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.

Colorado Sports Betting Handle Up Slightly in October, Tax Revenue Nearly Doubles

November 30, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado sports betting handle for October notched a negligible increase over September’s haul, but the monthly tax revenue for the month was the highest ever reported in the state’s sixth reported month of legal sports betting. The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Gaming released the sports betting handle numbers for October on Monday, Nov. […]

Black Hawk, Central City Casino Table Games to Close Due to Covid Case Spike

November 16, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Casinos in Gilpin County, which includes the mountain resort towns of Black Hawk and Central City, have been ordered to stop offering table games after a surge in COVID-19 cases put the county into the more restrictive “Yellow” level of incidence rates. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) issued a notice to […]

Barstool Sportsbook Launching Nov. 5 at Ameristar Black Hawk

October 26, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk is the biggest casino in all of Colorado, so its lack of a big-brand on-site sportsbook has been conspicuous. At least until today’s announcement on Twitter that Barstool Sportsbook would be opening for business at Ameristar Black Hawk on Nov. 5. Neither the launch nor the timing was really much […]

Colorado Sports Betting Handle Jumps 117% in August; 98.5% of Bets Placed Online

September 23, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Move over ping-pong, it’s basketball, baseball, and hockey’s time to shine. With all major U.S. sports leagues back in action, and retail sportsbooks popping up all over the state, Colorado sports betting had its best monthly handle yet for August, the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission reported on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The total amount wagered on […]

SportsBetting.com Launches in Colorado

September 18, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The appropriately named SportsBetting.com has launched its sportsbook in Colorado, the first U.S. market for the European sports betting and iGaming platform. Locally, SportsBetting.com and its parent company the Carousel Group is partnered with Johnny Nolon’s Casino in Cripple Creek. No app is available yet, but the website is fully up and running and taking […]

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 […]