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Bombeck remembered

Bombeck remembered

The new year is a good time to remember Erma’s philosophy She wasn’t a politician, never held public office, but offered advice from her heart that seemed to heal our souls and tickle our funny bones. I heard Erma Bombeck speak many years ago. She addressed a newspaper audience at our annual press convention at […]

Let’s keep the band playing in 2017

Let’s keep the band playing in 2017

This year is about to wind up in the history books. Overall, 2016 was a good year for the gambling industry with the growth in construction and housing industries. It appears that casinos are busy, and there is a lot renovation and remodeling underway at a number of casinos. Our casinos really do a great […]

Wall Street Journal highlights nationwide gambling

Wall Street Journal highlights nationwide gambling

I’m not sure how many gamers out there read The Wall Street Journal, but it had a very interesting article about the gambling business back in September. Have had it on my desk to “columize” (a new word), and here’s the gist of what the paper had to say about gambling in general. Gambling has […]

THE LAST HAND – Thanksgiving is turkey-trot time

THE LAST HAND – Thanksgiving is turkey-trot time

I guess if the Cubs can win the World Series, Donald Trump can become president. Widespread prosperity will be good for everyone and he should create more jobs for everyone. In the meantime, life will go on and we will enjoy this great fall weather and await the blizzards that will no doubt hit us […]

THE LAST HAND – Lady luck shining on veterans Nov. 11

THE LAST HAND – Lady luck shining on veterans Nov. 11

Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and we salute our veterans from wars dating back to World War II. Not many of these heroes are left, but they truly were the greatest generation. I’m so glad that the veteran hat styles have become popular so we can spot these veterans moving around our casinos, cities and […]

Rearview mirror: Looking into the future

Rearview mirror: Looking into the future

Great comments pouring in from our recent 25th anniversary collectors’ edition, 1 of 2. Look for additional anniversary stories in the coming months. We have readers who have saved every Colorado Gambler we have published over the past 25 years. Our collection of Colorado history is among the very best ever assembled and published. Thousands […]

THE LAST HAND – A 25-year winning streak

THE LAST HAND – A 25-year winning streak

It was in the fall of 1991 that legalized gambling came to Colorado. There was a lot of political activity leading up to the voter approval of legalized gaming in three Colorado mountain towns—Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. These were all depressed areas and many vacant once-proud buildings needed decades of repairs and […]

Nothing is stranger than luck

Nothing is stranger than luck

Gambling is more of a science than a vice. Experts have ruled that skill and experience diminish the risk in gambling. If you follow such things, you will notice that folks with mathematical minds make for better poker players. They know the odds and calculate hands-on mathematical mental computations, not just blind luck of the […]

Splitting Eights

Splitting Eights

Spending Some Time in Black Hawk Labor Day has passed and that is beginning of the golden aspen trees and yellowing of our hills and mountains. What a great time to drive into the majestic mountains and I love the drive up Clear Creek Canyon on Highway 119 into Black Hawk. Roll down the car […]

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

Life is a game of inches and even seconds. Watching the Olympics, it is such an inspiration to see young men and women who have trained so hard since childhood to participate in these world games. Success comes by inches and seconds that can be life changing for athletes’ careers. Gold medals mean TV endorsements, […]

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