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Colorado Gaming

7/10/2018

article Colorado Sports Betting Likely Years Away From Legalization
(Colorado) -- Colorado was at the forefront of recreational marijuana legalization. It won’t have that same role for sports betting.

7/1/2018

article Major casino expansion at Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel at Cripple Creek, Nevada, is to go through major reconstruction, it has been announced by the location’s owner...

6/8/2018

article Could sports gambling come to Fort Collins? There are hurdles to jump
(Colorado) -- With racehorse Justify attempting to complete the Triple Crown at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the Fort Collins area’s lone legal off-track...

6/6/2018

article ‘Games of skill’ bill signed into law, clarifies gambling regulations
(Colorado) -- Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne signed a bill into law on Wednesday that further clarifies Colorado regulations regarding gambling. In April, three people were...

5/22/2018

article Cripple Creek casino owner files lawsuit to block competitor's hotel project
(Colorado) -- Triple Crown Casinos filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Cripple Creek and Full House Resorts Inc., appealing last month's approval of a $70...

5/21/2018

article Legal Betting On Sports Games In Colorado Won’t Happen Anytime Soon
(Colorado) -- According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, in 2017, $1.8 billion worth of bets were placed on football, $1.5 billion on basketball, and $1.1 billion on...

5/16/2018

article Wagering on sports in Colorado and what the future could bring
(Colorado) -- With news Monday on a new future of sports gambling widespread, come many unknowns with a new world of legal sports betting. A new scene that’s never...

5/8/2018

article Special election needed to replace CRIT Chairman and Council Member
(Colorado) -- With the successful recall of Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Chairman Dennis Patch and Tribal Council Member Valerie Welsh-Tahbo, the Tribal Council...
article Colorado Gambling Law Tweaked to Ban Skill-Gaming Machines
(Colorado) -- The days of Colorado’s sweepstakes arcades are numbered. Legislation passed by both chambers and currently winging its way to the Governor John...

5/7/2018

article Bill to ban 'Games of Skill' heads to governor
(Colorado) -- The bill to ban on gaming arcades that opponents say are gambling halls now heads to the governor for his signature. The bill re-passed the Colorado House...
article Colorado lawmakers seek to outlaw certain gaming arcades in measure heading to governor’s desk
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers on Monday passed a bill to outlaw certain mom-and-pop sweepstakes arcades, seeking to close a legal loophole that allowed the operations...

5/5/2018

article Measure takes aim at internet gambling
(Colorado) -- A bill designed to make clearer what a gaming machine is under the state's gambling laws cleared the Colorado Senate on Friday. The measure, HB1234, is...

5/3/2018

article Casino expansion in Cripple Creek has neighboring shops concerned over the new design
(Colorado) -- When you drive through the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, you notice every building has the same brick and mortar design. One casino is trying to...

5/1/2018

article Colorado bill to clarify legislation on gambling in arcades passes committee
(Colorado) -- A bill in the Colorado Legislature seeking to clarify what counts as illegal gambling is headed to a floor debate after passing a senate committee. "...
article “Games of skill” arcades are growing in Colorado, but are they illegal gambling? State lawmakers trying to crack down on them think so
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers are moving to crack down on a growing number of “games of skill” arcades, where people can win money and prizes in a manner...

4/28/2018

article Uber driver wins $140K after passenger leaves a scratch ticket as tip
(Colorado) -- An unconventional tip led to an unexpected award for a Lakewood Uber driver. James, from Lakewood, was given a $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch...

4/24/2018

article Historic Colorado mining town approves $70m casino redevelopment project
(Colorado) -- In what is expected to increase city tax revenue by $1.8 million, a plan to expand Bronco Billy’s Casino has been approved by the Cripple Creek City...

4/20/2018

article Cripple Creek City Council approves project of special merit for new Bronco Billy's renovation
(Colorado) -- The Cripple Creek City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to approve a project of special merit designation needed to build a new six-story hotel and...

4/1/2018

article ‘Monster’ brutally raped and killed women for over a decade
(Colorado) -- Thomas Edward Luther was sent to prison for a sexual assault so brutal it was described by a prosecutor as the worst he'd ever seen. Behind bars,...

3/28/2018

article Bill to ban 'games of skill' in Colorado
(Colorado) -- A bill making its way through the state legislature would classify arcade-style games, that reward participants with cash as gambling. Many know these as...

3/23/2018

article Las Vegas firm has big plans for Cripple Creek casinos
(Colorado) -- The owner of Cripple Creek casinos said it plans to renovate and expand its properties. Full House Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: FLL) of Las Vegas said it recently...

3/20/2018

article Game over for Games of Skill? Lawmakers determining their fate
(Colorado) -- A group of bipartisan lawmakers has created a bill that calls Games of Skill "illegal gambling." The Western Slope is home to eight of these...

3/19/2018

article Colorado Set to Shut Down Illegal Gambling Arcade Businesses
(Colorado) -- Back in 2015, the so-called “simulated gambling devices” were officially suspended by the Colorado General Assembly, which at the time tried to...

3/18/2018

article Shut down illegal gambling arcades
(Colorado) -- In 2015, the Colorado General Assembly prohibited "simulated gambling devices" in an effort to crack down on the rising numbers of internet...

