charliepatrick
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May 23rd, 2018 at 1:14:44 PM permalink
I visited there many years ago and picked up various casino chip sets. A very memorable place with some interesting casinos - it was mid-morning so I only picked up chips.

Coming to Cripple Creek from the south, the internet suggested I went via Rte 67 (Phanton Canyon Rd) from Rte 50, but it eventually becomes unsurfaced. Luckily it was hire car and very scenic, but next time I might go the other way in!
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May 23rd, 2018 at 7:16:04 PM permalink
I'm planning to go to Cripple Creek in late June and will provide a report upon my return. Any members in the Colorado Springs area interested in meeting up?
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May 23rd, 2018 at 7:29:51 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm planning to go to Cripple Creek in late June and will provide a report upon my return. Any members in the Colorado Springs area interested in meeting up?



It's a few hours away from me, but I'd love to meet up.
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May 23rd, 2018 at 8:21:41 PM permalink
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. Luckily it was hire car

Beware the fine print in the rental agreement. Often unpaved or non maintained roads means your insurance waiver is void so towing and repairs will be at your expense. Or at least that is what their lawyers will allege.
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July 5th, 2018 at 7:44:44 PM permalink
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I'm planning to go to Cripple Creek in late June and will provide a report upon my return.



Any report on this yet?
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July 5th, 2018 at 9:13:28 PM permalink
Quote: Actuarial

Any report on this yet?



I'm sorry, I haven't put down anything in words yet.

Briefly, Cripple Creek is an eccentric little gambling town. Very rustic. All the casinos are little and seem to be struggling to keep the doors open. I'll briefly say my favorite casino is the Brass Ass. After playing blackjack for about 15 minutes the dealer complimented me on my good play. I thanked him for the compliment and asked him his favorite website on gambling. He answered correctly.

I was there for only about six hours and don't know that my report will be all that great. To be honest, all the properties seemed more or less the same. Yup, as I write this the details are coming back to me. I should put my comments in writing before I forget.
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July 6th, 2018 at 7:25:16 AM permalink
Cripple creek had new/unique carnival games both times I visited. None really took off (rabbit hunter, deuces wild, 5 card draw, something with two differently ranked jokers) but it's fun to see them in action.
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July 6th, 2018 at 9:31:52 AM permalink
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I should put my comments in writing before I forget.

Well, you did give your word but the main thing I'm interested in about Cripple Creek is how a two dollar craps table with 50x odds there compares to a ten dollar table with 100x odds at the Cromwell. The 100x odds at the Cromwell would mainly be a fantasy for me except perhaps when I had consumed too much Guinness, but 50x odds at a two dollar table would be a reality for me for at least a portion of my bankroll.
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July 19th, 2018 at 6:30:01 PM permalink
Just don't sit down and gamble at a slot machine with abandoned credits in it (or pick up a chip off the floor -- same crime). You'll be arrested, sentenced to forced labor, put on probation, and be labeled a criminal.

Better yet, don't go at all. Teach them a lesson for not warning you of this at the door with a sign.
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July 19th, 2018 at 9:36:33 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Well, you did give your word but the main thing I'm interested in about Cripple Creek is how a two dollar craps table with 50x odds there compares to a ten dollar table with 100x odds at the Cromwell. The 100x odds at the Cromwell would mainly be a fantasy for me except perhaps when I had consumed too much Guinness, but 50x odds at a two dollar table would be a reality for me for at least a portion of my bankroll.



I didn't bother to note the odds allowed there. A decade ago I made a big deal over 10x odds and above. However, so few people play craps like me -- betting the don't pass and don't come with max odds.

Don't get me wrong, you should max out the odds, if you're comfortable with the risk, but also play where the service is good and you have a good time. I'd rather have good service and a good time at a 3-4-5x table than a lousy one at 100x.
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