are bus tour programs (Ace Express, People's Choice)
operating between Denver and Black Hawk/Central City.
These tour programs are usually affiliated with one
or two casinos that will reimburse a portion of the
tour charge and provide coupons and fun websites.
The Colorado Central Station also sponsors bus service
to its casino. All bus programs are bargain priced
(less than $10), with casinos picking up most of the
cost. Check the "Weekend" section of the
Friday Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News for bus
tour ads that feature coupons.
Most Black Hawk casinos have "captive" parking
lots. Parking is free, but the ticket must be validated
hourly or a fee of as much as $3 per hour will be
charged. A large public lot called Miner's Mesa charges
$5 per day, with free shuttle service into town.
Both Black Hawk and Central City have numerous casinos,
many of which are located in original mining town
buildings that have been restored. Be sure and see
the sights while visiting this area.
Cripple Creek is located forty-seven miles west of
Colorado Springs. The Double Eagle Hotel & Casino
(800-7ll-7234) with 151 rooms is the city's largest
hotel/casino. There are also several other hotel/casinos:
Gold Rush (800-235-8239), Imperial (800-235-2922),
and the Midnight Rose (800-235-5825). There is also
a sixty-seven-room Holiday Inn Express (800-HOLIDAY)
located near the casinos. Free shuttle service is
provided to and from all casinos.
Most Cripple Creek casinos hand out coupons and fun
websites at their doors, and special casino promotions
are advertised in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph,
the Pueblo Chieftain, and in free tourist magazines.
Take advantage of the "freebies"!
Bus tour programs (Cripple Creek Shuttle Service,
Pueblo Shuttle) offer service from Colorado Springs
to Cripple Creek. Most parking is either free or reimbursed
by the casinos.
The minimum gambling age at all Colorado casinos is
For more information on visiting Colorado's casinos
you can call the Gilpin County (Black Hawk/Central
City) Chamber of Commerce at 303-582-5077, or the
Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce at 800-526-8777.
For general information call the state's tourism board
is complete when every player has had the chance to
act and all bets/raises have been called by the players
still in the hand. There are a handful of rules that
you must observe during betting:
1. Players must act in turn.
2. You must allow check-raising (when a player checks
and then raises after another player bets). Some home
game players outlaw check-raising because they think
it is somehow sneaky or dishonest-a curious concern
in a game that is based on fooling your opponents.
Poker without check-raising is like football without
tackling. Don't be a sissy.
3. In games where players can choose the amounts of
their bets, the amount of a raise must be equal to
or greater than the last bet or raise. (This rule
is moot in fixed-limit.) The exception is a player
who goes all-in., who can increase the bet with his
remaining chips, even if that falls below the last