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Publisher’s Column – Saratoga Home Run

Publisher’s Column – Saratoga Home Run

Cards make the players I received a special phone invitation from Danny, the Tables Games Manager at the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk asking if I would like to play in a complimentary $5,000 blackjack tournament on June 29, starting a 4 p.m. The answer was a quick, “Yes, of course.” Thirty-six players showed up at […]

The Last Hand – Racing around the Rockies

The Last Hand – Racing around the Rockies

This past week, I enjoyed participating in the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience that started at the Embassy Suites Hotel at DIA and made a circle through the mountains, including a quick stop at Z Casino, formerly Bullwhackers, in Black Hawk. The RMDE is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, a group of communication folks, […]

The Last Hand – The History of the Game

The Last Hand – The History of the Game

Clear Creek is running high with white-capped waves splashing over the granite boulders in the steam bed.  The canyon walls are green from the abundant rains and some Rocky Mountain sheep are grazing along the highway. This was the wild country where gold was discovered and miners climbed over the rocks, rushing waters, snowdrifts and […]

The Last Hand – Beat the odds and go home winning

The Last Hand – Beat the odds and go home winning

It’s so fun to ride the elevator into some of the casinos. The arrival exuberance is great with suitcases and overnight carry-on bags in hand, as the newcomers arrive to spend the evening. No doubt some come to make their fortune, others out of curiosity; some know better, others just are seeking to have an […]

The Last Hand – Rippling waters

The Last Hand – Rippling waters

Listen to the saloon music The waters in Clear Creek are slowly rising, as Mother Nature uses her windy breath to melt the snow from the high mountains. It is such a pleasure to drive up Clear Creek Canyon and look at the greening of the mountain grass and the Aspen trees starting to bud […]

The Last Hand – Deal, deal cried the losers

The Last Hand – Deal, deal cried the losers

The bell around our neck Played some Texas Hold’em poker with my neighbors last week. This is a monthly endeavor playing for points and prizes. The group is well organized with Mona Miller, Ede Criss and Jim Martindale taking care of the arrangements for the players. This is a sort of a do-it-yourself deal with […]

The Last Hand – Don’t hit that 12

The Last Hand – Don’t hit that 12

Gaming industry alive and well Clear Creek isn’t so clear with muddy waters rising rapidly as Colorado water heads to cities and farmlands. The sunlight still dances off the racing waters so coveted in Coors beer advertising. Part of the pleasure in going to the gaming towns is the drive through the scenic canyons or […]

The Last Hand – Start your engines

The Last Hand – Start your engines

Summer race planned on Parkway Aug 2 The mountain gaming communities are gearing up for summertime activities and there will be many in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City. The most recent event making headlines in the revered weekly Register-Call, the oldest newspaper in Colorado, recites a request for a Pit Rally road race […]

The Last Hand – Oh Brother, a misplaced pair of gloves

The Last Hand – Oh Brother, a misplaced pair of gloves

Spring has arrived, at least that’s what the calendar advises us. Mother Nature has her own concept about when spring arrives and when she decides to send rain rather than snow and icy winds. Since we’ve all survived another winter, it’s something to be excited and happy about. Many of the old gold miners in […]

Casinos should be wary of online action

Casinos should be wary of online action

I’ve never gambled online and have little desire to do so, but have many friends who enjoy playing for points with players across the planet. No money is involved and players will enjoy hours of online competition that may lead to playing real poker at a nearby casino location. Poker is like the Stock Market, […]

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