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Check Out Valuable Coupons on page 5


Peak to Creek Duck Race set for July 6 Page 3


Black Hawk, Central City casinos prize and cash giveaways Pages 4-5, 8-9


ENTERTAINMENT Get ready for Madam Lou Bunch Day June 15 Page 6

TRAIL’S END The Victorian Victor Hotel Page 13


The Last Hand

Life is like a poker game


ing the math and winning love to watch poker the money. games on television. One thing keeps them If I can’t find Pawn from winning all the monStars, I start looking ey all the time and that is for poker games. I really the option of luck. The rivlike the ones where they er card that comes off the are playing for real money deck last has won and lost and not just prizes. Few fortunes. The bolder playof those actually make it ers seem to do the best, to television, but poker is played daily at almost ev- By Bob Sweeney bluffing, raising, and the better players almost ery casino in Vegas, Colonever pass, but play almost evrado and around the world. The younger players seem to grasp ery hand. Older style players like to lay the math better than us older fellows. Poker has been designated a real back and wait for a great hand sport by some courts and not just a and then ambush their oppogame of chance. Skill and experience nents. This style doesn’t seem is becoming more apparent, as these to be as effective as the very agpoker tournaments reach record lev- gressive youthful players. Playing in the tournaments it els of popularity with millions being sometimes just pays off to sort awarded in prize money. Young men and women, usually of lay behind the log and let the with advanced degrees, seem to do other players go all in and lose. very well in learning the odds, apply- It becomes a matter of survival


Gambler to make it to the final tables and the final prize money. It has to take skill, guts and, finally, some good luck. There is an old saying in poker: “The cards make the player.” If you don’t get dealt the right cards, you aren’t going to win no matter how young you are or how skilled you are as a player. Life is like cards, you have to play the cards you’re dealt and make the best of it. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose.

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June 4 - 17, 2013

Events By Linda Jones

The 10th annual Rotary Peak to Creek Duck Race will be held on Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. in North Clear Creek alongside the Mardi Gras Casino. Race headquarters will be open at noon and is adjacent to the casino along Main Street. The race, a band and

a barbeque are all part of the celebration of the Grand Opening of the expanded casino. At race headquarters, all the decorated duck fleets from the sponsoring casinos will be displayed. One of the popular aspects of the race is picking up a ballot, browsing among the creative dis-

The Mardi Gras fleet in 2008 had a duck representing every branch of the service.

plays of duck fleets and choosing one to vote for in the Best Dressed Fleet contest. The 8-inch tall Sponsor Ducks can be costumed in anything imaginable: fur, feathers, leather, ribbons, sequins, cloth, coins, paint, jewelry and much more. Trophies are awarded to the winner of the Best Dressed Fleet contest and the Quack contest, and also the winner of the Sponsors Race. Each sponsor donates $500 to the Peak to Peak Rotary for the privilege of decorating a duck fleet, and at press time, there were 11 sponsors participating. See the next issue of the Gambler for a listing of all sponsors. The Peak to Creek Race begins at 2 p.m., with the Sponsors Race following it. Ducks can be adopted for $5 a duck or a QuackPak of six for $25. The Grand Prize in the Peak to Creek Duck Race is $1,000 for the adopter of the (numbered) duck floating in first. First Prize is a season ski pass to Eldora Ski Resort, Second Prize is two tickets

Johnny Z’s NASCAR racers in 2007

to a 2014 opera, which is followed by many more prizes of meals/hotel room packages, entertainment tickets and goods and services. Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.2 million members. Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self, and Peak to Peak Rotary was established with the same mission as all Rotary clubs – service. Funds raised by the Peak to Creek Duck Race specifically go toward the club’s youth-oriented activities in the Central City – Nederland corridor. These include youth leadership camps for students in both Gilpin and Nederland high schools and junior highs, scholarships for both high schools, arts awards for




both schools, sponsorship of the Gilpin High School Interact Club (25 members) and their projects, funds when needed for various sports activities and more. Peak to Peak Rotary has aided projects worldwide in its dozen years of existence. Recently, the club partnered with the Peace Corps to build 100 community latrines for villages in the mountainous area of Panama and are partnering with a Rotary there to build a water system next. Every year the local Rotary raises $1,000 for a shelter box to be sent to the area of the next disaster on the planet; these boxes have shelter (tent), food, water and other supplies for a family of 10 for 30 days.

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June 22-23: Walker Williams Band (Country) June 29-30: Back in the Day (R&B, Funk) mixed grill kabob $19, steak, chicken, sausage, and vegetables served with potato wedges and baked beans.

Shamrock Café

Cone Zone Hot Seat

For table games and slots. Every Friday in June, 12 winners will be selected between 5 – 11 p.m. to win $100. Plus, everyone else playing on the bank or at the table will win $20.

Be sure to check out the new delicious menu in the cafe. Now featuring a mouth watering filet mignon and BBQ pork ribs; plus many of your favorites still available.

Saturday, June 8, 15, 22 and 29: Five lucky guests each day will win up to $1,000 at randomly selected times between 6 – 11 p.m.

Father’s Day

Play for improvement this Father’s Day. On Sunday, June 16, between 1 – 8 p.m., 10 lucky guests will win a $100 Home Depot gift card and one lucky guest will win a $500 Home Depot gift card.

$25K Stairway to Riches

Earn entries from June 2-July 6 for the $25,000 Stairway to Riches Grand Prize Drawing. On July 6 from noon-5 p.m., 10 guests win $1,000, from 5 – 8 p.m., four guests will win $2,500, and at 9 p.m. one very lucky guest will win $5,000.

