November 5, 2019
MARKET LAUNCH DATE
Online: May 1, 2020
Retail: June 17, 2020
Commercial casino, tribal casino & online operators
RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Prop betting on all collegiate events
Must be 21+
BETTING ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
Customers of online sportsbooks are not required to register or fund their accounts in person
10% on sports betting revenue
TAX REVENUE ALLOCATION
Administration and enforcement of sports wagering, implementation of the state water plan, and other public purposes.
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
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 betting, horse 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.
The legal gambling age in Colorado is 21. It’s the same for sports betting.
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.
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 Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.