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Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Cold weather, long traffic lines, Broncos left out of play-off games, stock show over—we must all suffer several more months of winter. This story is reprinted again this year in case you missed it. Author unknown, but very well written: Subject: A potato saga A girl potato and boy potato had eyes for each other, […]

THE LAST HAND – A good cabin-fever joke about our lovely snow

THE LAST HAND – A good cabin-fever joke about our lovely snow

It seems, historically, whenever the National Western Stock Show arrives, the bitter cold weather comes right along with the fancy livestock, horses, sheep and chickens. The recent snow has been minor compared to cold snaps that put the temperature into minus degrees across the state. Skiers are reporting awesome snow at all the Colorado ski […]

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 […]

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