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Z Casino – the new HOT SPOT in Black Hawk

Z Casino – the new HOT SPOT in Black Hawk

By Vi Cooper There’s a new kid on the block in Black Hawk, Z Casino. At the site of former Bullwhackers casino, visitors to Black Hawk can expect big changes on their next visit. After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation and a six-month remodel, the four-story, 36,000 square-foot casino will launch the new brand in […]

Unusual Easter customs around the world

Unusual Easter customs around the world

By Rosemary Fetter In the United States and many other countries, people observe Easter with customs stemming from both pagan and Christian traditions that celebrate spring and resurrection.  Other locales, however, observe the holiday with various activities that have nothing to do with bunnies, colored eggs, blooming flowers or even Christianity. Argentina:  Northern Argentinians hold […]

Cover Story – How the Party Began!

Cover Story – How the Party Began!

A brief  history of  Mardi Gras By Rosemary Fetter Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” dates back to the early Roman festival of Lupercalia, a springtime coming of age ritual for young males. As part of the raucous celebration, elders would place the names of eligible girls in a box and the boys […]

Cover Story – Valentines Day

Cover Story – Valentines Day

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Cover Story – National Western Stock Show: The city’s favorite winter event

Cover Story – National Western Stock Show: The city’s favorite winter event

Annual Stock Show comes to town Jan. 11 – 26 By Rosemary Fetter Despite recent efforts to move The National Western Stock Show to Aurora, other parts of Commerce City or near Denver International Airport, the show will go through Jan. 26.  The National Western became a local institution in the early 1900s, but the cow […]

Cover story – 2013 Year In Review

Cover story – 2013 Year In Review

2013 roared in Colorado’s gaming towns By Linda Jones The biggest casino sale of 2013 was announced very early in the year – the entire Ameristar chain sold to Pinnacle Entertainment. The Black Hawk Ameristar Casino will keep its name, along with its dedicated clientele and drawing power. The negotiations of 2012 produced several other […]

Cover Story – The 6 to 5 single-deck game ‘players reconsider’

Cover Story – The 6 to 5 single-deck game ‘players reconsider’

Blackjack adopted its name from the previous French game Vingt-et-un (meaning 21) when the 3 to 2 bonus was established. Now approximately 100 years later, casinos thought they would create a substandard version of a blackjack game and reduce the 3 to 2 bonus to 6 to 5. “Players Reconsider!” This inferior game may look […]

Cover Story – Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Cover Story – Happy Thanksgiving 2013

A Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz By Rosemary Fetter Thanksgiving is probably the only American holiday without an agenda. No gift giving, no specific religious or political connections, no fireworks and no costumes. In this country, Thanksgiving is all about food, family, friends, and for some of us, football. Like our ancestors, we express gratitude for a […]

Cover Story – ‘Come for the Action and Stay for the Fun!’

Cover Story – ‘Come for the Action and Stay for the Fun!’

Century Casino voted Denver’s Best Casino for second time Century Casino in Central City was recently voted Denver’s Best Casino for the second year in a row from Denver’s A-List. “We are very proud of the honor,” said Mickey Rosenbaum, Century’s general manager. “We believe that we offer the friendliest guest experience in the market […]

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