3/15/2018

article OP/ED: Illegal gaming spreading throughout the state
(Colorado) -- Gambling arcades aren't legal in Colorado, except in communities that vote to tax and regulate them. That means no one gets to run slot machines...

3/14/2018

article Lawmakers: Cash-paying slot machines are not games of skill
(Colorado) -- The Colorado legislature wants to outlaw cash-paying slot machines at unregulated adult “skills game” arcades following a FOX31 Problem Solvers...

1/28/2018

article 'Huge' pool of 750 people summoned as potential jurors for Colten Boushie case
(Saskatchewan) -- The small Saskatchewan town of Battleford is about to be flooded with hundreds of people called to potentially serve as jurors in the high-profile...

11/6/2017

article Cripple Creek casino owner plans 150-room upscale hotel that will be city's largest
(Colorado) -- The company that owns Bronco Billy's Casino & Hotel in Cripple Creek announced plans on Monday to build a 150-room upscale hotel connected to the...

10/28/2017

article The Ghosts of Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- On a brisk October morning in 1890, Bob Womack was going about his daily routine tending cattle when he saw something shimmering on the bottom of the small...

10/8/2017

article Activists say Native Americans, not Columbus, deserve a holiday
(New Hampshire) -- If some of the people I met Saturday in front of the state house had their way, you’d be thanking Native Americans, not Christopher Columbus,...

9/29/2017

article A History of Gambling in Colorado
(Colorado) -- As towns sprouted in the 19th-century American West — outside Arm forts, at river crossings along wagon trails, in mining districts and at railheads...

8/17/2017

article Officials aren’t betting on gambling east of Aurora
(Colorado) -- Whatever comes of the proposed entertainment district in northeastern Aurora, gambling probably won’t be part of any future development. Aurora City...

6/6/2017

article Colorado casinos in need of dealers
(Colorado) -- Casino dealers. They're cool, calm and collected. They need to be. You can't mess around with other people's money. But how did they get there...

6/5/2017

article Governor discusses oversight for unsanctioned horse races
(Colorado) -- After seeing a months-long FOX31 investigation into the dangers of unsanctioned horse racing, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said he’s...

5/30/2017

article Laid-off Black Hawk casino workers claim age and sex discrimination
(Colorado) -- A dozen former workers have sued the Golden Mardi Gras casino in Black Hawk claiming the company discriminated against them by laying off 60 mostly older...

5/20/2017

article Proliferation of legal, unlicensed horse racing prompts oversight concerns in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Before the horse races began at Rancho El Caporal, people gathered around a man holding a jug full of rocks and a boot. The jug was to get their attention...

5/8/2017

article Cripple Creek leaders may wager another gamble on local lodging tax
(Colorado) -- If a tax plan doesn’t succeed, try again, again, and then again. That may become the motto of Cripple Creek elected leaders who may revisit the idea...

4/29/2017

article Owner of 2 Colorado casinos to be sold for $1.7 billion
(Colorado) -- Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. expects to close Monday on its $1.7 billion purchase of Isle of Capri Inc., operator of two casinos in Black Hawk. The...

2/9/2017

press release Monarch Casino & Resort Breaks Ground on Casino Expansion and Hotel Tower in Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) broke ground yesterday on its hotel tower and casino expansion at Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the...
article Monarch Casino & Resort casino expansion and hotel tower break ground in Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. broke ground on their expansion project for the Monarch Casino Black Hawk – a transformation that would see the...

1/3/2017

article Looking To The Future, Black Hawk Is Rolling The Dice On Expansion
(Colorado) -- Nestled in the foothills, about an hour from Denver, the casino town of Black Hawk is small, but it’s about to get bigger. Black Hawk and its 120...

1/1/2017

article Ute Mountain Casino unveils new $5.5 million remodel
(Colorado) -- On December 27th, the Ute Mountain Casino and hotel located in Towaoc unveiled the first exterior upgrade to the facility since opening.

12/26/2016

article Questions about planned 23-story hotel in Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- To measure the extent that corporate greed is enabled by willful disregard of the state constitution and coupled with official indifference focused on...

12/22/2016

article Parking garage implosion at Black Hawk casino is emblematic of town’s hopes for future
(Colorado) -- As a chilly crowd counted down the implosion early Wednesday of a five-story parking garage in this mining-town-turned-gaming-mecca, their anticipation was...

12/21/2016

article Monarch Casino implodes parking garage
(Colorado) -- Monarch Casino has imploded its old parking garage to make way for a new hotel and spa. It's all part of a $400 million development plan.
article Watch again: Monarch Casino in Black Hawk building implosion
(Colorado) -- It took just seconds for the Monarch Casino's parking garage to come tumbling down after explosions rang out in Black Hawk. The planned 8:30 a.m....

10/16/2016

article Black Hawk developing distilleries, breweries, pedestrian mall, bike trails in push to become resort destination beyond gambling casinos
(Colorado) -- The budget for this once hard-luck mining town hovered around $150,000 in the late 1980s. Today, thanks to legal gambling and nearly $1 billion worth of...

10/15/2016

article Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members
(Colorado) -- The Ute Mountain Ute tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new tribal council members. In a landslide victory, Harold...
article Black Hawk renaissance eyes distilleries, breweries, bike trails for growth beyond gambling
(Colorado) -- The budget for this once hard-luck mining town hovered around $150,000 in the late 1980s. Today, thanks to legal gambling and nearly $1 billion worth of...

