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Freedom is not free – July 4 is a day to remember

Freedom is not free – July 4 is a day to remember

History records that Benjamin Franklin walked out of Independence Hall in Philadelphia and announced to an anxious crowd something like this, “We have given you a republic today, if you can keep it.” The fireworks exploded, freedom spread across the land, British influence was no more, and the nation proclaimed liberty for all. On July […]

THE LAST HAND- Give Father a call on his day

THE LAST HAND- Give Father a call on his day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and dads are always up for some barbecue, brats, beer and burgers, surrounded by family members. We’re also up for casino buffets, poker, blackjack and a family expedition. Kind of depends upon the grandkids and what the family has planned. I’ve been writing about the gourmet steak houses located […]

THE LAST HAND – Fine dining at Isle’s Farraddays Restaurant

THE LAST HAND – Fine dining at Isle’s Farraddays Restaurant

Not everyone knows or realizes just how good the dining is in Central City and Black Hawk. In cuisine ranging in taste from gourmet hotdogs to rack of lamb, patrons can find the best dining in Colorado in our Colorado casinos. It has long been a fact that Las Vegas receives the best of everything—entertainment, […]

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 […]

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