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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 […]

The Last Hand – The Real Story

The Last Hand – The Real Story

Women have other issues besides politics Many newspapers are alive and well across the United States.  Still the best, and many times, the only source of news about the happenings in local communities and the residents who comprise the heart and soul of these American neighborhoods While The Colorado Gambler isn’t a political newspaper, we […]

The Last Hand – Holidays are approaching fast

The Last Hand – Holidays are approaching fast

Brrrr! This is good weather to just hole up in your favorite casino, get a room and hunker down at a poker or blackjack table and let the weather do its thing. We had such an extended beautiful Indian summer that extended so late in November that this polar vortex freeze was a shock to […]

The Last Hand – What I’ve learned from election 2014

The Last Hand – What I’ve learned from election 2014

I’m writing this on deadline before the mid-term election on Nov. 4. So I won’t make any predictions that I might have to eat later. However, I will make some observations: If the GOP captures the Senate, it will erase some of the stalemate between the House and the Senate. But, and this is a […]

The Last Hand – ‘Pie in the Sky’

The Last Hand – ‘Pie in the Sky’

Let’s not betray our casino industry I think it is a real betrayal by Colorado voters if we come anywhere near passing Amendment 68 to allow a sole monopoly casino in the Denver area to be voted into our state Constitution. Called “garbage in the Constitution” by the head of the Arapahoe County Citizen Budget Committee, […]

The Last Hand – Enjoy if you can a Sunday afternoon drive in Colorado mountains

The Last Hand – Enjoy if you can a Sunday afternoon drive in Colorado mountains

We are all living in a “New Denver,” speaking liberally about the entire metro area where the core city is surrounded by more residents than live in Colorado’s largest city, The Queen City of the Plains, Denver. Starting with school integration back in the ‘50s, abundant lands, and a booming economy, Denver started to spread […]

Kindling – No deal with tax watchdogs

Kindling – No deal with tax watchdogs

Citizen Budget Committee has casino concerns   By Bob Sweeney The Arapahoe County Citizen Budget Committee held its second session on the proposed casino at the Arapahoe Park racetrack. The new casino is proposed in Amendment 68 heading for statewide voters as a Constitutional Amendment on Nov. 4. The first formal discussion occurred Aug.13 when […]

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