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The Last Hand – Denver economy is strong

The Last Hand – Denver economy is strong

Gambling business breaking records The roads leading to the mountains are jammed packed these days. The tourists are here, campers heading out to the hills, and gamblers heading to the casinos in record numbers. I love the scenic canyon road and the Clear Creek waters are crystal clear as the waters are still high for […]

The Last Hand – Split Pairs

The Last Hand – Split Pairs

Remembering Bing Crosby advice I had a great drive up the canyon and saw some new shiny black asphalt replacing sections of the deteriorating highway.   Those gravel trucks certainly pound that highway, but as stated before, the trucks are hauling aggregate to job sites that are stimulating the economy.  The gaming industry stimulates jobs as […]

The Last Hand – Location, Location, Location

The Last Hand – Location, Location, Location

Life is a long and twisting road “On The Road Again” is that famous Willie Nelson tune that we all like to hear by that well-known singer.   Willie had a ranch near Evergreen once upon a time, not sure if he still owns it. The new Casino Parkway sign is up at exit 243 […]

The Last Hand – Prime Rib and a Love Story

The Last Hand – Prime Rib and a Love Story

 Saturday night at the Central City Opera It was Saturday night at the Central City Opera! We pulled into the Century Casino in Central City parking lot around 6 p.m., as we were heading to the Opera at 8 p.m. The garage is attached to the Century Casino and has 499 total parking places with […]

The Last Hand – Summertime in Colorado mountains

The Last Hand – Summertime in Colorado mountains

Well the fireworks were going off over the celebration of our nation’s liberties. Many enjoyed a summer barbecue in the mountains or backyard. People enjoy the outdoors in Colorado – watching baseball games, fishing, golf, hiking, etc. But make sure to watch out for the afternoon storms and the lightning those storms can produce. So […]

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 […]

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