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The Last Hand – Know when to hold and fold

The Last Hand – Know when to hold and fold

The valet parking attendants are just great guys and gals. I like it when they greet incoming customers and wish us “good luck.” I’m superstitious, so whenever gambling we need all the “good luck” we can muster with those pesky six-deck shoes. Playing blackjack is somewhat like golf – you just never know what kind […]

The Last Hand – Only God Knows

The Last Hand – Only God Knows

Gambling is about money, time and emotions I have a box of old gambling books that relate to poker and blackjack, how to win playing single deck blackjack. Everything has changed in gaming, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the psychology of the players. Almost all card games are now dealt out of […]

The Last Hand – Rambling around town

The Last Hand – Rambling around town

Nice to see the metal screening that CDOT has put on some of the Clear Creek Canyon walls on Highway 6. With the spring moisture, snow and ice melting, freezing nights, and just Mother Nature erosion at work, the rocks can dislodge down on the roadway. The highway is going to need some resurfacing in […]

The Last Hand – Spring, basketball, sports mania

The Last Hand – Spring, basketball, sports mania

It looks like winter is almost history, any rain or snow we get now is just good moisture for the trees, shrubs and lawns. Highway crews are scaling the canyon walls to prevent Mother Nature from bouncing rocks down on the highway.  The canyon road is showing some serious wear and tear and in addition […]

The Last Hand – Deal cried the losers

The Last Hand – Deal cried the losers

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates heritage and culture St, Patrick’s Day is underway, may it never end and may the Irish live forever! The Irish and the Jews are two races that really started from very little places and expanded around the globe to be found in every nook and cranny. The Irish would have owned […]

The Last Hand: Rain or shine the doors open

The Last Hand: Rain or shine the doors open

Gaming workforce deserve our praise Hitting the “Jackpot” isn’t having a 10-ton rock fall off the Clear Creek Canyon wall and hit a car.  Maybe there should be an award for such a thing. These winter snows melt in the rocks and then when the water freezes, the rocks break. Remember the old adage that […]

The Last Hand – Real blackjack arrives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Last Hand – Real blackjack arrives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It seems that while many Mexicans are coming to the United States legally or illegally, many U.S. citizens are going to Mexico with passports, of course. Maybe we should just open the borders and let the two powerful countries just mingle back and forth? We need the workers and Americans would bring cash along to […]

The Last Hand – Future looks bright for gaming towns

The Last Hand – Future looks bright for gaming towns

Can you imagine what our mining towns will be like 100 years from now? We know what they were like in 1915 – the mining industry struggling and World War I in progress. Guessing about the future, I think all the gaming towns will be much, much larger.  Central City will expand back over the […]

The Last Hand – Family Fun

The Last Hand – Family Fun

A splendid birthday party in the mountains My oldest daughter Saundra decided she wanted to celebrate her mid-life birthday in a mountain casino located in Black Hawk or Central City. Marketing promotions led her to host the party at the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk. Ads in the Colorado Gambler were reviewed and hotel rooms […]

The Last Hand – Apple pie at the blackjack table

The Last Hand – Apple pie at the blackjack table

I was a lucky recipient of a delicious Dutch apple pie distributed by the folks at the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk. Perhaps the best apple pie in recent memory and I made it home with the pie for Thanksgiving dinner. Playing a few rounds of blackjack, I put the pie under my seat and […]

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