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Acquisition of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek Nixed Due to COVID-19

May 22, 2020 | By: CSharp Staff

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to send shockwaves through Colorado’s gaming industry, and now it’s put the skids on the planned acquisition of a Colorado casino. Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. and American Gaming Group, LLC, the owner of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, jointly decided to walk away from their acquisition agreement […]

Even After Colorado Casinos Reopen, Officials Worry Recovery Could Take Years

May 21, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Colorado casino town officials speaking at Thursday’s public meeting of the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission shed some light on the impact state-mandated casino closures have had on their communities, with some expressing worry about the long-term economic impacts even after they’re allowed to reopen. Cripple Creek ‘Turned Into A Ghost Town’ “The closing of […]

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 […]

IGT Bringing its Sports Betting Platform to Colorado Through Local Partnerships

May 19, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a partnership with two Colorado casinos to launch its sports betting platform, PlaySports, to power retail and mobile sports betting in the state. “Colorado is shaping up to be one of the most compelling sports betting markets in the U.S., and a region where IGT is clearly demonstrating the […]

bet365 Finalizes Agreement with Century Casinos for Online Colorado Sportsbook

May 19, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

bet365, the world’s largest online sports betting company, has finalized a partnership with Century Casinos, Inc. to bring its online sportsbook to Colorado. The pact marks the second such deal for Century Casinos in the state. Century Casinos owns two casino properties in Colorado bearing the same name, Century Casino & Hotel, in Cripple Creek […]

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 […]

DraftKings Posts First Earnings Report Since Colorado Sports Betting Launch

May 15, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

DraftKings reported solid revenue growth in its Q1 2020 earnings report Friday, seeing revenue shoot up by 30% in its first quarterly report since CO sports betting went live in the state on May 1. The Boston-headquartered company noted its expansion of new offerings for sports bettors in light of major sports leagues on hold, […]