DIY Multiplier

You determine your multiplier based on the hours you play each Wednesday and Thursday in June. Play for 3 hours one day and receive 3X points for those hours. Play for 10 hours another day and receive 10X points for those hours. Not valid on video poker and keno. Bonus points will be added to your account 48-72 hours following your play.

Bourbon Street Café and Buffet

$75,000 Great QuickPlay & Cash Giveaway

It’s the Great QuickPlay & Cash Giveaway through June. Every Friday and Saturday, 4 –10 p.m., two winners will win up to $2,000 cash. Stay and play for a guaranteed $1,000 cash drawing at 11 p.m. Receive one entry for every 10 base points or half hour of tracked table or live poker play. Plus receive 25X entries every Wednesday. Play every consecutive Wednesday and watch your entries multiply, for up to 100X entries.

Cruisin through the Summer

Fitz 50

Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day

BBQ pulled pork sandwich $7.77, topped with fried onions and jalapenos on a sweet potato bun and served with coleslaw. Jumbo


Paradise 50 Plus

Play two hours of tracked table games or poker each Monday through Friday, 4 a.m. – noon, and receive a free meal up to $8.99.

Join us at Bourbon Street Café & Buffet for delicious food and great service. Enjoy our buffet each Thursday through Sunday, featuring Seafood Feast Fridays and Champagne Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Order from our expansive Café menu any day of the week.

Spin the cash back point multiplier wheel Sunday, June 9 and 23 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and win up to 10X points. Your point multiplier will begin after you spin the wheel and is not valid on video poker and keno. Every Monday and Tuesday Fitz 50 members receive 4X points on slots, 3X points on video poker, and a discounted menu in the Shamrock Café.

Treasure Hunt Progressive

Early Bird Play and Eat

Is a cruise just what the doctor ordered this summer? There are two ways you can set sail. First, by earning base points now through Aug. 18 and be one of the top 15-point finishers to win. Or, be a lucky drawing winner. One cruise will be awarded every Sunday at 7 p.m. now through Aug. 18. Receive one entry for every 50 base points or half hour of tracked table or live poker play. Multiply your chances to win and receive 10X entries on penny games every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Spin & Win

Each Thursday earn 150 base points, two hours of tracked table play or three hours of live poker play and receive a breakfast or lunch buffet. Earn 200 base points, three hours of tracked table play or four hours of live poker player and receive a dinner buffet.

All guests age 40 or better can participate in the Fantastic 40 Plus club on Thursdays. Guests will receive 4X points on their favorite slots, 2X points on video poker, a free buffet after earning five unadjusted points or earn 50 unadjusted points and receive $40 to Farraddays, and free soft serve ice cream. For complete details, visit the player’s club.

Thursday Play and Eat

Join us at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, for our $2,500 Treasure Hunt Progressive drawing. If the winner called at 6 p.m. is not present, the prize money will roll into the next month’s drawing.

Hard Hat Cash

Join us for the Father’s Day Multiplier and receive 4X points on slots and 2X points on video poker from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Activate your A-Play card at any Guest Service Center to receive multiplier. Bourbon Street Café and Buffet 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Father’s Day Brunch Buffet featuring a prime rib carving station and more. Only $19.99 for A-Play members.

Fantastic 40+

All guests age 50 or better can join the Paradise 50 Plus club on Sundays and Mondays. You will receive 3X points on all slots, 2X points on video poker, a free ice cream and a Free Calypso’s Buffet after earning five unadjusted points. For complete details, please visit the player’s club.

Player’s Club

All new members of the IsleOne player’s club will find a Gateway to Winning with their new membership. Begin earning cash and comps the very same day you sign up.

$10,000 Craps Sharp Shooter

Win a Jeep Wrangler Saharas

Win one of two Jeep Wrangler Saharas on July 4 and 5 in the Freedom on the Move Giveaway. Receive one free entry daily and additional for every 20 unadjusted points earned. Play each Tuesday to receive 25X entries and on Sunday, June 23 to receive 100X entries.

Win up to $100,000

Fridays in June, swipe the Fortune 8 Ball Kiosk, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., with your player’s card and win cash and other prizes. Then beginning at 4:30 p.m. winners will be chosen each half hour until 10:30 p.m. for a chance to win up to $100,000. Guests will receive one free entry each Friday and additional with each set of 20 unadjusted points earned.

Father’s Day gift

On Sunday, June 16, earn 10 unadjusted points, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and receive a wallet in celebration of Father’s Day. One in five wallets will contain a bonus cash prize. While supplies last.


Enjoy live entertainment on the bar stage Saturdays from 8pm – midnight and Sundays from 3 – 7 p.m. June 8-9: The Mulligan Brothers (Americana, Folk Rock, Alternative) June 15-16: The Modnicks (Oldies, Variety)

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Now through June 29, the Sharp Shooter of the day will win $100, the Sharp Shooter of the Week will win an additional $500. All Sharp Shooters will receive an entry to the grand prize drawings on July 14 for up to $10,000.

