When Thomas Allen, Jr., painted in San Antonio in 1878 and 1879, he showed a feeling and an eye for the daily lives of the residents of the city. He observed the details of their lives: their apparel, their normal activities, their surroundings, their customs and interactions. In this oil painting by Thomas Allen, Jr., […]
By Suzanne Paulman The Colorado Gambler will be featuring a few customers each week who frequent Black Hawk and Central City casinos. In each issue, the casino patrons will be asked about their favorite casino, game, restaurant, etc. in Colorado’s historic gaming towns.
By Jan MacKell Where else can you find a casual gaming atmosphere, the best sports viewing in town and some of the most delectable fine dining around? Only at Bronco Billy’s, that’s where. A gaming landmark right outta the gate, Bronco Billy’s continues to lead as a major mainstay in Cripple Creek gambling spots. Bronco […]
By Jan MacKell The year 2010 saw some unconventional changes in the gaming world of Cripple Creek. Refreshingly there is no real bad news to be had here, other than the closing of two casinos (one of which will reopen) and a slight dip in gaming revenues. In February, the Imperial Hotel & Casino closed […]
By Suzanne Paulman Did you know that the Cripple Creek Wildwood Casino General Manager Kevin Werner was a jailbird? Actually, Werner was only a mock jailbird this September when he participated in Wildwood’s Charity of the Month fundraiser for Jerry’s Kids and the Colorado Springs Muscular Dystrophy Association program. Werner agreed to be placed behind […]
In modern America, Christmas is a joyful time. Families gather around a tree (be it evergreen, spruce or plastic) for good food, gift giving, songs and all-around good cheer. Centered on childhood, religion and good old-fashioned commercialism, our Christmas is all about giving, loving and pleasing others, as it should be. But the holiday has […]
For an experience that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, visit Cripple Creek and Victor for the annual Gold Camp Christmas event. Don’t miss the holiday parades, Butte Theater shows, the beautiful performance of “Deck the Hall” by the Colorado Springs Chorale, and more activities than we can list that will pack […]