About the Author

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a freelance writer tucked into the foothills in Colorado Springs. He works as a content writer, a professional resume writer, and authors search engine optimized professional articles in multiple industries.

Why Most Homegrown Colorado Sportsbooks Don’t Offer Bonuses

January 4, 2021 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Prolific bettors may have noticed something striking about Colorado sportsbooks. While most of them offer welcome bonuses, there are a few holdouts. BetMonarch and Sky Ute Sportsbook don’t offer bonuses. Despite refraining from offering bonuses, BetMonarch and Sky Ute Sportsbook seem to be carving out their own corners of the sportsbook market. However, Bet Wildwood […]

Black Hawk Casinos: What Unlimited Bets And New Games Mean For Colorado Bettors

December 4, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Voters made many consequential decisions during the 2020 election. While the presidential election took the spotlight, Colorado gaming underwent an earth-shattering transformation. Colorado voters passed Amendment 77. With 60.5% of the vote, Colorado allowed Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek to vote to: Increase betting limits Add new casino games But on December 1, […]

Why Wagering With Licensed Colorado Sportsbooks Is The Only Safe Bet

November 30, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Licensed sportsbooks are more than a way for the state to make money off sports betting. Sportsbook licensing also keeps bettors safe from predatory practices that plague other parts of the industry. At their worst, illegal sportsbooks can be part of international criminal organizations that fix games and abuse their patrons. The least insidious illegal […]

How Another Colorado Casino Shutdown Could Affect Sportsbooks

November 25, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

March 2020 may seem like a distant memory. But it’s easy to remember the calls to flatten the curve, social distance, and remain home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It was a costly decision. The Colorado Business Economic Outlook went from projecting 40,100 new jobs to Colorado losing 128,500 jobs. However, the curve […]

Dan Hartman On Colorado’s Sports Betting Tax Revenue

November 24, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Colorado sports betting has made almost $900,000 for the State. Once October’s numbers come in–probably a week after this is published–we’ll see how close we got to $1 million. We interviewed Don Hartman, head of the Colorado Gaming Division about the sports betting tax revenue numbers. In 2019, the Colorado Blue Book estimated that we […]

Feast on Thanksgiving Lines at Colorado Sportsbooks

November 20, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

As fun as carving the turkey with your least favorite in-laws is, scrolling through Colorado sportsbook lines on your favorite app may be even more enticing. However, there are only a few major sports available. NHL and MLB seasons are over. College football’s last game with sportsbook lines is the Saturday before Thanksgiving–and before the in-laws […]

A Closer Look at the Fine Print in Colorado Sportsbook Promos

November 12, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be excited about the prospect of free money. Many Colorado sportsbook ads on billboards, TV commercials, and social media feeds offer big money upfront. However, bettors shouldn’t take these offers at face value. The terms governing those offers are critical to understanding how bettors can take advantage of enticing […]

Amendment 77 Passes in Colorado, Here’s What Comes Next

November 4, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

The 2020 race was full of contentious issues–not the least of which was the presidential election. But Colorado’s electoral college votes and congressional races aren’t the only things voters decided last night. Colorado’s ballot initiatives offer a glimpse into the state’s future. One of the most important for Colorado’s casinos was Amendment 77. Amendment 77 […]

Opinion: Examining The Centennial Institute’s Opposition to Amendment 77

October 22, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Amendment 77 has been endorsed by large gaming companies and a PAC called Local Choice Colorado. A few editorial boards have voiced opposition, however only one local group has officially come out against Amendment 77. The Centennial Institute is a conservative think tank founded at Colorado Christian University. Their voter guide recommends voting against Amendment […]