About the Author

Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is Managing Editor of Colorado Sharp. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss and Huffington Post. Chris lives just outside of Denver and enjoys regular trips to Black Hawk. He bets the hard ways and always splits 8s.

Teller County Asks to Reopen Table Games at Cripple Creek Casinos

September 14, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Gilpin County casinos, including those in Black Hawk and Central City, reopened table games last week for the first time since the pandemic forced casinos to close in mid-March. Now, officials in Teller County, home of Cripple Creek‘s casinos, are seeking a variance from the state to do the same. Teller County’s Delicate Balance When […]

Gilpin County Casinos Reopen Table Games And Poker, With Some Changes

September 11, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Black Hawk and Central City casino gamblers are once again free to hit, stand, or double down as table games in the county have been given the green light to open. They just might not be allowed to touch the cards. During the quarantine order, casinos in Gilpin County were ordered closed for three full […]

William Hill Sportsbook App Launches in Colorado

September 9, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The latest online sportsbook to join the Colorado sports betting fray is William Hill, whose app went live in the state on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The London-headquartered sports betting platform is one of the largest and most widely available in the U.S., and its arrival represents a major player jumping into Colorado’s nascent sports betting […]

Betfred Launches Colorado Sportsbook App

September 8, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Just in time for football season, Betfred USA Sports has launched its sportsbook app in Colorado, the independent bookmaker’s second U.S. launch. Colorado sports bettors can download the app right now on iOS or Android and start funding accounts and placing wagers, new sign-ups can receive up to a $500 risk-free bet to sweeten the […]

theScore Bet is Now Live in Colorado

September 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado sports bettors have a brand new online sportsbook option starting today. Toronto-based Score Media and Gaming Inc., parent company of theScore Bet, announced the launch on Wednesday, Sept. 2. It will become the twelfth sportsbook app available in Colorado. “The passionate sports fans of Colorado are going to love theScore Bet and we’re thrilled […]

Bronco Billy’s Opening Retail Sportsbook, Launching App ‘Soon’

August 21, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Bronco Billy’s casino in Cripple Creek is training its employees in preparation to open retail sports betting kiosks, which are set to open as soon as Sept. 1. It would become just the second retail sportsbook in Cripple Creek, the first being Woody’s at Wildwood, self-launched by the Wildwood Casino in July. Bronco Billy’s website […]

ELITE Sportsbook Launches in Colorado

August 14, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

ELITE Sportsbook has announced a partnership with Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk that will see the Riverside, Iowa sportsbook become the 11th to launch in Colorado. Elite Sportsbook Live Website Colorado sports bettors can create and fund an account right now and start placing bets through the ELITE Sportsbook homepage, with an app slated […]

Colorado Sportsbooks Took Over $38 Million in Wagers in June

July 28, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado sportsbooks took more than $38 million in wagers in June, a nearly 49% increase over its total for May, the first month of legalized sports betting in the state. Legal Colorado sportsbooks opened for the first time on May 1, 2020, at a time when U.S. professional sports leagues were canceling or postponing their […]

Isle Casino, Lady Luck Casino Open Sports Betting Kiosks

July 24, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Chalk up two more Colorado casinos that have launched their retail sports betting operations. The Isle Casino and its sister property the Lady Luck Casino will each open six self-service sports betting kiosks at noon on Friday, July 24. Both casinos are in the casino resort town of Black Hawk and are connected by a […]