Colorado Casino News

Colorado Sports Betting Handle Up Slightly in October, Tax Revenue Nearly Doubles

November 30, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado sports betting handle for October notched a negligible increase over September’s haul, but the monthly tax revenue for the month was the highest ever reported in the state’s sixth reported month of legal sports betting. The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Gaming released the sports betting handle numbers for October on Monday, Nov. […]

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 […]

IGT And Maverick Gaming Team Up To Offer Sports Betting In Colorado

November 23, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

IGT is bringing its PlaySports platform to Colorado in partnership with Maverick Gaming. IGT systems will power retail sports betting at Maverick Gaming’s three Colorado casinos. Online sports betting is on the docket, too; Play Maverick Sports will give Coloradans yet another option for online sports betting in the state, adding to an already-plentiful variety […]

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 […]

PointsBet Is Live In Colorado; Here’s How You Can Sign Up

November 17, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

It’s official: Australia-based PointsBet is live with sports betting in Colorado. Hot on the heels of a few EGR North America Awards, the company has made its long-anticipated debut in The Centennial State.  PointsBet In Colorado PointsBet may have just launched in Colorado, but the company has been putting roots down in the states for […]

Black Hawk, Central City Casino Table Games to Close Due to Covid Case Spike

November 16, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Casinos in Gilpin County, which includes the mountain resort towns of Black Hawk and Central City, have been ordered to stop offering table games after a surge in COVID-19 cases put the county into the more restrictive “Yellow” level of incidence rates. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) issued a notice to […]

Colorado Sportsbook Odds for NFL Week 10: Broncos vs. Raiders

November 12, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

After starting the season 0-3, the Denver Broncos have improved, winning three of their last five games. With whispers of a possible 16-team playoff, Sunday’s showdown with their division rival, the Las Vegas Raiders, could mark the final shot the Broncos have at turning their season around. The Raiders are holding as 4.5-point favorites across […]

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 […]