June Promotions in the Poker Room

New Player’s Receive $50 – New poker players earn $10 per hour up to a max of $50 for five consecutive hours played. Play must be in a Live poker game. $1,500 Crazy Cash Giveaway – Earn one entry for each hour of play in a LIVE action seated poker game now through June 30. Drawings will take place on June 29 and 30. $100 will be awarded randomly, 1 –10 p.m. and one lucky winner will win $250, 11 p.m. – midnight. Bad Beat –The Bad Beat Jackpot Pool as of May 28 is $107,109. That means Aces full of 10’s through Kings beaten would pay over $10,710 or 10% of the total jackpot pool. With 3 Aces on the board still qualifying, this is the easiest way to win a bad beat around. Quad 2’s through 7’s beaten would pay more than $53,554 or 50% and Quad 8’s or better beaten would pay over $80,331 or 75%. “Get Paid to Play” Poker Coupons – Don’t miss out on valuable “Get Paid to Play” coupon offers by signing up today for our weekly Poker Emails and monthly Mail offers exclusively for Poker Players! Visit the Poker Room for details and to get signed up. Free Food – The Isle provides free food for poker players seated in a live cash game or tournament including: Hot & Fresh pizza, hot dogs, brats, 2 varieties of soup, nacho’s & cheese, chili, as well as vanilla, strawberry or chocolate milkshakes made to order! Early Bird Special – Poker players earn $5 per hour up to a max of $30, daily, 6 a.m. – noon. Continued on page 5 June 4 - 17, 2013

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Available to anyone seated in a LIVE action poker game with a minimum of two hours play required to participate. Omaha $25 Cash Bonus – Earn $5 per hour of rated play up to $25. Friday and Saturday nights play Pot Limit Omaha. Tournaments – Monday through Friday, there will be two tournaments each day in June at 11am and 6:30pm and on Friday at 11am. Every Thursday is Omaha Day at the Isle with 2 weekly Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Tournaments to choose from. For complete information, please contact the Poker room at 303-998-7905.

Tradewinds Features Burgers

Tradewinds at the Isle has a new menu that features what we believe to be the best hamburgers in Black Hawk. Whether you try the classics, a green chili and chipotle, the black & blue or mushroom and Swiss burger you will not be disappointed. Tradewinds® even offers a mouthwatering cheeseburger burrito.

Schwinn Motor Scooter Giveaway

Earn entries all month long, with up to 20X entries on Wednesdays in June. Weekly drawings every Saturday, June 8-29, 5 – 10 p.m., for the sweetest ride on the road, $1,000 in cash, or free Slotplay.

Father’s Day Giveaway

Receive a free BBQ set and one entry into the Seiko Watch drawings at 6 p.m. Just earn 100 unadjusted points on Sunday, June 16. One BBQ set and entry per player.

Father’s Day Hot Seats

On Sunday, June 16, noon – 5 p.m., 20 hot seat winners will win $75 in free Slotplay. May win once per day.

Sizzling Summer Hot Seats

On Sundays, June 9, 23 and 30, noon – 6 p.m., 2 hot seat winners every hour will win $100 in free Slotplay. May win once per day.

Flag Day Giveaway

Receive a free car flag! Yours with just 25 unadjusted points earned on Friday, June 14. Limit one flag per person, while supplies last.

Flag Day Hot Seats

On Friday, June 14, 7 – 9 p.m., four players every hour will win $250 in free Slotplay. Must earn 25 unadjusted points on promotion day.

Senior Double Days

Every Tuesday in June, Lucky Bull Club members age 55+ will receive 2X points all day! Video poker excluded from this promotion.

Gas up and Play

Receive $10 in free Slotplay when you show a


$10 or more same-day receipt from the Bullwhackers Shell Gas Station on HWY 119. Redeem your receipt any Thursday in June. Limit one redemption per day.

Progressive Fill `er Up!

Earn points and receive a gas coupon! 500 points=$10 in gas. Must be at the Lucky Bull Players Club before 11:59 p.m. on Fridays, June 7, 21 and 28 for points to count. One redemption per day. Limit $40 gas voucher.

Bus Fare Refund

Get bus reimbursement any time, any day! Just show your round-trip ticket to guest services and receive $22 in free Slotplay. Yours with just 100 base points earned.


Must be 21. Visit the Guest Services Center for more details. Lucky Bull Club Points and Comps expire after 90 days of play inactivity. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-522-4700.

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Entertainment By Rosemary Fetter Summer means special fun for visitors to Colorado gaming towns. Check out the following events scheduled for June and July.

BLACK HAWK High Tea at the Stroehle House

June 8, 2 p.m. Located at 231 Chase St. quaint summer home for a pioneer family was willed to the County Historical Society along with several family antiques and an 1859 Grand piano. Admission is $25 per person, reservations required. Call 303-582-5283.

Independence Day Celebration

July 4. The Boom Town Band will play in the gazebo at Stroehle Square on the corner of Black Hawk St. and Main St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A 30-40 minute fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m. on July Fourth. The fireworks display will be visible from most locations throughout the city, and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the show.

Peak to Creek Duck Race

July 8, 2 p.m., North Clear Creek alongside the Mardi Gras Casino, sponsored by Peak to Peak Rotary Club. The Peak to Creek Race begins at 2 p.m., with the Sponsors Race following it. Ducks can be adopted for $5 a duck or a QuackPak of six for $25. The Grand Prize in

the Peak to Creek Duck Race is $1,000 for the adopter of the (numbered) duck floating in first.


Gilpin County History Museum

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 228 E. High St., Central City. New historical exhibit: Gilpin County: From Mining Camp to Home. Exhibits include Herndon Davis, Gilpin Tram Railway. Visit Washington Hall: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (All Teller, Opera and Thomas House tours leave from here.) The Thomas House: 228 E. First High St. Greek revival style frame house built in 1874 around the entrance to a mine. House is furnished and decorated circa 1917. Teller House, Opera House: 123 Eureka St. Once billed as the most elegant hotel between Chicago and Mississippi, the Teller House is famous for The Face on the Barroom Floor (painting of a woman’s face) and elegant murals. Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House: Saturday and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Other times by reservation. The mine operated from 1885 until it stopped production in 1940.

