After a difficult 2008, the city and casinos of Cripple Creek are gearing up for a much-needed shot in the arm on July 2nd. That’s the day a new law takes effect that allows casinos to add craps and roulette to their lineup of games, and raises the stakes to one hundred dollars from the existing five-dollar limit. What’s more, casinos will go to 24-hour gambling. All that adds up to brighter prospects than the city has seen in some time. KRCC’s Marcia Ford takes a look at how the casinos are dealing with new rules, fluctuating weather, and a bumpy economy.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

One Response to Cripple Creek Casinos Look Toward Changes

  1. Bill DuPriest says:

    Very professional, thorough report! I’m looking forward to hearing more from this reporter.

News

NPR
May 6, 2016 | NPR · Aviation High School mixes advanced academics with aviation mechanics — and a paid internship at a big airline.
 

AP
May 6, 2016 | NPR · The judge blocked a state agency from licensing the facility inside a private detention facility for undocumented mothers and children who have crossed the Texas-Mexico border.
 

Sesame Workshop
May 6, 2016 | NPR · Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images for DC Entertainment
May 6, 2016 | NPR · Glen Weldon runs down all 50 of the books on offer for Free Comic Book Day and explains how you can get your share of the goods.
 

Sesame Workshop
May 6, 2016 | NPR · Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
 

Bloomberg via Getty Images
May 6, 2016 | NPR · “My Old Kentucky Home” is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
May 6, 2016 | NPR · This vivid, unabashed protest album pairs Anohni’s unmistakable voice with contemporary synthetic sounds by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, yet finds ways to be truly unnerving.
 

Bloomberg via Getty Images
May 6, 2016 | NPR · “My Old Kentucky Home” is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 6, 2016 | NPR · On A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab