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                                JEFFREY P. JACOBS


     EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, effective February 22, 2002 ("Effective
Date"), by and between Gameco, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and
Jeffrey P. Jacobs (the "Executive").

     WHEREAS, the Company desires to employ the Executive and the Executive
desires to be so employed by the Company from and after the date of this
Agreement, it being specifically acknowledged by each party hereto that upon
execution and delivery of this Agreement the employment agreement dated January
1, 2000, between the Executive and Black Hawk Gaming & Development Company, Inc.
(a subsidiary of the Company) shall be terminated and superseded by this

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein,
the parties agree as follows:

                                   ARTICLE I
                         EMPLOYMENT DUTIES AND BENEFITS

     SECTION 1.1 EMPLOYMENT. The Company hereby employs the Executive as Chief
Executive Officer, President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of
the Company. The Executive accepts such employment and agrees to perform the
duties and responsibilities assigned to him under this Agreement.

     SECTION 1.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. During the period of employment,
the Executive agrees to serve the Company as Chief Executive Officer, President,
Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of the Company and in such other
offices and directorships of the Company and of its subsidiaries and related
companies (collectively, "Affiliates") to which he may be elected or appointed,
and to perform the duties commensurate with such positions and such other
reasonable and appropriate duties as may be requested of him by the board of
directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors") and of the Affiliates, as
applicable, in accordance with this Agreement and in compliance with all
applicable laws and regulations. Excluding periods of vacation and sick leave to
which the Executive is entitled, the Executive shall devote such time, energy,
and skill to the business and affairs of the Company and its Affiliates and to
the promotion of their interests as is necessary to perform the duties required
of him by this Agreement.

     SECTION 1.3 WORKING FACILITIES. The Executive shall be furnished with
facilities and services suitable to his position and adequate for the
performance of his duties under this Agreement.


     SECTION 1.4 VACATIONS. The Executive shall be entitled each year during the
Term, as defined below, to a vacation with full salary and benefits, for the
number of weeks established by the Board of Directors.

     SECTION 1.5 EXPENSES. The Executive is authorized to incur reasonable
expenses for promoting the business of the Company, including expenses for
entertainment, travel and similar items. The Company will promptly reimburse the
Executive for all such expenses upon the presentation by the Executive, from
time to time, of an itemized account of such expenditures.

     Section 1.6 BENEFIT PLANS. From the effective date of this Agreement, the
Executive shall be entitled to participate in benefit plans provided to
employees of the Company. Such participation shall be based upon the policies
established by the Board of Directors.

                                   ARTICLE II

     SECTION 2.1 BASE SALARY. During the Term, the Company shall pay to the
Executive a base salary at the rate of $500,000 per year.

entitled to an annual bonus for each year ended December 31 during the Term of
up to 33% of the Executive's base salary. The amount of the percentage within
that limit shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors
and shall be based on written objectives defined by the Board of Directors.

                                   ARTICLE III

     SECTION 3.1 TERM. This Agreement shall be for a period of three years
commencing on February 22, 2002; subject, however, to termination during such
period as provided in this Article (the "Term").

terminate the Executive's employment, at any time, for cause upon ten days'
written notice and opportunity for the Executive to remedy any non-compliance
with the terms of this Agreement (if such non-compliance can be remedied).
Grounds for termination "for cause" shall be any of the following: (i)
intentional and material breach of his duty of loyalty or care to the Company,
(ii) gross negligence or willful misconduct in performance of his duties during
the course of his employment, (iii) persistent failure to abide by the corporate
policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors; (iv) persistent
failure to execute the reasonable and lawful instructions of the Board of
Directors relating to the operation of the Company's business, and (v)
conviction of any felony or loss of the Executive's necessary gaming licenses or
other regulatory approval. Upon the date of termination of the Executive's
employment pursuant to this Section 3.2, the Company's obligation to pay any
compensation (including bonuses) shall terminate, at which time the Company
shall be responsible for compensating the Executive for any unpaid salary and
vacation time not taken. Subject to this exception and the obligation of the
Company to compensate the Executive through the notice period, no other



compensation shall be payable to the Executive should this Agreement be
terminated pursuant to this Section 3.2.