Madam Lou Bunch Day

June 15, noon, Main Street. Traditional daylong Central City event honoring Lou

Colorado gaming towns heat up for summer Bunch, the city’s last Madam. Includes brass bed races, historic costumes and costume contest, celebratory ball and awards. Bed races at 3 p.m.

Central City Road Trip with Fresh City Life

June 22, 11a.m. - 3 p.m., Central City Opera House. Meet at Central City Opera House garden. Fresh City Life hosts this unique opportunity to get a behind-thescenes look at the Central City Opera House. Take a special tour of the opera, get a backstage point of view and hear about the upcoming productions Free, registration required: 720-865-1206.

Central City Opera 2013 Festival

June 29 – Aug. 11, Eureka Street. Performances this summer include: Barber of Seville (June 29 – July 27), Our Town (July 6 – 28), Show Boat (Aug. 6 - 11). Tickets at, call 303-2926500 or 303-292-6500.

Central City Opera Central City Days

July 6 and July 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $75 package includes performance of Our Town, July 6 at 8 p.m. or July 14 at 2:30 p.m. Central City Days festivities $40. Enjoy

a country fair with food, beer, wine and live music; a short walk led by one of Colorado’s celebrated storytellers to a wedding reception complete with cake, champagne and special performances. Tickets at 303-2926700.

Stills in the Hills: Colorado Distillers Tasting July 13. Featuring Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys and Ethyl and the Regulars. Visit

‘80s Festival: Central City Goes Back to the Future

July 20. Featuring the Reganomics, Jewel and the Rough and Tres Equis. Visit

CRIPPLE CREEK & VICTOR ‘Cripple Creek Cowboy Gathering’

June 15-16, Teller County Fairgrounds. Includes rodeo, western dance (Brass Ass parking lot), chuckwagon cookout, per-

forming Texas longhorn steers, cowboy poetry music and demolition derby. Visit

‘Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show’

June 28 – July 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Heritage Center 9283 South Highway 67. Featuring Western art, including Native American, Cowboy, and Wildlife pieces. Call 877-858-4653 or 719-689-3315.

Donkey Derby Days

June 29 – 30, Bennett Avenue. Parade and donkey race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd. Games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other family activities.

Independence Day Celebration

July 4, noon – 9 p.m. Since 1900, the Cripple Creek Fourth of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best displays of Colorado fireworks anywhere. Beer garden, vendors offering BBQ, kettle corn, roasted nuts, face painting, and live entertainment. Fireworks kick off at approximately 9:30 p.m. Free event.

Give the gift of quitting smoking this Father’s Day The Gilpin County Tobacco Education Program invites residents to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle this Father’s Day, June 16. Free kits designed to provide information and tools to make the path toward breaking free from tobacco easier will be available from June 10 through June 21 at several locations in Gilpin County. “Father’s Day is a day to share and express love for others. Whether it’s a father who wants to stop smoking because of his children, a person who wants to stop using chewing tobacco or someone who wants to support a person they love in their effort to quit using tobacco, the kits are available to them. Residents are encouraged to pick one up, even if they have just started thinking about quitting,” said Tobacco Education Specialist, George Laumeyer. The tobacco quit kits contain several items to help keep hands busy and reduce the urge to light up, as well as a self-help booklet and information about support resources for anyone who wants to become


tobacco-free. Information on the Colorado QuitLine is also included. The QuitLine offers free phone-based support from trained cessation counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, and the latest information about cessation medications. This Father’s Day share the gift of health by picking up a free tobacco quit kit for yourself or someone you love. Residents are encouraged to pick up the free quit kits at the following locations. Contact the specific locations for hours of operation: • Gilpin County Public Health at 101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO, 303-5825803. • Mountain Family Health Center at 562 Gregory St., Black Hawk, CO, 303582-5276. • Residents of Gold Village Mountain Apartments may pick up a quit kit from the manager’s office. For more information, contact George Laumeyer at 303-275-7565 or visit www.

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Road trip to Vegas baby


ast Friday night, the wife and I made a spur of the moment decision to head to Vegas Baby – no kids, no dogs, BY and three days at the LARRY tables. After checkJOHNSON ing in at The Venetian Hotel / Casino on Saturday morning and taking a snooze in the 102 degree sunshine at the pool, it was poker time. First, time to take care of the wife. Two tickets to the stage show Rock of Ages for the late Saturday show. With that done, we headed over to my old haunt, The Bellagio Poker Room. I was stunned to see the lack of larger “limit” games. The $15 - $30 and $30 - $60 limit games were now $20 - $40 and $40 $80 with only one short-handed $20 - $40 Limit Hold em game going. Time to adjust. Instead of a short-handed expensive game, I jumped into the $2 - $5 No Limit game. Luckily, I had played the $2 - $5 up in our mountain towns for

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years so I was prepared. One big difference apparent early on was that this was a true “no limit” game with many bets larger than the $100 maximum allowed in Colorado. I bought in for $500 and found my first hand 15 minutes in with an Ah – Jh. I was two spots off the button with 3 callers in front of me and raised to $40, with one player behind me calling. I was first to bet with the flop coming As – 10s – 2h, giving me top pair with a decent kicker and a backdoor flush draw. I bet $60, he thought about it, and folded a pair of jacks face up. I played nearly three more hours and walked away a $180 winner. Time for the show. The stage show of Rock of Ages is a wild two hours of ‘80s music pounding down with a fun story behind it. The best part – heading to The Bourbon Room after for an after party that is true ‘80s.