9/27/2016

article Cripple Creek and Teller County Celebrate the Lively History of Gambling- Bob Volpe and Rick Langenberg
(Colorado) -- As towns sprouted in the 19th-century American West — outside Army forts, at river crossings along wagon trails, in mining districts and at railheads...

8/27/2016

article Colorado Springs Mayor Calls For Stronger State Constitution Laws to Block Casinos
(Colorado) -- Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers (R) is reaching out statewide to voters urging them to support a November referendum that would make it drastically...

8/22/2016

article Cripple Creek casinos look to expand
(Colorado) -- More people are playing the slots and rolling the dice in Cripple Creek. State gaming statistics indicate the casinos here generated more than $128 million...
article More hotels coming to Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- If you're trying to find a last minute hotel room in Cripple Creek, you may need more than luck. The odds are stacked against visitors of the gambling...

8/20/2016

article Four Cripple Creek casinos planning to build hotels
(Colorado) -- Four of Cripple Creek's largest casino operators are planning to build hotels in the next few years that could double the number of rooms available in...

8/14/2016

article FDA warning letter: Colorado casino has seafood HACCP problems
(Colorado) -- The lone food-related warning letter recently posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went out from the agency’s Denver District Office...

8/6/2016

article Century Casinos Inc. to convert historic building into boutique hotel
(Colorado) -- The Century Casino & Hotel in Cripple Creek is in need of additional guest space for overnight visitors. The company behind the venue, Century Casinos...
article Century Casinos unveils plan to restore historic Palace Hotel in Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Century Casinos Inc. plans to convert and expand the historic and long vacant Palace Hotel in Cripple Creek into a 30-room boutique hotel in a bid to solve...

7/13/2016

article Cautious optimism for Cripple Creek casinos
(Colorado) -- Casinos in the small Colorado town of Cripple Creek are reportedly cautiously optimistic about the future after the latest monthly figures revealed that...

7/12/2016

article Creek Casinos Continue to Strike a Royal Flush
(Colorado) -- Will the summer of 2016 become a banner season for the Cripple Creek gaming community, and a time when local casinos finally pulled the curtain on the...

7/11/2016

article Casino Discrimination Case Results in $250,000 Fine
(Colorado) -- A quarter million dollars is what the owners of Reserve Casino Hotel in Central City owe to four women after management used ageism and sexism as grounds...

7/8/2016

article Casino Owner Sued for Not Hiring Older Workers
(Colorado) -- RCH Colorado, owner and operator of the Reserve Casino Hotel in Central City, Colorado, will pay $250,000 to settle an age and gender discrimination...

7/7/2016

article Central City Casino Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit
(Colorado) -- A Central City casino will pay out a $250,000 settlement in an age discrimination lawsuit nearly six years after employees said they were let go because...

7/6/2016

article Central City casino penalized for discriminating against “older, less attractive” female employees
(Colorado) -- The owners of Reserve Casino Hotel in Central City will pay $250,000 to four women after its management refused to employ them because of their age and...

6/30/2016

article Century snags Edmonton casino
(Colorado) -- Century Casinos Inc. has acquired the Apex Casino in St. Albert, Alberta, for $12.3 million, its second casino in the Edmonton area.

5/10/2016

article What’s News Cripple Creek May Gain a Legal Ally in Fight with Black Hawk Rick – Langenberg
(Colorado) -- The city of Cripple Creek is gaining momentum in its legislative push to encourage state officials to conduct a historic preservation audit of the three...

4/26/2016

article Colorado Casino Market Up 5% to $790M in 2015
(Colorado) -- In 2015, Colorado’s casino market generated $790.1 million in revenues, representing a 5.9% improvement on the previous year.

3/29/2016

article Colorado gaming revenues grew at 5th fastest rate in the U.S. in 2015
(Colorado) -- Colorado casino revenues rose 5.9% to $790.1 million last year, the fifth-biggest increase among the two dozen states with legalized gaming, according to a...

3/24/2016

article Colorado gaming revenues grew at 5th fastest rate in the U.S. in 2015
(Colorado) -- Colorado casino revenues rose 5.9 percent to $790.1 million last year, the fifth biggest increase among the two dozen states with legalized gaming,...

3/11/2016

article Colorado Springs casino company posts ninefold profit boost
(Colorado) -- The opening of its new horse track and casino in Canada and better results from its Polish casinos helped Century Casinos Inc. boost profits last year more...

1/28/2016

article Colorado Casinos Had Banner Year In 2015
(Colorado) -- Colorado's casinos brought in $804 million in 2015, their second-best year for revenue ever. The best year for gaming in Colorado was 2007. The...

12/2/2015

article Colorado Casinos Hitting Lucky Streak
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos are once again striking it rich, well almost. New numbers from the Colorado Division of Gaming show casino gambling revenues in the state...

12/1/2015

article Colorado casinos hit a hot streak -- revenues and taxes up 7 percent
(Colorado) -- Casino gambling revenues in Colorado — and the taxes those wagers generate — are on their strongest run since right before the recession hit,...

11/2/2015

article Cripple Creek Revs up its Marketing and Tourism Engine Town Leaders Want to Follow in the Footsteps of Deadwood-Rick Langenberg
(Colorado) -- Move over Deadwood with your historic gun fights and get ready for some serious coffin race competition, there Manitou Springs, as the Teller gaming town...