Executive's employment is terminated or ceased without cause, all compensation
shall cease, but the Company shall be obligated to compensate the Executive with
a lump sum severance payment equal to the present value of his salary otherwise
payable during the remaining Term of this Agreement. In the event the
Executive's employment is terminated pursuant to this Section 3.3, the Executive
shall be entitled to participate in the bonus payable pursuant to Section 2.2,
with respect to the year in which his employment is terminated, prorated for the
year based on the number of full months employed during such year compared to
12. In addition, the covenant in Section 4.1(b) below shall be automatically
terminated on the effective date of any termination of Executive's employment
without cause.

other provision relating to termination, this Agreement shall terminate upon the
Executive's death. In such event, all earned and unpaid compensation,
compensation for vacation time not taken by the Executive and all expense
reimbursements due to the Executive shall be paid to the Executive's estate. In
the event the Executive's employment is terminated pursuant to this Section 3.4,
the Executive's estate also shall be entitled to a death benefit equal to six
months' salary and to participate in the bonus payable pursuant to Section 2.2
with respect to the year in which his employment is terminated, prorated for the
year based on the number of full months worked during such year compared to 12.

     SECTION 3.5 TERMINATION UPON SALE. (a) If during the Term, the Company:

                (i)    is merged into another company;

                (ii)   sells all or substantially all of its assets to another
          company or person;

                (iii)  experiences a change in ownership of 50% or more of its
          common stock; or

                (iv)   issues shares in excess of 50% of its then outstanding
          stock to another company or person

     and the Executive is not offered, by the acquiring company or person, an
     employment position, or not offered an employment position satisfactory to
     him (in his sole discretion), he shall be deemed Terminated Without Cause
     and shall be entitled to a severance payment in an amount equal to one
     year's Base Salary, which shall be in addition to amounts payable to the
     Executive under Section 3.3 above.

          (b) The foregoing subsection 3.5(a) shall not apply if the Executive
is an equity participant in any of the transactions described in subsection
3.5(a)(i)-(iv) above.



                                   ARTICLE IV


          (a)   The Executive realizes that during the course of his employment,
     the Executive will have produced and/or have access to confidential plans,
     information, business opportunity records, notebooks, data, specifications,
     trade secrets, customer lists and account lists of the Company and its
     affiliates ("Confidential Information"). Therefore, during and subsequent
     to his employment by the Company, or by an affiliate, the Executive agrees
     to hold in confidence and not to directly or indirectly disclose or use or
     copy or make lists of any such Confidential Information, except on behalf
     of the Company or to the extent authorized by the Company in writing. All
     records, files, business plans, documents, equipment and the like, or
     copies thereof, relating to Company's business, or the business of any
     Affiliate, which the Executive shall prepare, or use, or come into contact
     with, shall remain the sole property of the Company, or of any Affiliate,
     and shall not be removed from the Company's or the Affiliate's premises
     without its written consent, and shall be promptly returned to the Company
     upon termination or resignation of employment with the Company or

          (b)   Because of his employment by the Company, the Executive will
     have access to trade secrets and confidential information about the
     Company, its business plans, its business accounts, its business
     opportunities, its expansion plans into other geographic areas and its
     methods of doing business. The Executive agrees that for the Term of this
     Agreement and an additional period of one year he will not take any actions
     which are calculated to persuade any employee, vendor or supplier of the
     Company to terminate or modify in any adverse manner their association with
     the Company.

          (c)   In the event a court of competent jurisdiction finds any
     provision of this Section 4.1 to be so overbroad as to be unenforceable,
     then such provision shall be reduced in scope by the court, to the extent
     deemed necessary by the court to render the provision reasonable and
     enforceable. The Executive acknowledges and agrees that any breach of this
     Agreement by the Executive would cause immediate irreparable harm to the
     Company. The Executive agrees that should he violate any of the terms and
     conditions of this Article IV, the Company, in its sole discretion, shall
     be entitled to seek and obtain immediate injunctive relief and enjoin
     further and future violations of this Article IV.

