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THE LAST HAND – Patience is key to winning in gaming

THE LAST HAND – Patience is key to winning in gaming

Blackjack is a wonderful game; players develop a love – hate relationship to the game that can turn on a dime for the dealer or the player. Cards can be friend or foe and decks can be favorable or unfriendly. The dealers just deal the cards, but there is some kind of magic that descends […]

The Last Hand – Approve New Wagering Games

The Last Hand – Approve New Wagering Games

Colorado Should Adopt Sports Betting The Final Four is as large, maybe larger, than the Super Bowl because it takes in so many states, universities and schools.  The nation’s eyes are on the March Madness. This is another lost opportunity for our successful gaming industry to prosper and in turn share the profits with the […]

THE LAST HAND – Fun for everyone

THE LAST HAND – Fun for everyone

Broncos Coach Wade Phillips rolls the dice I did a double take recently walking by the crowded crap’s table at The Ameristar.  There was Broncos coach Wade Phillips throwing the dice to a packed table. He was having a ball and appeared to be winning to the delight of the players. Craps, roulette and a […]

THE LAST HAND – Monarch hosts Monarch

THE LAST HAND – Monarch hosts Monarch

Gambling and dining with legendary Sam Zakhem I have a lifelong friend Sam Zakhem who resides in Lakewood.  He has been a state representative, senator, University of Colorado professor and almost a congressman, but didn’t receive quite enough votes.  He came to my hometown of Craig more than 40 years ago to single handedly defeat […]

THE LAST HAND – Chocolate covered bacon?

THE LAST HAND – Chocolate covered bacon?

I stopped in at Johnny Z’s gasoline station for some fuel, chips and a V8 juice. Good snacks to munch on while coming down the mountain highways. On the counter at the Z Stop was chocolate covered bacon, according to the clerk, a “hot item.” The traffic on the canyon roads just keeps growing, as […]

THE LAST HAND – Cheap gasoline

THE LAST HAND – Cheap gasoline

Jobs make the world go around I stopped by my favorite gas station, the Z-Stop, to purchase a V-8 and a bottle of water. It seems strange that a bottle of water costs more than a gallon of gasoline. The economics of this are ultimately going to create problems in the energy business; actually it […]

THE LAST HAND – Time to legalize sports betting

THE LAST HAND – Time to legalize sports betting

Another year, another Super Bowl and finally a win for our Denver Broncos! It’s been 17 years since we were able to celebrate and bring the Lombardi Trophy home to the Mile High City. Congratulations to our Denver Broncos! How nice it would have been to be able to wager on this game with our […]

THE LAST HAND – General Custer’s campaign

THE LAST HAND – General Custer’s campaign

The death of Indian leader Black Kettle Colorado is rich in history of the early frontier, Indian wars, gold strikes and the birth of historic mining towns. Somewhat surprising is that all these events didn’t happen so long ago. Gold was discovered in California in 1849, and gold mines were operating in Colorado shortly thereafter, […]

THE LAST HAND – A Shaggy dog story

THE LAST HAND – A Shaggy dog story

I like to babysit our family’s dogs, two of them to be specific, a 4-year-old Australian doodle named Fresky and a 12-year-old female Peek-a-pom, Clio. I would guess that many seniors who travel up to the mountains have to do something with their pets. Feed them well and leave them in the house?  Seems like […]

THE LAST HAND – The New Year is here – let’s make it a fantastic 2016

THE LAST HAND – The New Year is here – let’s make it a fantastic 2016

Well, well, well, here we are entering into a New Year. We have much to be thankful for as a nation and state. Everyone wants to come to America because we still are a land of vast opportunity and freedoms. We don’t want to let these special rights disintegrate and disappear, so let’s all do […]

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