10/15/2015

article Colorado Congress members offer support at casino industry roundtable
(Colorado) -- One day after a Las Vegas casino hosted the Democratic presidential debate, the gambling industry brought its political message to Colorado — and...

10/14/2015

article Gaming industry touts importance to state economy
(Colorado) -- Casino gambling is good for the economy. At least, that’s the message the American Gaming Association wanted to make at a roundtable discussion on...

10/4/2015

article Las Vegas company buying Cripple Creek casino
(Colorado) -- A $30 million deal is in the works to buy one of the most prominent casinos in Cripple Creek. Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts is planning to buy Bronco...

9/29/2015

article August was a good month for Colorado casinos
(Colorado) -- August was a very good month for Colorado casinos, which raked in more than $72 million.According to the Colorado Division of Gaming, Colorado's 13,442...

9/28/2015

article Colorado Casinos Rake In $72 Million In August
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos had their biggest August since opening in the 1990s. The state's gaming institutions are now regularly setting monthly records.
article Cripple Creek casino sold for $30M
(Colorado) -- Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek has been sold for $30 million. Full House Resorts of Las Vegas said it's buying the casino from Pioneer...
article Full House Resorts Agrees to Buy Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel For $30 Mln
(Colorado) -- Full House Resorts (FLL) said it agreed to buy the operating assets of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado for approximately $...

9/14/2015

article Booze 24/7 paying off at Cripple Creek casinos
(Colorado) -- Its been two months since the casino's in Cripple Creek started serving alcohol 24-7, and casino's say they're already seeing a difference....

9/11/2015

article Black Hawk bets on being more than just a gambling town (Slideshow)
(Colorado) -- Next year will mark 25 years since Colorado voters legalized limited-stakes gaming in three former mining towns — and, in the same vain, a quarter-...

9/2/2015

article Audit: 1 person counseled through gambling addiction
(Colorado) -- The Department of Human Services is facing criticism over an audit that has lawmakers saying a state gambling addiction program is not working.
article EDITORIAL: Serious failure on Colorado gambling addiction program
(Colorado) -- You've got to hand it to the Colorado Department of Human Services. It appears that a gambling addiction program into which the state poured hundreds...

9/1/2015

article State audit slams Colorado's gambling addiction program
(Colorado) -- In Colorado, where gambling addiction ranks higher than the national average, more than 9,000 people called a national hotline in 2014 seeking help. The...

8/29/2015

article Report: American Indians contribute $1.5 billion to Colorado economy
(Colorado) -- American Indian-owned business are thriving in Colorado, contributing $1.5 billion to the state's economy, according to a new state report.

8/25/2015

article Cripple Creek/Black Hawk Gambling War Still Raging
(Colorado) -- The ongoing gambling tax war between Teller and Gilpin counties, which has further drawn the Cripple Creek/Black Hawk battle lines, continues non-stop with...

8/20/2015

article Gambling town of Cripple Creek now offering drinks all day, every day
(Colorado) -- Casinos in the town of Cripple Creek are winning a game that could bring in massive amounts of dollars to the area. “We are very excited to see...

8/8/2015

article Colorado Springs casino operation sees second-quarter earning soar
(Colorado) -- Century Casinos Inc. earnings surged in the second quarter with the opening of a new racetrack and casino in Calgary and the launch of an off-track betting...

7/17/2015

article Changes come to Cripple Creek Casinos
(Colorado) -- A big change happened to the casinos in Cripple Creek that could also help keep drunk drivers off the road. Starting Friday, the casinos can sell alcohol...

7/16/2015

article Cripple Creek casinos approved for around-the-clock alcohol sales
(Colorado) -- Lucky streaks might end in Cripple Creek, but liquor sales can keep going. Seven of the city's nine casinos won approval Wednesday night to serve...

7/15/2015

article Cripple Creek casinos gain approval for around-the-clock alcohol sales
(Colorado) -- Lucky streaks might end in Cripple Creek, but liquor sales can keep going. Seven of the city's nine casinos won approval Wednesday night to serve...
article Cripple Creek casinos get approval for 24-hour drinking, Blackhawk council approved 2 last month
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos are winning at a game that could bring hundreds of thousands of more dollars. The Cripple Creek town council gave the OK for 24-hour...

7/14/2015

article Cripple Creek casinos may soon have round-the-clock alcohol sales
(Colorado) -- Casinos in Cripple Creek may soon be able to serve alcohol 24 hours a day, every day. The City Council will vote on the change Wednesday during the council...

7/13/2015

article Cripple Creek city council to decide if casinos can sell alchohl around-the-clock
(Colorado) -- Last call may be a thing of the past in Cripple Creek. All but two casinos in Cripple Creek are vying to allow around-the-clock alcohol sales - part of a...

6/30/2015

article Creek gaming hits winning stride
(Colorado) -- Although it may be too early for a summer celebration, the Cripple Creek gambling community is gearing up for an economic comeback with a winning hand.

6/10/2015

article Colorado Casino Gaming Revenue Analysis
(Colorado) -- Nicknamed the ”Centennial State”, Colorado is ranked 22nd in terms of population size and 37th in terms of population density among all the...

6/2/2015

article A Guide to the Casinos of Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Nestled in the shadow of Pikes Peak is the small and remarkable town of Cripple Creek. During the gold rush of the late 1800s, Cripple Creek became one of...

