My wife and I recently took a road trip to visit my sister-in-law near Denver. We planned to stop in Santa Fe for one night before and after the Colorado visit. A secondary goal of the trip was to explore Casinos along the route. My personal goal was to locate inexpensive live Craps (ideally $3 minimum) and/or bubble Craps (ideally InterBlock). Our first casino stop was Fire Rock casino just east of Gallup off of I-40. It was around noon and although they had a Craps table it was not open. Nor did they have bubble Craps. I played penny poker videos and left after an hour and half, up $10. Next stop was the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino about 20 miles north of Santa Fe on 84. Beautiful hotel, great location. We walked through the casino and I noticed that there were a few people at the Craps table. I thought I would stop there after dinner and try my luck. After dinner I made my way to the table, noticed it was $5 minimum and bought in for $100. It was then I noticed the other players were in the process of cashing out. The next thing I knew I was all alone and the stickman presented me with the dice. I am not a DI or, for that matter, a very good dice thrower. I try to focus on keeping the dice in the Casino, let alone on the table. I consider a good throw is when someone doesn’t lose an eye. Needless to say, I walked away about a half hour later down $50. Next day we left early for CO. We planned to spend 3 full days then return to Santa Fe. As it turned out, my sister-in-law had a doctor appointment and we found ourselves with time on our hands for half a day. We decided to visit Central City and Black Hawk, 2 historic mining towns which also allowed gambling. Just about every building in these 2 towns were some kind of casino. We stayed in Black Hawk which had several newer Casino hotels. Couldn’t find any bubble craps and most live tables were at least $5 minimum. I was about to give up when I discovered a $3 live craps table in the Monarch. I stepped up to the rail and noticed that there were several bets in place and the next roll would be a come-out. I bought in for $60 and made a $3 pass bet. The dice were returned to the guy immediately to my left and I could tell he was a DI by the way he held the dice. For the next hour and half, him and his buddy threw mostly hard 6’s and 8’s, with a few of the other numbers in between. I played my usual game, a conservative Full Monte. Twice I pressed the 6 and 8 3 times. At one time, I had all the hard-ways covered and won several. I was filling both front and back aisles on my chip rack. I colored up after about an hour for $240. Unfortunately, on our return trip I didn’t do as well. Visited 2 other casinos near the Hilton, neither of which had Craps in any form. Played again at the Hilton and lost about $80. Stopped at the Sandia, but the tables were $10 minimum, too rich for my bank-roll. Good news, I hit a $50 payout for 5-of-a-kind on a Joker Poker penny machine. Stopped at the Route 66 Casino, just west of Albuquerque. Played at a $5 table and lost another $80. Started out winning; however they were training in a new dealer who was having trouble figuring the pays on some of the Place and Buy bets. It was getting frustrating so I gave up. On my way to the Men’s room I passed an Aruze bubble Craps machine. I shook my fist at the Gods of Craps as I passed it by.