CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Cripple Creek marked 20 years of legal gambling last month, but the anniversary was muted. The historic mining town doesn't have much to celebrate as its gaming industry faces an uncertain future. The Gazette reports that the recession has hit the gambling business hard. And... more »
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An organization of card players pushing for full legalization of Internet poker are staying away from recommending whether Americans should gamble online after indictments of executives at three of the world's top online poker companies.
Executive Director John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance said... more »
BLACK HAWK, Colo. (AP) - Black Hawk and Central City are dissolving agreements that had ended years of battling over a share of gambling revenue.
Central City used to be the top gambling town in Colorado before Las Vegas-style casinos went up about a mile south in Black Hawk... more »
A Colorado woman who won $42.9 million off a penny bet in a slot machine had her dreams quickly dashed when the casino said the jackpot message was an error. Now Colorado gaming authorities are testing the faulty machine while the state's 39 casinos scramble to reassure gamblers. Louise Chavez... more »
On Sunday the old Imperial Hotel and Casino that had been a Cripple Creek institution since the late 1800's closed its doors. The news comes as a big disappointment to regulars Janet and Harold Steinbeck. "We're just really sad." says Janet. "It was one of my favorite casinos." adds Harold,... more »
Colorado casinos want regulators to lower the minimum payout on blackjacks. Under a proposal that will be considered Thursday during the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission's monthly meeting, a $10 bet would return $12 instead of $15 under current regulations. The change would mean casinos would pay 6-to-5 when a... more »
A Colorado law has netted more than $600,000 from the gambling winnings of deadbeat parents. Supporters are praising the results after the first year of the law, which casinos say has been a headache to enforce. People who win more than $1,200 at a machine or a table in Colorado's... more »
El Paso County leaders are gearing up for a fight with the governor's office.
They say the democratic governor's trying to balance the budget by breaking a promise that was made to the voters back in 1990.
District Attorney Dan May told the commissioners about it at their... more »