5/26/2015

article Cripple Creek declares a party emergency
(Colorado) -- Party-time has arrived in Cripple Creek, with the idea of “last call” for wine, beer and any alcoholic beverages of choice a thing of the past...

5/10/2015

article Arapahoe Park likely to succeed without funding from casinos
(Colorado) -- As director of racing Bill Powers sat in the racing office in the stable area last week, two weeks before the opening of Arapahoe Park's 2015 meeting,...
article BLOG: More on Arapahoe Park plugging along after casino defeat at polls
(Colorado) -- My story on Arapahoe Park preparing to plow on with its 2015 horse racing meeting in the wake of Amendment 68’s decisive defeat at the polls last...

4/23/2015

article Colorado 2014 gambling revenues mirror national trend
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s biggest casinos carved out more of the market share in 2014, which pumped more money into the state’s coffers. But overall, gambling...

4/22/2015

article Colorado 2014 gaming revenues mirror national trend
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s biggest casinos carved out more of the market share in 2014, which pumped more money into the state’s coffers. But overall, gaming...

4/16/2015

article Casino buses leave riders stranded in Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- Casino workers and players who use Horizon Coach Lines to get to and from the Denver metro area found themselves stranded in Black Hawk Tuesday night.

2/24/2015

article Cripple Creek seeking state intervention in preservation war
(Colorado) -- The city of Cripple Creek has raised the stakes in its ongoing war with Black Hawk over the use of preservation monies and in establishing a fair gambling...

2/5/2015

article Top political donor of 2014 pushed for Colorado racetrack casino
(Colorado) -- No organization spent more on a ballot issue anywhere in the country last year than the group trying to win support for a racetrack casino in Colorado.

12/4/2014

article Study: Colorado gamblers' ante stirred $1.5B in 2013 economic activity
(Colorado) -- Visitors to Colorado's 39 casinos in three mountain towns fueled $1.5 billion in economic activity in 2013. A study by Oxford Economics released...

11/8/2014

article Woodland Aquatic Project Hits Pay Dirt; Creek Casinos Dodge Another Bullet
(Colorado) -- The third time was apparently the charm for proponents of a top-rate aquatic center in Woodland Park, with WP voters overwhelmingly deciding they finally...

11/5/2014

article Colorado voters overwhelmingly defeat racetrack casino measure
(Colorado) -- Another effort to expand gambling in Colorado went down by another big margin on Tuesday night. Amendment 68 would have allowed a horse-track operator in...
article Colorado voters say no to slots at Arapahoe Park
(Colorado) -- Voters in Colorado on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have allowed Arapahoe Park to add slot machines and table games, voting down the...
article Colorado’s Amendment 68, gambling at horse tracks, fails
(Colorado) -- With more than 1.8 million votes counted as of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Colorado’s Amendment 68’s fate was sealed. A “no” vote on the...

11/4/2014

article Amendment 68, casinos at horse tracks measure, loses big
(Colorado) -- A proposal that would allow creating a casino at the Arapahoe Park horse racing track and down the road in two other counties was going down soundly in...
article Colorado voters reject gambling measure
(Colorado) -- Colorado has rejected a proposal to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in suburban Denver. Millions of dollars was spent on the ballot measure,...
article Voters reject slots-for-schools plan
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters continued their anti-gambling tradition Tuesday and defeated Amendment 68, the constitutional amendment that would have expanded casino...

11/2/2014

article Pueblo course owner plans on opening a horse track casino
(Colorado) -- Horse track casinos have been a hot topic in Colorado, but for one Pueblo track owner it hits close to home. Craig Law is co-owner of the Southern Colorado...
article Sin taxes, open contract negotiations among education issues on ballot
(Colorado) -- Of the four initiatives on the ballot for all Coloradans this November, two could change the way school districts do business.

11/1/2014

article Our View: Yes on 104 — no on 105, Amendments 67, 68
(Colorado) -- Election season is a time of pondering big ballot questions, dissecting what it all means and making an educated decision on important topics that will...

10/27/2014

article Creek Leaders And Casino Operators Solidify Partnership
(Colorado) -- The gambling statistics are grim. The local casino market is in the toilet due to ongoing natural disasters; betting device totals have reached a 20-year-...

10/26/2014

article Carroll: Let's bury Amendment 68
(Colorado) -- Good news. Boosters of Amendment 68 — the Arapahoe Park casino plan — are pulling back on their broadcast advertising, no doubt because the...

10/22/2014

article Colorado racino initiative 68 shifts spending from TV to ground game
(Colorado) -- Supporters of a constitutional amendment to allow casino-style gambling at the Arapahoe Park horse-race track are shifting their strategy from an over-the-...
article Our View Amendment 68: Disingenuous, ill-advised
(Colorado) -- As voters, we are being asked to add to the Colorado Constitution a plan to allow casino gambling at a horse track in suburban Denver. The world is full of...

10/21/2014

article Local school officials lukewarm on Amendment 68
(Colorado) -- Area school boards have not taken a position regarding a statewide question on the Nov. 4 ballot that promises to increase funding for public schools by...
article Proposed racetrack gambling amendment on Colorado ballot; Colorado Springs-area funding on both sides
(Colorado) -- The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs...
article Behind Cripple Creek's lure
(Colorado) -- In 2009, a couple of addicted gamblers in Las Vegas discovered what every slot player dreams of: a way to beat the system.

