Colorado Online Gambling

The latest on Colorado online gambling, sports betting, lottery, and more.

Legal online gambling is thriving in Colorado.

Residents can bet on sports online anywhere in the state, and Colorado Lottery ticket sales are brisk. And while online casinos still await legalization in the Centennial State, there’s an abundance of gambling action to be found at retail casinos in the mountain towns of Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City.

With multiple Colorado casinos also featuring sportsbooks, there is plenty of competition between the apps. A little rivalry is great for sports bettors, who are able to take advantage of competing promo bonuses and odds.

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LEGALIZATION DATE
November 5, 2019

MARKET LAUNCH DATE
Online: May 1, 2020
Retail: June 17, 2020

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, tribal casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Prop betting on all collegiate events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

BETTING ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
Customers of online sportsbooks are not required to register or fund their accounts in person

TAX RATE
10% on sports betting revenue

TAX REVENUE ALLOCATION
Administration and enforcement of sports wagering, implementation of the state water plan, and other public purposes.

LICENSE FEES
The initial Master License Fee is $2,000 and the renewal fee of $250 is due biennially. Retail operator and mobile operator fees are $1,200 each and renewals of the same amount are due biennially.

OFFICIAL DATA MANDATE
None

INTEGRITY FEE
None

Can I play online casino games for real money in Colorado?

No. There aren’t any legal online casinos available in Colorado

Any online casinos that you may find through web searches are offshore websites.

These sites are not legal under Colorado or US law.

They are problematic for American players because they can be untrustworthy. Worse, if there’s ever a dispute, US bettors would have limited legal options to pursue.

The only types of legal online gambling active in Colorado are sports bettinghorse betting and daily fantasy sports.

Yes. By virtue of the passage of Proposition DD in 2019, sports betting became legal in Colorado. Online sports gambling launched in the state in May 2020.

There are currently 26 sports betting apps and 17 retail sportsbooks in the state.

No. Colorado has been quite resistant to online casinos in the past, and the appearance of sports betting does not mean online casinos are coming to the state. There is a chance that changes in the future, but it’s not on the radar.

What is the gambling age in Colorado?

The legal gambling age in Colorado is 21. It’s the same for sports betting.

 
Will I have to be a Colorado resident in order to play?

No. Visitors to Colorado can wager at online sportsbooks.

The only requirement is that you have to be inside the state’s borders in order to place a bet. The sportsbooks employ geolocation software to ensure that every player on the app is within Colorado. And, of course, you must be 21.

 
Where are the Colorado casinos located?

Colorado’s 30+ casinos are primarily located in one of three mountain towns. The vast majority of facilities are either in Black Hawk, Central City, or Cripple Creek.

Black Hawk and Central City are neighboring cities and located west of Denver. Cripple Creek is farther south, west of Colorado Springs.

Finally, there are two tribal casinos that are in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Both the Sky Ute Casino Resort and Ute Mountain Casino Hotel are clustered around Durango and are a stone’s throw from the borders of New MexicoUtah, and Arizona.