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Gambling in Colorado. This state is
located in the famous Rocky Mountain region
of the United States of American and is considered
as crossover point between the Western and Central
regions of continent.
With a state population closing in on five million,
the capital city of Colorado is Denver, as well
as having the largest population, numbering
at just under 600,000.
Colorado’s location requires lots of entertainment
options for its citizens and one just have to
recall the stories of the Wild West and the
saloons of Colorado to appreciate the role that
casinos and gambling in Colorado plays.
In comparison to the rest of the United States,
the climate of Colorado is cool and dry, with
the exception of the area where the Rocky Mountains
begin to soar into the sky.
There the weather tends to be a little more
erratic but still more stable as many regions
of North America.
Also stable is the economic climate in Colorado,
with a state production leveling at around $200
billion, certainly enough monies floating around
to support a steadily growing gambling industry.
Whilst the economy was initially based on agriculture
and mining, in recent years the state’s
industries have diversified and expanded into
many forms of light to heavy industry. The US
government is also a key employer in Colorado,
with many major federal government facilities
been situated in the state.
Colorado enjoys a steady income from tourism,
both local and international. Frequently visited
spots include the state large and beautiful
forest and parks, covering an area of more than
quarter of a million acres.
As well as the tourist population, local Coloradoans
love to visit the local casinos, since they
became legal in 1991. Since that date,
more than fifty casinos have been established.
The city of Blackhawk has become Colorado’s
answer to Las Vegas having twenty one gambling
casinos operating within her city limits.
There players can enjoy themselves playing all
their favorite table games, such as blackjack,
roulette, craps, dice, baccarat among others
as well as seeing the slots rotate and win some
pretty large cash prizes. The largest Casino
in Blackhawk is the Isle of Capri Casino and
Hotel, where you will be able to play all the
latest slots and progressive slots games.
Although Colorado legalized gambling way back
in 1991, they restricted opening casinos to
three cities only. These towns were Black Hawk,
Central City and Cripple Creek, where most of
the casinos were opened.
The other two casinos are operated by Native
Americans in different locations. The
principal difference is that the Indian operated
casinos are open seven days a week around the
clock, where the others are closed at 2.00 am
and are forbidden to operate on Sundays.
Gambling experts predict that Black Hawk’s
popularity may be strongly challenged by the
town of Cripple Creek, currently second in number
of casinos but not far behind Black Hawk in
Recent road works have made Cripple Creek a
more pleasant and shorter journey from Denver,
and more and more capital city inhabitants are
going there for their gambling entertainment.
The largest casino and hotel in Cripple Creek,
the Fortune Valley is gaining increasing popularity
among the Denver players. Offering traditional
casino fare of table games, slots as well as
the finest restaurants and bars, Fortune Valley
looks set for bigger things.
Live entertainment is a feature, as well as
their ability to host some fairly serious Texas
hold’em poker tournaments attracting some
of the more famous professionals from the circuit.
Many of the professional Texas hold’em
players gained their experience and fame by
playing online. This option is available to
Coloradoans and statistics increasingly show
that they are flocking to online casino gambling
in their thousands. This is very understandable
when you consider the advantages of online gambling.
You can play when you want, what you want and
enjoy the comfort and security of your own home
at the same time. Always a worthwhile alternative,
not everyone has the time and the money to travel
to a live casino whenever they want.