10/19/2014

article Gambling for the children: an overview of Amendment 68
(Colorado) -- One amendment on November’s ballot could change the Colorado state constitution. It promises additional funding for K-12 education.

10/18/2014

article Amendment 68: Casino Gambling at Arapahoe Park
(Colorado) -- Arapahoe Park casino _PerrVoters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in Aurora, and two other locations in the future, with...
article Aurora casino backers offer to pony up $34M for roads and cops if Amendment 68 passes
(Colorado) -- Proponents of Amendment 68, who are betting that voters will let them turn Aurora’s horse-race track into a full-fledged casino, say they’ve...

10/16/2014

article Colorado Weighs Gambling Expansion At Racetracks
(Colorado) -- Voters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in suburban Denver, and two other locations in the future, with the promise that...

10/14/2014

article Casino backers at Arapahoe Park promise more local tax revenues
(Colorado) -- A group seeking to open a casino at the Arapahoe Park horse racetrack announced Tuesday plans to commit $34 million in additional taxes in the first year,...
article Election Guide 2014: Amendment 68 ties horse racing to school funding
(Colorado) -- Amendment 68 proposes a change to the Colorado constitution to allow and tax limited gambling at horse racing tracks in three counties on the Front Range,...

10/12/2014

article Casino shareholder raises $87k in race against Central Basin incumbent
(Colorado) -- Central Basin Municipal Water District challenger Tom Malkasian has raised about $87,000 and spent about $67,000 in his campaign to unseat 16-year...

10/11/2014

article Big business fuels funding for Colorado GMO, gaming ballot measures
(Colorado) -- Huge amounts of corporate cash are pouring into two Colorado ballot measures with major implications for the state's gambling, food and agriculture...
article No on Amendment 68: It hurts K-12 education and would unduly burden taxpayers
(Colorado) -- In neighborhoods across Aurora and Arapahoe County, Amendment 68 has come to be known as the Trojan horse on this November's ballot.

10/10/2014

article LWVCO positions on State-wide Ballot Initiatives
(Colorado) -- The League of Women Voters both educates and advocates for public policy issues. When advocating for issues, the League will only take a position if it has...
article Opinion: Despite education funding, Amendment 68 not worth it
(Colorado) -- We are now at that beautiful point in any election year when the leaves turn colors and offer up awesome vistas, a sure reminder of nature’s wonder...
article Personhood and gambling amendments on the ballot in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Coloradoans have begun to receive their blue book voter guides this week, with a large portion of the population getting theirs today. There are two...

10/8/2014

article Amendment 68 backers, opponents make their pitches on proposed casino
(Colorado) -- Supporters and opponents of a ballot measure that would allow for a casino at the Arapahoe Park horse-racing track squared off Tuesday at a panel...

10/6/2014

article Voters to decide gambling initiative
(Colorado) -- You could call it “slots for tots.” The ballot question facing voters this November would expand gambling to raise money for K-12 education.

10/4/2014

article Cripple Creek And Teller County Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Of Gambling
(Colorado) -- It may not go down as the most festive birthday bash for Cripple Creek and Teller County, but the arrival of ringing slots and legal games of chance in the...

10/2/2014

article Arapahoe Park casino would pump million into Colorado economy, study says
(Colorado) -- A study commissioned by supporters of Amendment 68, which would allow for a casino at Arapahoe Park and two future horse tracks, says the Colorado ballot...

9/28/2014

article Casinos battle for your vote on amendment to create mega-casino at Arapahoe racetrack
(Colorado) -- A Colorado constitutional amendment that would turn an Arapahoe County racetrack into a huge casino with 2,500 slot machines and 65 tables has sparked a...

9/26/2014

article Racinos tout big jobs payoff
(Colorado) -- The proposed $120 million complex that would replace the existing Arapahoe Park in Aurora with a casino and new horse racing track would employ 1,400...

9/25/2014

article Amendment 68: Study predicts $418M windfall from Arapahoe Park casino; opponents dispute estimate
(Colorado) -- A new study commissioned by proponents of Amendment 68 on Colorado's fall ballot says a proposed casino at the Arapahoe Park racetrack near Aurora will...
article EDITORIAL: The road to an Aurora casino is paved with misinformation
(Colorado) -- There are many good reasons to allow the construction of a casino at Arapahoe Park race track, and there are many serious detriments. But it seems that a...
article Opponents to Colo. gambling measure cite RI ties
(Colorado) -- Opponents to a Colorado proposal allowing table games and slot machines at racetracks are denouncing Rhode Island's Twin River Casino for its ties to a...

9/23/2014

article Colorado Legislative Services: Report misused in casino-campaign ads
(Colorado) -- State officials say proponents of Amendment 68, which would bring casino gambling to an Arapahoe County horse track, intentionally mischaracterized a...

9/22/2014

article City council divided on race-track casino ballot question
(Colorado) -- Aurora City Council members remain divided on a ballot measure that will ask voters in November whether they want casino-style gaming added to the Arapahoe...

9/17/2014

article Poll: Voters cool on A68; like open negotiations
(Colorado) -- Only a third of Colorado voters polled in a recent survey support Amendment 68, the proposed expansion of casino gambling that would earmark some revenues...

