About the Author

Brian Carlton

Brian Carlton is an award-winning journalist who has covered casinos, the gaming and finance industries for more than a decade. His work has been published by the BBC and a variety of newspapers across the U.S.

Colorado Casinos Start Reopening Today, But Remain Closed in Two Counties

June 15, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Cripple Creek casinos are officially open, and Black Hawk is set to follow suit on June 17, but Colorado doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all plan to reopen casinos. Instead, state officials say approval comes on a case by case basis. Casinos, along with all other non-essential businesses in Colorado, shut down in March due to COVID-19. […]

Teller County Gets Approval to Reopen Cripple Creek Casinos

June 9, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

After nearly 3 months without dealing a single hand, Teller County can finally reopen casinos this week, with some restrictions. On Monday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told county officials what it will take to reopen the doors in Cripple Creek.  “Opening of the slot machines only is approved at this time,” […]

Who Pays? A Look at Colorado’s Sports Betting Tax

May 5, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

At midnight on May 1, the switch flipped and sports betting went live across Colorado. Some companies like DraftKings launched apps and others announced plans to do the same. But the new opportunities also bring questions for businesses and gamers alike, especially when it comes to taxes. Who exactly is taxed for sports betting and […]