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.

Colorado Sportsbooks Welcome Bets on the Rockies and MLB Opening Night

July 22, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

After months of dealing with contentious labor strife and the coronavirus threat, Major League Baseball will open their shortened 2020 season on Thursday night. On opening night, some of the best teams in baseball highlight the sport’s return. The New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers, all World Series contenders, play on Thursday […]

Colorado Sportsbook Lines for This Weekend’s PGA Tour Memorial Tournament

July 14, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

The restarted 2020 PGA Tour season’s biggest tournament happens this weekend as the Memorial takes place at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The tournament usually brings out the best golfers in the world, and despite the threat of Covid-19, this year’s edition has drawn the most talented field thus far in a PGA event. Golfers […]

Colorado Sportsbooks Set NFL Week 1 Lines

July 1, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

The 2020 NFL season hopes to begin at Kansas City on September 10 as the Chiefs host the Houston Texans. Opening night usually brings the fanfare of celebrating a new season by toasting the returning Super Bowl champs. But with the assurance that coronavirus will still be around in September, football fans have to wonder […]

Colorado Sportsbooks Set 2020 MLB Futures Lines

June 24, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Much to the delight of Colorado sportsbooks, commissioner Rob Manfred finally set the schedule for the shortened 2020 MLB season. It will be a dash to the finish line as MLB teams plan to play 60 games over 66 days. The league hopes to see players in spring training-like camp by July 1 in the […]

NFL’s Plan to Return Boosts Colorado Sportsbooks

June 12, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

The NFL continues to plan to open their season in early September, much to the delight of Colorado sportsbooks. With the state’s casinos preparing for next week’s reopening, bettors will have an opportunity to place NFL futures bets. But before teams can suit up in September, the NFL needed to decide how franchises can safely […]

Colorado Sportsbook Odds for Premier League Soccer’s Return

June 10, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

English Premier League soccer has set its eagerly anticipated return for June 17. Most teams have nine matches left, with a handful of clubs needing ten contests to wrap up their season. Colorado sportsbooks such as DraftKings, Fox Bet, Bet Rivers, and BetMGM have set their lines for several EPL futures bets. Liverpool stands atop […]

Colorado Sportsbook Odds For NBA Playoffs

June 5, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

By a 29-1 vote, the NBA’s board of governors approved the plan to finish the 2019-20 season. The National Basketball Players Association expects to give their blessing on the league’s proposal sometime on Friday afternoon. The plan calls for 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams to first play a shortened eight-game conclusion […]

Smarkets Announces Colorado Launch Of Mobile Sports Betting App SBK

June 5, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Smarkets announced their entrance into the Colorado sports betting market on Thursday, June 4 with the release of a mobile app in partnership with Full House Resorts, owners of Bronco Billy’s Casino in Cripple Creek. Colorado SBK Sportsbook is the seventh licensed app the state has approved since launching sports betting on May 1. “Ten […]

NBA Planning 22-Team July Season Restart In Orlando

June 3, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

The NBA’s board of governors expect to approve a return to basketball for 22 teams on Thursday, June 4. The plan calls for teams to play the remainder of their regular season at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, home of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the annual NBA Jr. World Championship. […]