Colorado Gaming Regulators Holding Special Meeting April 2

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 2 to discuss more than two dozen license applications relating to sports betting services in the state.

The Commission’s offices are closed until at least April 18 because of the coronavirus, so the meeting will be held via video conference. It will chiefly focus on discussion around a number of sports betting and vendor license applications.

The meeting comes less than a month before sports betting in Colorado becomes legal on May 1. Voters narrowly passed Proposition DD in November, which is bringing online and in-person sportsbooks to the state for the first time. Gambling has been legal in Colorado since 1991, when voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution allowing it.

What The Meeting Is About?

The meeting will begin with a short review of confidential reports from the Division of Gaming. After that, the public session will reconvene and the commission will consider the sports betting licensing actions. 

After discussing all of the potential applicants and their various licensing requests, the meeting will allow the public to address the commission with any questions or issues.

Who Is Up For Licensing?

The commission will address a number of licensing applications.

Multiple casinos in Colorado’s gambling centers are seeking first master licensing, which allows “casinos to open physical sportsbooks onsite and to contract with companies to operate digital sportsbooks via web-based or mobile apps.” Several others have filed first minor vendor licensing applications, which “enable the companies to provide ancillary services such as marketing, operational solutions and technology for sports betting operators.”

In all, more than 30 licenses will be considered during the meeting. The following is a list of the companies whose license applications will be up for discussion or decided on at the meeting:

First Master licensing:

  • WMCK Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Century Casino Cripple Creek
  • Century Casinos Cripple Creek, Inc. d/b/a Century Casinos
  • CC Tollgate LLC d/b/a Century Casino
  • G Investments, LLC d/b/a Colorado Grande Hotel and Casino
  • Minter Holdings. LLC d/b/a Johnny Nolon’s Casino
  • The Lodge Casino, LLC d/b/a The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk
  • The Gilpin Casino, LLC a/b/a The Gilpin Hotel Casino
  • Gemini Gaming, Inc. d/b/a Bull Durham Saloon & Casino
  • Red Dolly, Inc. d/b/a Red Dolly Casino, Inc.

First Manufacturer/Distributor licensing:

  • WMCK Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Century Casino Cripple Creek

Temporary Sports Betting Operator licensing:

  • Roar Digital, LLC
  • American Wagering, Inc. d/b/a William Hill Sports Book (Isle of Capri)
  • American Wagering, Inc. d/b/a William Hill Sports Book (Lady Luck)

Temporary Sports Betting Internet Operator licensing of:

  • Roar Digital, LLC
  • American Wagering, Inc. d/b/a William Hill Sports Book
  • Rush Street Interactive Colorado, LLC
  • Smarkets USA OP CO.
  • Penn Sports Interactive, LLC
  • Circa Sports Colorado LLC d/b/a Circa Sports Colorado

Temporary Vendor Major licensing:

  • Sportsradar Solutions LLC

First Vendor Major licensing:

  • IGT

First Vendor Minor licensing:

  • PXP Financial Inc.
  • Computacenter Fusionstorm Inc.
  • Flexential Colorado Corp.
  • Online Ventures Strategies, LLC
  • United Tote Company
  • Awesemo.com LLC
  • Intercheck Technologies, LLC
  • Geocomply Solutions Inc.
  • Sightline Payments, LLC d/b/a Sightline Payments
  • Worldpay Gaming Solutions, LLC

How To Watch The Meeting

For those interested in watching the meeting, which begins at 9:15 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, April 2, the link can be found here. Once you access the page, simply scroll down a little until you find the “Timely Topics” heading on the right side of your screen. The first bulletin under “Timely Topics” will provide a direct link to the meeting.

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