9/16/2014

article Ad spending soars for Colorado gambling initiative
(Colorado) -- Money continued to pour into efforts to support or oppose expanded casino gambling in Colorado in the last two weeks. The two sides battling over Amendment...
article OP/ED: Skepticism on Arapahoe gambling amendment
(Colorado) -- Proponents for Amendment 68 to authorize limited-stakes gaming at Arapahoe Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County say it wouldn't cost "one penny...
article School executives association neutral on casino gambling; opposes open negotiations measure
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Association of School Executives, the advocacy group that represents school administrators statewide, has decided to take a neutral position...

9/15/2014

article Cripple Creek Construction limits access to casinos for elderly, disabled
(Colorado) -- 84-year-old Caroline Cisneros has been coming to the casinos in Cripple Creek for decades. Construction right in the heart of downtown makes it tough for...

9/13/2014

article Aurora estimates casino would mean $63 million in road improvements
(Colorado) -- It would cost more than $60 million to improve roads near a potential casino at the Arapahoe Park horse racing track, an examination by the city of Aurora...

9/8/2014

article Racetrack v. Casinos Amendment Holds Rank as Most Expensive Issue
(Colorado) -- The pitched battle between gambling interests in the mountain casino towns of Cripple Creek, Central City and Black Hawk and the Rhode Island owners of the...

9/7/2014

article Casinos on the ballot in seven states
(Colorado) -- The Southern Colorado Gaming and Event Center is one of a handful of tracks where residents and visitors can bet on horse and greyhound races.
article Ballot wording brings debate
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters this November will see four ballot initiatives that have proponents and opponents readying the war chests for long, expensive fights.

9/4/2014

article Gambling measures pit rival casinos in big-spending fights
(Colorado) -- The Southern Colorado Gaming and Event Center is one of a handful of tracks where residents and visitors can bet on horse and greyhound races. If voters...

8/26/2014

article Truth Test: selling voters on casinos for K-12
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters will decide whether to allow a casino in the Denver Metro Area when they decide on Amendment 68.

8/23/2014

article I-News report: Casinos vs. racetracks
(Colorado) -- A Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue...

8/22/2014

article War of words ratchets up in casino expansion campaign
(Colorado) -- The launch of five video ads by supporters of Amendment 68 has kicked off the 10-week media battle over expansion of casino gambling in exchange for...

8/20/2014

article Campaign to build Arapahoe Park casino emphasizes school funding in first TV ads
(Colorado) -- There are no images of racehorses or slot machines in the first two television ads introduced Wednesday by the campaign supporting Amendment 68, which...
article DeBeque turns from gambling to pot to boost its economy
(Colorado) -- Because state lawmakers aren't open to allowing gambling in this struggling western Colorado town, officials here plan to go to pot.

8/16/2014

article Monarch Casino Black Hawk Completes First Phase Redesign
(Colorado) -- Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the wholly owned subsidiary of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) (the "Company"), welcomed more than a...

8/14/2014

article Editorial: Amendment 68
(Colorado) -- Many questions of public policy deserve serious thought and careful consideration of all sides of the issue. Others, not so much. An example of the latter...

8/10/2014

article Voters asked to expand money for schools
(Colorado) -- And they’re off. After approval of a ballot initiative that would expand gambling to raise money for K-12 education, both sides of the issue are...

7/28/2014

article Ballot measure to allow casino gambling at racetracks gets green light
(Colorado) -- A measure proposing to legalize casino gambling at the Arapahoe Park racetrack in Aurora received the green light Monday from Colorado Secretary of State...

7/20/2014

article Horse racing casino plan spurs controversy
(Colorado) -- Arapahoe Park horse track, located in unincorporated Arapahoe County, is the place to see horse racing up close in Colorado.
article Voters to weigh in on Arapahoe racetrack/casino
(Colorado) -- A Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue...

7/19/2014

article Arapahoe Park proposed casino raises neighborhood concerns
(Colorado) -- Residents of the Tollgate Crossing neighborhood in southeast Aurora say the horse racing track near their homes has been a good neighbor, but they worry...

7/15/2014

article Plan to Add Casino at Aurora Race Track Moves Ahead
(Colorado) -- A measure that would allow expanded gambling at the Arapahoe Park race track in Aurora — including about 2,500 slot machines and 65 table games...
article Voters could decide on casino in Aurora
(Colorado) -- With a name like "Coloradans For Better Schools," the campaign that hauled boxes full of signed petition forms into the Secretary of State's...

7/14/2014

article Backers of casino-style gaming at Colorado racetracks submit petitions
(Colorado) -- Backers of an initiative to expand casino gambling to racetracks said they submitted 136,342 petition signatures Monday to Colorado's Secretary of...
article Casino backers say they’ve got the signatures to advance school funding measure
(Colorado) -- Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to expand casino gambling announced Monday they’ve gathered well more than the required number of signatures...

7/8/2014

article Colorado's casino exclusion list is filled with underage gamblers
(Colorado) -- About one-third of those banned from Colorado's casinos are being kept from playing the state's slots, card tables and roulette wheels after being...

6/30/2014

article Republican Jim Sullivan doesn’t back installing a casino on the edge of Aurora
(Colorado) -- Jim Sullivan, a former Douglas County commissioner and state lawmaker, said it’s flattering at his age to even be remembered but that doesn’t...

