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Casinos in Blackhawk and Central City saw increased revenue during June, compared to a year earlier, while Cripple Creek revenues declined. Total adjusted gross proceeds from Colorado casinos increased by more than 7 percent, from $57.55 million during June of 2009 to $61.75 this June. Black Hawk casinos increased their take by 12 percent, while… Continue Reading Gaming revenue: Blackhawk soars, Cripple Creek stagnates

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Hard times for ‘Creek’ casinos

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The gold mining boom of the 1890s created Cripple Creek and the gambling boom of the 1990s revived it. But all booms end, and unless the economy takes off, Cripple Creek’s best days might be behind it. Despite voter approval of higher bet limits, extended gaming hours and more table games, gambling revenues in Cripple… Continue Reading Hard times for ‘Creek’ casinos

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Producers of the game show Wheel of Fortune will be in Cripple Creek this weekend looking for show contestants. Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, seeks players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. Applicants’ names will be drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as… Continue Reading Wheel of Fortune to visit Cripple Creek, seeking contestants

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