On Sunday morning, I headed downstairs to The Venetian Poker Room (with a slight Vegas hangover). I was amazed that the trend continued with the focus on the “No Limit’’ games with multiple $1 - $2 and $2 - $5 but no larger “limit” games. I was able to get right into a $1 - $2 game and it was rocked up tight. Very little play, lots of big raises and mostly small pots. I couldn’t squeeze any sizeable win during the two hours I was there, walking away losing $24. While the room was beautiful and the service was good – it was just slow. Next over to Caesars Palace and I was excited – all the traveling players in Black Hawk rave about the poker room. But first, a picture at the front desk where the famous spot from the movie The Hangover is filmed where Alan asked, “Does the real Caesar live here?” was a must. Caesar’s had a very nice poker room as it is away from the slots. I slipped into a $2 - $5 No Limit Hold em game immediately and once again, there weren’t any larger limit games. I played for four hours and had two big hands. First my pocket A’s lost to Kh – Qs. The other player raised $40 before flop and I re-raised to $80 with him calling. The flop came Kd, Qh, 4s, giving him two pair. Luckily he played it badly checking it to me

so my loss was just under $200. Then, I had the 4h – 5s in the big blind and it was raised to $10 with 6 way action. I called the additional $8 and flopped a full house with the 4s – 4d – 5c hitting the board. I was able to nurse it so 3 players called me to the end and won $460. Time to go. From there, I stopped and played for just an hour at The Flamingo Poker Room in a $4 - $8 game but it was slow and I cashed out just $14 ahead. Overall, played 4 poker rooms and had 3 winning sessions for a total of $630. My wife commented on how slow the rooms were compared to previous years and I agreed. I am sad the poker landscape in Las Vegas is losing its multi handed large limit games. In truth, our poker in Colorado is better – in almost every way with higher limit games available, more action / and bigger pots. We finished the road trip with a smooth drive home on Monday with our next trip to Vegas planned for the 3rd week of June to participate in The World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino. We’ll see many of you there. How many Poker Championships and World Series Rings can the crew from Colorado bring back? Remember, play your game.

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Central City Nuggets Spring into Cash Sweepstakes

$3,500 in cash drawings every Saturday, now through June 22 and $17,500 in cash prizes during our Sweepstakes giveaway drawings on June 22. Earn entries now.

New Players

3X Points on Penny Machines

Every Tuesday earn triple points on all penny machines. Come check out some of our new games.

Enjoy the Gambler’s Special Tuesday and Friday mornings at Millie’s Restaurant for just 99¢. Just show your Miner’s Club card to receive this offer. Dine in only*

Slot Tournament Wednesdays

The Parlour

3X Points on Penny Machines

FREE Slot Tournament every Wednesday at The Famous Bonanza. Come play between 1 – 5 p.m. Pays the top 8 scores.

Double points on Video Poker

Thursdays enjoy 2X Points on all video poker machines.

Black Jack Bonanza

Father’s Day

Dads may take home a digital LED grilling thermometer by earning 250 points on their Miner’s Club card.

2X Mondays

Earn 2X points all day on all machines.

99¢ Breakfast on Tuesdays and Fridays

Enjoy the Gambler’s Special Tuesday and Friday mornings at Millie’s Restaurant for just 99¢. Just show your Miner’s Club card to receive this offer. Dine in only*

99¢ Breakfast on Tuesdays & Fridays

Earn just 250 points on your first trip and receive a $10 meal voucher to either Millie’s or Stella’s restaurants.

Every Friday night come play in The Parlour for cash drawings from 8 p.m. – midnight, building to a $250 drawing at midnight. Ask your dealer for details.

Bonanza Baseball

Join us every Friday from 8 p.m. – midnight for cash drawings and good old-fashioned fun at the Bonanza Ballpark. Over $2,000 in cash prizes every Friday.

Join us on your Birthday

Come celebrate your birthday with the Famous Bonanza and Easy Street Casinos and receive 500 free points. Players over 55 years of age will receive 800 free points.

We’ve moved. Join us on the lower level of The Famous Bonanza Casino where we offer 2 Deck pitch blackjack, roulette and 3-card poker. $5 minimum to $50 maximum on 2 Deck pitch Blackjack and $3 minimum and all shoe games.

Spring into Cash Sweepstakes $3,500 in cash drawings every Saturday between May 4 and June 22 and $17,500 in cash prizes during our Sweepstakes giveaway drawings on June 22. Earn entries now.

2X Mondays Earn 2X points all day on all machines.

Father’s Day Dads may take home a digital LED grilling thermometer by earning 250 points on their Miner’s Club card.

Every Tuesday earn triple points on all penny machines. Come check out some of our new games.

Double points on Video Poker

Thursdays enjoy 2X Points on all video poker machines.

Join us on your Birthday

Come celebrate your birthday with the Famous Bonanza and Easy Street Casinos and receive 500 free points. Players over 55 years of age will receive 800 free points.

New Players

Earn just 250 points on your first trip and receive a $10 meal voucher to either Millie’s or Stella’s restaurants.

Fun for Kids

Bring your children to the lower level of the casino to enjoy a wide variety of arcade games for our younger than 21 guests. *For complete details on any of our promotions see the Miner’s Club.

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Cash drawings every Saturday between May 4th and June 22nd

Sweepstakes giveaways Saturday, June 22nd! Start earning entries Monday, April 29th!

$3,500 in cash every Saturday! PAGE 8

$17,500 in cash for sweepstakes giveaways!

