel and Casino in Shawnee, Okla. Due east of Oklahoma City along I-40 and a pleasant stop outside of the hustle and bustle of the state capitol city. There are numerous hotel/casinos surrounding the city, on the east side this is the place to […]

GAMING – Thinking about poker: financing someone else’s game

GAMING – Thinking about poker: financing someone else’s game

I recently returned from a trip down south (“’Way down south in Dixie’”) and happened to observe two interactions between poker players. These prompted thought about poker and of behavior in which poker players either willfully engage and/or allow to occur. Before detailing these – the first in this article, the second next issue – […]

GAMING – Let’s Play Poker!

GAMING – Let’s Play Poker!

“Thanks for the memories” Lodge Poker Room In early September of this year the ionic poker room located upstairs at the Lodge Casino dealt its last hand. With an impending remodel of the casino and the promised draw of more revenue from slot machines, the legendary and well-known poker room is no more. After millions […]

When Donkey Moves Are Brilliant!

By Douglas (“The Donkinator”) Bergman  Can a stupid mistake ever pay off at the poker table? Yes! I am an example of a three legged donkey turning into Secretariat at the Belmont. Even an iconic poker movie agrees that horrible plays can have humongous payoffs! “Sometimes it’s about making the wrong move at the right […]

High Hand

High Hand

Did you know that many of the poker rooms in our mountain towns feature high hand payouts? The High Hand payouts usually involve rewarding an individual player for having the high hand in the poker room during a certain timeframe – the average being an hour or two in most casinos in an effort to […]

GAMING – 100th Poker Column

GAMING – 100th Poker Column

This is my 100th “Let’s Play Poker” article and it seems like yesterday the first one was published back during the week of March 11 – 17, 2008. One line I wrote in that first column, “The poker scene in the Black Hawk and Central City area has seen many changes since the opening of […]

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