About the Author

Derek Worlow

Derek Worlow is a freelance writer that has covered the expansion of legal sports betting in America for several well-known industry websites. During his writing career, he has written profiles on dozens of athletes and contributed work on the collision of sports and politics. Derek has also published two acclaimed biographies about Texas quarterbacks; Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III.

Why Colorado Sports Betting Passed While New York’s Attempts Have Failed

June 2, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Although Colorado sportsbooks first opened in the midst of COVID-19, the state’s legalization of sports betting is quite the achievement. When you compare the problems that other states, like New York are experiencing, Colorado’s relatively smooth legalization process is one to mimic for states looking to adopt sports betting. New York continues to debate the […]

Professional Sports Leagues Plot Their Return to the Playing Field

May 21, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

While the country continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, professional sports leagues are looking for a safe path to resume their seasons. The country’s top six sports leagues have announced plans that span from tentative to concrete with caveats that could alter dramatically if the country deals with a surge in […]

How the MLB & NBA Could Ignite the Colorado Sports Betting Market

May 18, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

As Colorado opened the doors to legal sports betting earlier this month, bettors were greeted with only a few events to wager on, but recent reports suggest that Major League Baseball and the NBA are drawing a roadmap for their eventual return. With NASCAR having announced a four race event beginning on May 17, Colorado […]

Colorado Sports Betting Market Could Exceed $2 Billion Annually

May 14, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Before Colorado sportsbooks accepted their first bet on May 1, wagering experts suggested the state’s betting market could take in more than $2 billion in annual handle. The eye-popping figure would bring in more than $1 million in taxes monthly to a state government looking for revenue sources in the current financial downturn caused by […]

Economists: Suspension of Sports Will Cost $12B; Colorado to Feel Impact

May 7, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Economists have taken an early look at how the loss of sports during the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the national economy and they’ve set the cost at around $12 billion in total revenue.  While the $12 billion figure just considers the expected loss since the coronavirus exploded across the globe, the fallout of the pandemic […]

How European Soccer Could Boost Opening Months of Colorado Sports Betting

May 1, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

With the arrival of legal sports betting in Colorado, bettors are looking for legitimate sporting events to wager on and the possible return of popular overseas soccer leagues could undoubtedly fill that void until the MLB and NBA finalize their restart plans. Established professional soccer leagues in Italy, England, and Germany could be among the […]