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See Miners’ Club for complete details June 4 - 17, 2013

3X Entries Wednesdays

Get 3X entries for cash up to $1,500 Fridays and Saturdays or up to $5,000 in our 7th Anniversary Progressive Party on July 7 from 1 – 7 p.m. Lucky 7 Anniversary Progressive

Win up to $1,500 weekends, or up to $5,000 on July 7. Enjoy $100 progressive drawings every half hour from 7 – 11 p.m. Fridays and from 1 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 11 p.m. Saturdays through July 6. If the drawn winner is not present, the prize rolls to the next drawing. Earn entries with just 150 base points, starting May 28. Entry barrel reset each week after the Saturday 11 p.m. drawing. A $700 prize will be added to the progressive for the Guaranteed Winner drawings Friday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 5 – 11 p.m. All entries go in the giant barrel for the 7th Anniversary Progressive Party, July 7, as our starting $100 prize adds Seven $700 progressive prizes every hour from 1pm to 7pm. It will be a huge celebration with party favor, and the chance to win up to $5,000 in the final GUARANTEED WINNER drawing, 7/7 at 7pm.

June 4 - 17, 2013

Lou Bunch Day June 15

Century Casino is the best place to enjoy the full roster of Central City events. Park in our free covered parking, cross over our covered walkway into our welcoming casino floor, and a short walk through our slots and table games takes you right to where the action is, Main Street. Central City’s annual adult-themed celebration honors the city’s last and most famous Madam, Lou Bunch. Featuring the infamous bed races, re-enactors of historical characters from the city’s boisterous past, musical entertainment and more, Lou Bunch Day is a great reason to kick up your heels, June 15. All events on the street are free.

Father’s Day Giveaway June 16

Just earn 250 base points on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, to receive a Century Portfolio, complete with pockets for all of dad’s doodads, free as our gift to you. Help keep dad

organized. Don’t wait, supplies are limited.

Central City Nuggets

Make My Multiplier Tuesday

Join us on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and enjoy a mystery multiplier on all your slot play. Starting at 10:45 a.m. we will select an hourly Hot Seat winner to spin the “Make My Multiplier Wheel” to find their cash prize and earn everyone in the casino up to 5X points on slot play for the next hour. Each hour we find a new winner and a new multiplier.

Sunday Cash Blast

$200 Drawings Every Half Hour. Enjoy $200 drawings every half hour from 2 – 6 p.m. Every player with a Century Casino Player’s Card can get one entry to the drawing per drawing day, additional entries are available to players who receive our mailer. We’ll pick a $200 cash winner every half hour.

New Members

Guests who sign up at our Player‘s Club for a free club card will get a free spin, where they could win up to $1,500. New Members

also receive $10 in Insta-Comp after earning 250 base points on their account on the day of signup.

and the T-Shirt, plus $10 in comp added to their account, plus a $5 chip to use at the tables.

Thursday Bingo

Sunlight Poker Bonus

Enjoy free Bingo every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with a $100 prize for each game. Players with a Player’s Card can pick up their Bingo card at the Player’s Club one hour before each game.

Senior Celebration

Guests aged 50 or better receive 2X points on play on Wednesday and Thursday all day, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., plus 50% off purchases (up to $25 in one day) at the Retro Deli or Mid City Grill. Please note that 50% food discount cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount, and including the $7.99 prime rib special.


Guests with a birthday coupon from our mailer redeem it at the Player’s Club for a gift of a single bonus of 10X their age in points. All guests can come in on the day of their birthday and get 2X points plus a free T-Shirt. Guests who come in on the day of their 21st birthday receive the 2X points

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Gety $10 cash back for 3 hours of live poker play if seated between 10am and 1pm, Thursday through Monday.

Monday Night $7.99 Spaghetti Special

Enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, and a FREE included salad bar with this special. Available Mondays only in the Mid City Grill after 11 a.m.

Every Day $7.99 Specials

We now offer three choices of lunch/ dinners specials for $7.99 with Player’s Card. Enjoy an 8 oz. slow-roasted Prime Rib accompanied by choice of potato with seasonal vegetables ($14.99 without card), or a half-rack of BBQ ribs accompanied by choice of potato and coleslaw ($12.99 without card), or a half-pound of steam shrimp accompanied by hushpuppies and coleslaw ($14.99 without card). Available in the Mid City Grill after 11 a.m.


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Carl was the Fiat car winner at Bullwhackers Casino.

Diane won $3,253 playing a 1-cent Wild Zone machine at Century Casino in Central City.

Elaine won $12,181.50 playing a Penny Wicked Winnings machine at Fitzgeralds Casino.

Nick won $8,769 playing Three Card Poker at Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk.

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Trail’s End

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he quiet mountain community of Victor still holds the Victorian charm of the mining camp born in the volcanic bowl of gold mining splendor. Sitting at an elevation of 10,000 feet on the side of Battle Mountain, part of the Cripple Creek Mining District of 1891, Victor is rich in history. One of the few well preserved mining towns in the Rocky Mountains, Victor hosts an abundance of Victorian buildings and gold mining remnants of its mining history, right down to the streets. While Cripple Creek, the center of the district, received the attention and benefits, rich gold mines were discovered closer to Victor, including a mine in the center of the town’s development. Thus “The City of Mines” became the common name of the mining camp, even before Victor was officially platted in 1893. That year, Warren Woods, a Denver businessman, arrived in the mining district with his sons, Frank and Harry. Looking over the area at the foot of Battle Mountain, intending to develop a townsite, they bought out their competitor, the Mount Rosa Mining, Milling, and Land Company, for $1,000. Forming the Woods Investment Company, they laid out plans for a new townsite. On Nov. 6, 1893, the town of Victor, named after Victor C. Adams, a local homesteader, was

The interior of the hotel retains its Victorian charm.

