Cripple Creek casinos pay 'prop' players to keep poker games going, increase revenue

Proposition player Dane Rhodes, center, poses for a portrait, with casino staff Angie Hardesty, left, and Mary Baznik, at the Wildwood Casino, Thursday, July 18, 2013.  Rhodes works 40 hrs per week at the Gold Creek Poker Room and 8 hrs on Friday at the Wildwood Casino. Photo by Junfu Han. The Gazette.
Proposition player Dane Rhodes, center, poses for a portrait, with casino staff Angie Hardesty, left, and Mary Baznik, at the Wildwood Casino, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Rhodes works 40 hrs per week at the Gold Creek Poker Room and 8 hrs on Friday at the Wildwood Casino. Photo by Junfu Han. The Gazette.
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