                                   ARTICLE V
                             DISABILITY AND ILLNESS


          (a) Definition of Total Disability. For purposes of this Agreement,
     the terms "totally disabled" and "total disability" shall mean disability
     as defined in any total disability insurance policy or policies, if any, in
     effect with respect to the Executive. If



     no insurance policy is in effect, "total disability" shall mean a medically
     determinable physical or mental condition which, in the opinion of two
     physicians chosen by the mutual consent of the parties, renders the
     Executive unable to perform substantially all of the duties required
     pursuant to this Agreement. Total disability shall be deemed to have
     occurred on the date of the disabling injury or onset of the disabling
     illness, as determined by the two independent physicians. In the event that
     the two independent physicians are unable to agree as to the date of the
     disabling injury or onset of the disabling illness, such date shall be
     deemed to be the later of the two dates determined by the physicians chosen
     pursuant to this Section 5.1(a).

          (b) Salary Continuation. If the Executive becomes totally disabled
     during the term of this Agreement, his full salary shall be continued for
     90 days from the date of the disabling injury or onset of the disabling
     illness as determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.1(a)
     above, and thereafter the Executive's employment may be terminated in
     accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3.

     SECTION 5.2 ILLNESS. If the Executive is unable to perform the services
required under this Agreement by reason of illness or physical injury not
amounting to total disability, also as determined in this Article, the
compensation otherwise payable to the Executive under this Agreement shall be
continued for a period of six months and he shall be entitled to participate in
the bonus payable in Section 2.2 with respect to the year in which the illness
occurred, prorated for the year based on the number of months worked during such
year compared to 12, after which the Executive's employment may be terminated
and the Company shall have no further obligation to the Executive.

                                   ARTICLE VI
                                 GENERAL MATTERS

     SECTION 6.1 GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of
the State of Colorado and shall be construed in accordance therewith.

     SECTION 6.2 NO WAIVER. No provision of this Agreement may be waived except
by an agreement in writing signed by the waiving party. A waiver of any term or
provision shall not be construed as a waiver of any other term or provision.

     SECTION 6.3 AMENDMENT. This Agreement may be amended, altered or revoked at
any time, in whole or in part, by filing with this Agreement a written
instrument setting forth such changes, signed by each of the parties.

     SECTION 6.4 BENEFIT. This Agreement shall be binding upon the Executive and
the Company, and shall not be assignable by either party without the other
party's written consent.

     SECTION 6.5 SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement is declared by
any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid for any reason, such
invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions. On the contrary, such
remaining provisions shall be fully severable, and this Agreement shall be
construed and enforced as if such invalid provisions had not been included in
the Agreement.



     SECTION 6.6 EFFECTIVE DATE. The effective date of this Agreement shall be
February 22, 2002.

     SECTION 6.7 ARBITRATION. The Company and the Executive expressly agree that
except for matters arising under Article IV of this Agreement all disputes
arising out of this Agreement shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance
with the following provisions. Either party must demand in writing such
arbitration within ten days after the controversy arises by sending a notice to
arbitrate to both the other party and to the American Arbitration Association
(hereinafter referred to as "AAA"). The controversy shall then be arbitrated
pursuant to the rules promulgated by the AAA at the AAA's offices located in
Denver, Colorado. The parties will select by mutual agreement the arbitrator or
arbitrators (hereinafter collectively referred to as "arbitrator") to hear and
resolve the controversy. The arbitrator shall be governed by the express terms
of this Agreement and the laws of the State of Colorado. The arbitrator's
decision shall be final and binding on the parties and shall bar any suit,
action, or proceeding instituted in any federal, state, or local court or
administrative tribunal. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the
arbitrator's judgment may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
These arbitration provisions shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

                                GAMECO, INC.

                                By: /s/ Jeffrey P. Jacobs
                                  Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer


                                     /s/ Jeffrey P. Jacobs
                                     Jeffrey P. Jacobs