Photos courtesy of Maria Cunningham.

June 4 - 17, 2013


platted. Marketing these lots as “gold mines” for the perspective merchants turned out to be quite prophetic, particularly for the Woods brothers. When they broke ground for a new hotel, darn near in the center of the new town, they struck gold. Their future pay dirt came from the gold, not the hotel that became an investment, benefited the Woods and the city of Victor. And that’s how Victor, literally, became the City of Mines. By 1894, construction had begun on the much-needed hotel in the growing mining town. While grading the land for the hotel, at the corner of Diamond Avenue and 4th Street, Frank Woods hit a 20-inch vein of gold, right in the heart of the mining town. Production of the hotel immediately ceased and the Woods brothers traced the vein of gold to the Gold Coin claim, which they quickly bought for a few thousand dollars. A shaft was sunk in the middle of the strike and the Gold Coin Mine was erected on the main thoroughfare of Victor. Within a year, the Woods bothers’ Gold Coin Mine was producing $50,000 a month, and by 1899, an average of $200,000 was the returned dividend to their stockholders. In the meantime, the Woods brothers bought another lot, downhill and

The Victor Hotel during the heyday of the “City of Mines.” Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

a block south, for their Victor Hotel, built at the southeast corner of Victor Avenue and 4th Street. The opening of the hotel, in July 1894, coincided perfectly with the first completed rail line into the District; The Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad. The showplace of Victor, the new hotel, three stories tall, was the tallest business in town. The wooden frame building, topped by a cone-shaped tower, was technical marvel for Victor. The corner entrance at the downslope of 4th Street, featured enclosed balconies directly above at both the second and third floor levels. Guests were accommodated with rooms all along both the second and third floors. An added feature was electricity throughout the hotel. Town festivals, parades and social gatherings were always held at the well-regarded Victor Hotel. District. The largest bank vault in the Disaster struck as a raging fire District safely held the majority of the roared through the area on a hot after- local mining wealth in gold and curnoon on Aug. 21, 1899. Beginning in rency. the red light district, known as ParaThe upper floors were decorated dise Alley, the fire swept through the in the finest wallpaper designs of the entire town of Victor, burning nearly era, and the ceilings were of intricately every structure, including the Victor designed metal. The second and third Hotel, in less than five hours. floors held businesses, and guests The Woods brothers, along with rooms were on the fourth floor, with most folks in Victor, wasted no time conveniently located bathrooms along in rebuilding. Relocating the hotel the hallway. The comfortable rooms across the street at the corner of Vic- rented for $2.50 a night. tor Avenue and 4th Street, the new Considered “the most modern structure, built of brick, was nearly edifice in the Cripple Creek District,” fireproof. The four-story pale brick building, rectangular in shape, commanded a large portion of the commercial block. The Grand Opening was held on Christmas Eve, 1899 among a cheery crowd who very much needed something to be proud of in their newly built town. Much larger than the first hotel, this building was built to accommodate businesses, as well as serving as Victor’s finest hotel. The first floor provided offices for lawyers, mining engineers and bankers. In fact, an entire bank, the First National Bank of Victor, owned by Frank and Harry Woods, located on the first floor, had two entrances – one from 4th Street and the other from Victor Avenue and the building lobby. Inside the large open lobby was an elaborate elevator complete with wrought iron bars and a safe locking door, the first in the The Victor Hotel today.

Woods brothers allow for town to prosper

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the Woods brothers new hotel also contained the offices of many of the prominent and influential businessmen and leaders in the District. Along with the Woods Brothers Investment Company, both the Colorado Telephone Company and the Western Union Telegraph Company ran their businesses from the second floor. Doctors, dentists and surgeons had offices on the third floor, including osteopathic surgeon Dean M. Bodwell, and general physician, H. G. Thomas, father of famed Victor son, national radio host Lowell Thomas. J. W. Huff and J. E. Ferguson were attorneys with offices also on the third floor. Mining engineers such as Davis & Byler, with the U.S. Deputy of mineral surveyors, also located their offices in the “modern edifice” of Victor. By the turn of the century, Victor had developed into a thriving mountain community. The largest producing mines of the District were on Battle Mountain and Victor prospered. Three railroads and two electric streetcars ran in, out and around the city limits of Victor. Much of the wealth and prosperity was due in no small part to the Woods brothers, their various mining investments, and their Victor Hotel. This excerpt is from the author’s new book, Colorado’s Landmark Hotels, available in book stores or at and linda


Going Green

Microwave cooking is cool and green


ot summer days are here, and our air conditioners are running up hefty electric bills. When you feel like it’s too hot to cook, know that you can creatively cook cool and green by using your microwave. Microwave cooking saves valuable time and energy, plus reduces summertime kitchen heat. I believe the microwave oven is one of the best kitchen appliances invented in the 20th century. Microwave ovens are great because they cook food in an amazingly short amount of time compared to stovetop, grill or oven cooking. We live in a face-paced world, and the microwave oven is a practical necessity that we often take for granted. It’s great for reheating things quickly, but we are really using it to its full capacity? Realize that it is possible to cook creatively in the microwave with very fine results, but it is necessary to learn what cooks well and what does not. You may already have discovered that some foods just do not cook well in the microwave. For example, meats that need tenderizing and baked goods that need a crisp,