6/27/2014

article Cripple Creek casino to close next week - but will pay out $37,000 first
(Colorado) -- Big Jim's Gambling Hall and Saloon in Cripple Creek, in operation for just three years, will close Monday night after months of financial troubles....

6/25/2014

article Cripple Creek's new gamble
(Colorado) -- When Coloradans voted in 1991 to allow gambling in three sleepy, semi-derelict mountain towns, they were encouraged to believe that "limited-stakes...

6/23/2014

article Feds: Casinos must track pot business owners, workers at game tables
(Colorado) -- Colorado's 40 casinos — and hundreds of others, including in the gaming mecca in Las Vegas — are bound by the same money-reporting rules...

5/6/2014

article Colorado casino battle ramping up with racetrack group raising $1.1 million
(Colorado) -- The group behind two proposed measures for the November ballot seeking to add casino-style gambling at Colorado horse racetracks has raised $1.125 million...
article Twin River stakes $1.125 million on Colorado gambling ballot measure
(Colorado) -- The group seeking to place a measure on the November ballot to authorize casino-style gambling at horse racetracks in Colorado has raised $1.125 million to...

4/28/2014

article Kiowa County casino measure postponed indefinitely by Senate committee
(Colorado) -- Kiowa County's long-shot bet to land casino gambling to spur economic development is on hold. The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee...

4/12/2014

article Kiowa all in on casino pitch
(Colorado) -- Tumbleweeds stack 30 feet in the air in some spots in this desolate farming and ranching community on the dusty plains of Southeastern Colorado.

4/9/2014

article Commissioners support Kiowa County gambling proposal
(Colorado) -- The Otero and Bent County Board of Commissioners sent a letter of support to Kiowa County commissioners, who previously requested the county express...

4/7/2014

article Colorado track, casinos debate gambling measures
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters this fall may see competing proposals on gambling, one by a horse racing track that wants to expand into slot machines, another by a...

4/6/2014

article Southeastern Colorado: Small community gambles economic future on casinos
(Colorado) -- The Kiowa County oil and gas boom has tanked, and now the small community of Eads is putting its economic development bets on casino gambling according to...
article Teller And Rural Areas Gaining More Clout / Expanded gaming bids losing steam
(Colorado) -- Call it rural power or the fight against big city-oriented tax and spend laws. Last week, Teller County Commissioner Norm Steen came out verbally swinging...

3/26/2014

article Kiowa bets on gambling for economic revival
(Colorado) -- After an expected oil-and-gas boom went bust, Kiowa County is staking its economic development dreams on casino gambling, hoping to lure even just a small...

3/19/2014

article Dealt a bad hand in oil-and-gas, Kiowa County pushes for casino gaming
(Colorado) -- After an expected oil-and-gas boom went bust, Kiowa County is staking its economic-development dreams on casino gambling, hoping to lure even just a small...

3/17/2014

article Editorial: Colorado doesn't need new casinos
(Colorado) -- First, legalized marijuana sweetened the pot for school construction, and now comes two proposed ballot initiatives to expand gaming and pour millions into...

3/13/2014

article Colorado Working On Expanding Gambling
(Colorado) -- It is clearly evident that there is a common desire in Colorado to expand gambling in order to boost the economy. A Rhode Island company, Twin River...

3/11/2014

article Racino plan includes Pueblo
(Colorado) -- A group may ask Colorado voters to allow casino gaming at Arapahoe Park horse track in Aurora along with horse tracks that would be built in the Pueblo and...

3/9/2014

article Taking bets on gambling: Several Colorado communities consider gaming to revive economies
(Colorado) -- If a fledgling Colorado group led by a Rhode Island company has its way, gambling in Colorado will expand to Arapahoe, Pueblo and Mesa counties.

2/26/2014

article Colorado Lawmakers Seek Online Lottery Sales Ban
(Colorado) -- Ticket sales would be restricted to licensed stores under a bill that passed the Colorado House earlier this week.

2/24/2014

article Colorado moves to forbid online lottery sales
(Colorado) -- The Colorado House gave initial approval to prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets online. The bill would forbid the Colorado Lottery Commission from...

2/23/2014

article Ditmer: Don't let gaming in De Beque
(Colorado) -- In January, one of Colorado's faltering towns took a big step to try to improve its luck. De Beque — population 501, with only three businesses...

2/12/2014

article OP/ED: West side's pot of gold
(Colorado) -- City for Champions. It has a fine, wholesome ring to it, right? Unfortunately, it also comes with a hefty price tag — $250 million, or much more if...

2/11/2014

article Small town De Beque rolls dice on gambling to revive tattered economy
(Colorado) -- A century-old cast-iron slot machine, with its "Jak-Pot" window stuck on the triple bars of a payout, is gathering dust on a back table in this...

1/17/2014

article Group bets on gambling in De Beque
(Colorado) -- A group of De Beque residents is hoping gambling can boost the Western Slope economy. The De Beque Wild Horse Gaming Committee is seeking an amendment to...

12/23/2013

article Colorado Looking into Online Gambling Legislation
(Colorado) -- There is a chance that Colorado may become the next US state to legalize online gambling. While last year’s bill to legalize online gambling failed,...

12/21/2013

article Colorado explores online gambling
(Colorado) -- Over the past two decades, as the Internet and technology boom altered how other brick-and-mortar businesses operated, the U.S. casino industry continued...

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