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When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2022
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Fact Checked By: Josh Collacchi

Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters. The new sports betting law went into effect May 2020 and the amount of operators are growing by the day.

Sports betting is allowed at approved casinos, as well as online sportsbooks who already have partnerships and licenses. Given that more than 50 operators have applied for sports betting licenses, more are likely to be approved. Colorado will likely keep handing out licenses until May and beyond, and we'll try to update these lists as much as possible.

Colorado has two types of licenses to offer. The first is for brick-and-mortar casinos to offer retail and online sports betting throughout the state. The second is for online-only sportsbooks, though they still have to partner with a land-based casino before offering action.

Of note, proposition betting on college games will be restricted. That means you can't bet on specific stats like the number of touchdowns for a quarterback or the amount of points for a basketball player.

Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting are also allowed in Colorado. Daily Fantasy Sports were legalized in 2016 and they restrict anyone under the age of 18 from participating, which is different from sports betting and the age limit of 21.

Online Sportsbooks

BetAmerica

Through Churchill Downs Incorporated and utilizing a betting license with Full House Resorts, BetAmerica will open a retail sportsbook at Bronco Billy's Casino (Cripple Creek) in addition to having online sports wagering throughout the state.

Circa Sports

Circa Sports, a Las Vegas-based sports betting company, entered a partnership with Century Casinos, which will allow them to have a retail sportsbook as well as state-wide mobile sports betting.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Partnered with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, DraftKings is set to offer mobile betting immediately, while a retail location at Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk is also in the works.

FanDuel Sportsbook

Also partnered with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, FanDuel can offer online sports betting in Colorado, though they don't have plans for a retail sportsbook. Because Twin River has three Colorado casinos to its name, it can launch up to three mobile betting sites.

ISI Race & Sports

The Nevada-based sports-betting company, ISI Race & Sports, partnered with Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek. Given that this is one of the newer partnerships, details have yet to emerge of what the sportsbook will be titled.

PointsBet

PointsBet is one of the few Colorado online sportsbooks that is also expected to offer in-person betting May 1. Through a partnership with Desert Eagle Casino in Cripple Creek, PointsBet will offer online sports betting and in-person betting at the Casino.

SuperBook

SuperBook struck a deal April 2020 to run the sportsbook at Lodge Casino in BlackHawk. This is just the second sportsbook for SuperBook, who run things at Westgate in Las Vegas. 

theScore bet

Partnered with Jacobs Entertainment, parent company of Lodge Casino and Gilpin Casino, theScore is set to offer mobile sports betting in Colorado. theScore was granted a temporary license for internet sports betting in Colorado in March 2020 and should be full go once sports betting is legal in the state.

Physical Sportsbooks

Bull Durham Casino, Black Hawk

Bull Durham Casino received its license in late March and has yet to announce a partner for its new sportsbook.

Dostal Alley Casino, Central City

Dostal Alley, which is composed of a casino, microbrewery and restaurant in Central City, has yet to release a partner for its upcoming sportsbook.

Double Eagle Casino

PointsBet will operate the sportsbook at Double Eagle Casino in Cripple Creek when sports betting opens up in the state.

Johnny Nolon's Casino, Cripple Creek

Johnny Nolon's Casino has yet to partner with a sportsbook.

Lodge Casino, Black Hawk

The sportsbook at Lodge Casino will be under the SuperBook brand (deal signed April 2020), who operate one of the larger sportsbooks in Las Vegas at Westgate.

Monarch Casino, Black Hawk

Monarch received a master license for sports betting and is expected to open a sportsbook but has yet to announce a partner.

Red Dolly Casino, Black Hawk

Red Dolly Casino received one of the newer licenses and has yet to announce a partner for its sportsbook.

Saratoga Casino, Black Hawk

Betfred, a bookmaker based in the UK, partnered with Saratoga Casino with plans for a full sportsbook in addition to online sports betting services throughout the state.

Tripple Crown Casinos, Cripple Creek

Triple Crown, which owns The Brass Ass Casino, Midnight Rose Casino and McGill's Casino, received a license to operate three sportsbooks, one at each location. Located in Cripple Creek, a partner has yet to be confirmed for the casinos.

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