crunchy texture don’t come out right. Large quantities of food also don’t save much time or energy when microwaved. I want to share some information about microwave cookery. Vegetables cooked in the microwave retain more nutrients and flavor than cooking veggies on the stove because there is less water involved. Water sends valuable nutrients down the drain. Corn on the cob is one vegetable that tastes even better when cooked in the microwave. To cook a great ear of corn on the cob, place the whole ear with husks and tassels in the microwave. Cook on high for four minutes. Hold hot ear with oven mitts and use knife to cut off the big end completely. Grab the ear by its tassel and slide the corn out silk free. For microwaving other vegetables, cook leafy veggies about four to six minutes; cook asparagus and broccoli six to nine minutes per pound; and cook carrots a little longer. Pause the microwave half way through and pierce the vegetables with a fork to check for tenderness. If done, carefully remove the

veggies. If the veggies are not quite done, microwave again and check every minute. Naturally tender fish cooked in the microwave is delicious. For a gourmet touchy, top fish may with honey, ground nuts, mushrooms, and other tasty foods. It also may be seasoned with spices, peppers, garlic, zesty orange rind and delicious sauces Cooking times for microwaving fish varies according to weight, shape and thickness. As a rule, it takes about four minutes per pound. Whole fish and thick fish steaks take slightly longer than thin-filleted fish. Perfectly cooked fish will break apart when cut with a fork but will still be moist. For a fast seafood meal, place one pound of fish fillets on a microwave-safe dish (thickest portion to outside). Drizzle with lemon juice. Spread brown mustard on top. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high four to five minutes. Let stand five minutes to finish cooking. Why not grab a microwave cookbook this summer and try some new recipes that will turn out great without heating up your kitchen? Or converting old recipes to microwaving by shortening the cooking time to about one half or one third.

Horoscope GEMINI - (May 22 - June 21) The New Moon this month in Gemini favors taking new steps toward a better and more confident you. Your attention is drawn to what is most valuable to you, whether it be material or spiritual.You may enter into a negotiation with others concerning property or money. Beware of making decisions when you are unclear. Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 12, 19, 21, 50 CANCER - (June 22 - July 22) You may feel a strong urge to get away from it all, away from the daily routine. What ever the reason you are restless and hard to pin down. Mental journeys and studies are recommended and may satisfy this urge. This is a great time to meet new friends and stimulate your social needs. Clear the air before making rash decisions. Lucky Numbers: 17, 23, 25, 28, 31, 38

LIBRA - (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Look for favorable circumstances in your business and professional life. Working with authority figures may find you agreeable. You tend to exhibit positive and favorable energies right now. Any new love relationships that can happen may be with someone older and wiser. Consider the true nature of this attraction before taking it to a new level. Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9, 14, 27, 36 SCORPIO - (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) You may take some time for serious thinking and important concerns. Your sense of humor could be affected. You are not depressed only serious. The abstract appeals to you – try your hand at art for working out the cob webs. Sex and survival buttons are pushed. You may seek out an intense individual. Lucky Numbers: 14, 15, 19, 29, 32, 41

AQUARIUS - (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) You have acquired outworn situations and structures in your life that have become too heavy to carry. Leave them where they lie - Time to rejuvenate your life and surroundings. Leave the past in the past.You can do this without being explosive or drama queen. Just walk towards a new beginning. New doors will open. Lucky Numbers: 16, 24, 42, 43, 55, 66 PISCES (Feb 20 - March 20) This is a time when you may want to seek inner peace and feel secure about your surroundings. You have the planets in favor of helping you with your inner most self as well as family and friends. The time is still favorable for investing and real estate if that is what you are looking for. A confidence boost comes just in time. Lucky Numbers: 2, 7, 12, 13, 17, 21

LEO - (July 23 – Aug 22) At this time it may be best to work with others in the spirit of cooperation rather than being the lone wolf. Idealism is running high. Recognize what it is you want your life to be and live it.  Follow that ideal.  Any irritability may be the result of facing two different points of view. Find balance between your will and your emotions. Lucky Numbers: 6, 11, 24, 33, 43, 51

SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Look for pleasantries and positive energies flowing your way around the 20th. You may begin a mind-expanding study now; you want to understand more. Avoid any excessive behavior or miss-use of someone else’s time or expense. Any love relationship starting this month can be life changing or at least leave an impact. Lucky Numbers: 1, 5, 7, 17, 26, 27

ARIES - (March 21 - April 20) Your everyday life may pick up considerably this month with increased energy and more ambition. You may question what you are doing with your life right now.This shall pass, as wondering if you are on the right path should be evaluated by your own self, not someone else’s.   Lucky Numbers: 6, 16, 22, 25, 39, 40

VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Feelings arise and you are inclined to think about your goals and expectations in life. Examine your ideas and find out for yourself what is appropriate for you, and not what someone else has in store for you. You may find a fresh and freer point of view from someone younger than yourself.Wisdom comes from all ages. Lucky Numbers: 4, 34, 36, 40, 45, 52

CAPRICORN - (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) This may be an opportune time to discuss any problems that may have risen within a relationship. Your sense of reality is strong and you can be objective. Others will listen when you speak.You may seek a spiritual relationship rather than a sexual one. The New Moon brings a fresh start in health matters. Lucky Numbers: 8, 9, 10, 27, 29, 31

TAURUS - (April 21 - May 21) Your social life may pick up with friends and neighbors as this is a good time to for a get together. Thoughts and feelings of love bring an opportunity for you to let others know how important they are in your life. Let them know. You may feel like avoiding serious topics all together. Financial terms look favorable Lucky Numbers: 3, 13, 18, 21, 22, 44

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