We here at Schmuck of the Week HQ aren't criminals -- really! -- so it's hard to put ourselves in the mind of lawbreakers and miscreants. Yet it still makes sense to us for people stealing stuff from their workplace to make sure there are a lot of other suspects in case the thefts come to light. Ap ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
When the Colorado Gaming Commission heads to Central City for its monthly meeting next week, it will be greeted by a new casino. Or at least, a casino with a new name: Fortune Valley, which got its start as Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino, then became Harrah's, will next be Reserve Casino Hotel.
After a billion hands of poker, University of Denver professor Robert Hannum knows when to hold 'em
This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Patricia Calhoun's top 7 ways of improving Colorado tourism post mentions ex-guv Bill Ritter and a tourism official who suggested that Colorado is the "new Scotland" because of all the distilleries here. Said official responded in our comments section to defend this tag, but not t ... More >>
Bill Ritter.Best line at last night's twelfth annual Tourism Hall of Fame Dinner: "When you quit being governor, no one writes talking points for you." So said former Governor Bill Ritter, who was one of the inductees last night, along with Cleo Parker Robinson and Terry Sullivan, the retired ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe house wins even when it loses.This week's decision by the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Association to allow casinos to pay 6-5 on blackjack isn't exactly a shocker. The gaming regulators aim to please, and the casino operators know who their customers are and what they wa ... More >>
From Ameristar Casino-Black Hawk's website, a photo that may or may not have been taken at 3 a.m. It's only been a few months since Colorado casinos have been allowed to operate 24 hours a day, multiply the previous $5 betting limit by twenty, and offer up craps and roulette games to folks wi ... More >>
Raising the stakes at Colorado's casinos.
No, you weren't seeing things. The Ghost of Fat Elvis, sadly, was not out shopping for new Nikes on the 16th Street Mall on Friday. That was "Gotta Get this Gig" fair, hosted by Fortune Valley Hotel and Casino in Central City. Replete with a free craps tutorials and Elvis impersonators, the even ... More >>
Ah, remember Denver in the '80s? This television clip from November 1984 should jog your memory: Right-wing amendments, Ernie Bjorkman ruling the airways on Channel 2, college students favoring Reagan over Mondale, voters considering bringing casinos to Colorado, families eating corn on the cob ... More >>
Chuck Humphrey has based his career on gambling. Now he’s calling the bet on online fantasy-sports competitions.
Take a trip back in time to Silver Plume.
Black Hawk plays the Lace card.
Central City gambles on its future. Again.
Long shot Arapahoe Park seeks a place in the winner's circle.
When it comes to poker, Texas Hold 'Em proves who's a real player.
The goddess Hathor has a message for Black Hawk.
A new Rat Pack knocks over Vegas without much to show for it.
The Annual Show 'n' Shine Biker Rally & Charity Poker Run
Bruce Spruce Ranch
Referendum E is a sucker bet, but the state's hooked on lottery games.
Red & Jerry's
Frontier Flight 771 at 9:35 a.m. to Las Vegas
But whatever you do, don't place them on the favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
The Magness family takes time out from squabbling to drop a few million here and there.
Local bookies get punished, but what about those tempting overseas operators?
The hills are alive... with generations of this fractious family.