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.

Here’s What You Can Expect At Colorado Casinos When They Reopen Next Week

June 9, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

This week saw the announcement that Colorado casinos in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, and Central City would finally be open for business after nearly 3 months out of commission under Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home order. The order remains in place for now, but some Colorado businesses are being allowed to reopen in phases and with […]

Colorado Sports Betting Gross Revenue Tops $25 Million In First Month

June 4, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The State of Colorado legalized sports betting on May 1, and has raked in a respectable $25.5 million in gross, unaudited revenue for the market’s first month in business, according to Colorado gaming officials. A full report will be released in the days to come, but the numbers at a glance are promising for the […]

Survey: Colorado Gamblers Eager to Get Back to Casinos, But Most Want Safety Measures In Place

May 27, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Last week we set out to gauge readers’ feelings about the slow road to Colorado casinos reopening after state-mandated closure orders from mid-March begin to wind down. More than 130 likely casino-goers voiced their opinions in our survey, giving us a general snapshot of the gambling community’s sentiment. The closing of Colorado casinos over coronavirus-related […]

Even After Colorado Casinos Reopen, Officials Worry Recovery Could Take Years

May 21, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado casino town officials speaking at Thursday’s public meeting of the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission shed some light on the impact state-mandated casino closures have had on their communities, with some expressing worry about the long-term economic impacts even after they’re allowed to reopen. Cripple Creek ‘Turned Into A Ghost Town’ “The closing of […]

IGT Bringing its Sports Betting Platform to Colorado Through Local Partnerships

May 19, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a partnership with two Colorado casinos to launch its sports betting platform, PlaySports, to power retail and mobile sports betting in the state. “Colorado is shaping up to be one of the most compelling sports betting markets in the U.S., and a region where IGT is clearly demonstrating the […]

bet365 Finalizes Agreement with Century Casinos for Online Colorado Sportsbook

May 19, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

bet365, the world’s largest online sports betting company, has finalized a partnership with Century Casinos, Inc. to bring its online sportsbook to Colorado. The pact marks the second such deal for Century Casinos in the state. Century Casinos owns two casino properties in Colorado bearing the same name, Century Casino & Hotel, in Cripple Creek […]

DraftKings Posts First Earnings Report Since Colorado Sports Betting Launch

May 15, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

DraftKings reported solid revenue growth in its Q1 2020 earnings report Friday, seeing revenue shoot up by 30% in its first quarterly report since CO sports betting went live in the state on May 1. The Boston-headquartered company noted its expansion of new offerings for sports bettors in light of major sports leagues on hold, […]