Colorado Casino News

Colorado Sports Betting Hits $1.185 Billion In Handle For 2020

February 9, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

A year of steady growth for Colorado’s sports betting industry ended with another monthly benchmark achieved in December. Sportsbooks in the Centennial State took $284.5 million in bets in December, the best month yet for the Colorado market. The December handle marks a 23% increase month-to-month against November. Since launching in May 2020, Colorado’s sports […]

Lottery.com Launches Colorado App

January 15, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Add Colorado to the list of US states offering online lottery purchases. Lottery.com launched a Colorado app Thursday, bringing full-service mobile lottery to the Centennial State for the first time. The Lottery.com app functions as an information platform for all US lotteries and facilitates online lottery play in eligible states. Colorado becomes the latest US […]

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 […]

Colorado Sportsbooks Set New Betting Handle High In November

December 22, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The growth trend for Colorado’s legal sports betting industry continues to move upward. Sportsbooks in the Centennial State brought in more than $231.2 million in wagers in November, the best month yet since sports betting debuted in the state in May. Colorado sports betting revenue figures released by the Colorado Division of Gaming Tuesday showed […]

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, […]

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 […]