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An Historic Vote in Colorado

An historic vote in Colorado last night was too close to call and is carrying over into today. At the time of this writing, we don’t know the outcome.

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6/5/2020

article Century Casinos successfully reopened its Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in West Virginia
(Colorado) -- Century Casinos, Inc. announced today that operations at its Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort resumed on June 5, 2020. Thoroughbred horse racing at...
article Colorado's $25.5 Million Sports Betting Revenue And Survey Results Indicate The State Is Ready For Gambling's Return
(Colorado) -- During a time of casino closures and league shutdowns, Colorado bettors have shown their willingness to engage with the state's newly regulated sports...

6/4/2020

article Teller County submits second variance request to reopen casinos
(Colorado) -- The push to reopen Colorado casinos continues, specifically in Cripple Creek. The small community relies heavily upon this industry for so many jobs and...

5/29/2020

article Colorado casinos ante up with proposals to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease
(Colorado) -- Communities that are home to Colorado’s casinos are forging ahead with plans to reopen, even as they struggle to understand exactly how they get...

5/25/2020

article Century Casinos loses record $45.9 million amid casino closures
(Colorado) -- The coronavirus pandemic delivered a major financial hit to Century Casinos as the Colorado Springs-based company lost $45.9 million in the first quarter...

5/24/2020

article The Economic Impact and Benefits of Legalized Sports Betting In Colorado?
(Colorado) -- Different states in America have had different attitudes and boundaries when it comes to betting on sports. However, the passion for putting down wagers on...

5/23/2020

article Construction on new Wildwood Casino hotel continues as Teller County waits on request to reopen
(Colorado) -- Teller County is playing the waiting game on a request to reopen restaurants, casinos and other businesses. County commissioners signed off on a variance...

5/21/2020

article Colorado gaming commission rejects casinos' plea for tax relief
(Colorado) -- Despite warnings from Colorado Gaming Association leaders that some casinos are teetering on the brink of permanent closure after being shut down since...
article Wildwood Casino implementing new cleaning practices to keep employees, players safe
(Colorado) -- Casinos across the state remain closed with no timetable yet to reopen. However, they're working hard to make sure gaming floors are clean and safe for...

5/20/2020

article Century Casinos loses record $45.9 million amid casino closures
(Colorado) -- The coronavirus pandemic delivered a major financial hit to Century Casinos as the Colorado Springs-based company lost $45.9 million in the first quarter...

5/15/2020

article Cripple Creek Casinos Granted Another $300,000-Plus Fee Waiver
(Colorado) -- Santa arrived a little early in 2020 for the local gaming industry. But one gift definitely lacking in St. Nick’s bag of goodies: a set casino...
article Cripple Creek casino signs sports wagering deal with Spain-based firm
(Colorado) -- Johnny Nolon's Casino has signed an agreement with Madrid-based Carousel Group to offer online sports wagering in Colorado. Carousel said it plans to...

5/13/2020

article The Slow, Desperate First Days of Legal Sports Betting in Colorado
(Colorado) -- We are living in the dark ages of sports. Almost every major league has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, but at least Dana White wants to re-create...

5/12/2020

article UFC, table tennis dominate first week of Colorado sports betting
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s sports betting industry launched May 1 in the absence of most major league play, but the unprecedented circumstances didn’t stop...

5/11/2020

article City of Cripple Creek Bracing For the Worst With Coronavirus Devastation
(Colorado) -- The financial bombing from COVID-19 is creating much carnage in the Cripple Creek community and southern Teller, with the city now bracing itself for $2.2...

5/10/2020

article BetMGM expecting record digital numbers for UFC 249, as live mainstream sports betting finally returns
(Colorado) -- On May 1, legal sports gambling was open for business in Colorado. And bettors who had been waiting for the opportunity to place a wager for years looked...
article Central City predicts financial downfall due to casino closings
(Colorado) -- Central City council meeting convened at 2:01 p.m. on April 21, 2020. In attendance were Mayor Jeremy Fey, Mayor Pro-Tem Judy Laratta, Alderman Jeff Aiken...

5/8/2020

article Colorado Regulators Still Tweaking Sports Wagering Rules, Offerings
(Colorado) -- Across the country, lawmakers have had to contend with local colleges and universities asking for legal sports wagering to exempt their sports....

5/5/2020

article Table tennis dominates early Colorado sports betting numbers
(Colorado) -- Sports betting has been legal in Colorado for less than a week, but it’s already producing some interesting results. With most major leagues shut...

5/4/2020

article Colorado launches online betting as land-based casinos struggle
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s legal sports betting market made its May 1 launch target, providing a rare bit of positive news for the state’s struggling casinos. Last Friday...
article LSR: Colorado 10th To Launch Mobile
(Colorado) -- Happy Monday, everyone. It feels surreal that we’re closing in on our second full month without major sports. But despite the shutdown, sports...

5/3/2020

article Colorado casinos went bust when coronavirus hit, but they see lucky streak ahead
(Colorado) -- Sean Demeule leans over the railing and surveys a silent sea of slot machines in the state’s largest casino. The general manager of the 523-room, 1,...

5/2/2020

article Black Hawk continues casino tax forgiveness
(Colorado) -- Black Hawk City Council was called to order on April 8, 2020, at 3 p.m. through a Zoom virtual meeting, for the second time since the onset of the Covid-19...

5/1/2020

article Online sports betting starts in Colorado, but officials say there is almost nothing to bet on
(Colorado) -- Online sports betting started Friday in Colorado after being passed by voters in November, but with COVID-19 limiting sporting events officials say there...
article Playbook 'out the window' as sports wagering launches in Colorado. Darts among the few, unique choices
(Colorado) -- With the state’s casinos shut down and no major sports events planned until at least June, sports wagering started Friday in Colorado with much less...
article Virus Deals Colorado Sports Betting a Weak Opening Hand
(Colorado) -- Betting on the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL and other sports is scheduled to become legal Friday in Colorado, and with it a new 10% tax on...

4/30/2020

article Colorado casinos went bust when coronavirus hit. Here’s why they see a lucky streak ahead.
(Colorado) -- Sean Demeule leans over the railing and surveys a silent sea of slot machines in the state’s largest casino. The general manager of the 523-room, 1,...
article What to know as legal sports betting opens in Colorado on May 1
(Colorado) -- Sports betting is here even though sports mostly are not. Friday is the opening day for Colorado joining the growing number of states with legalized sports...

4/29/2020

article Here Are The Operators Launching Online Colorado Sportsbooks On Friday (And Those In Queue)
(Colorado) -- Friday is the day Colorado regulators and operators have had circled in red on their calendar since November 2019 when voters legalized sports betting in...

4/27/2020

article Analysis: Who Benefits From Colorado Sports Betting Starting Without Sports?
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting is pushing ahead with a May 1 launch date despite the absence of actual sports. It’s at odds with the choice made over in...
article Colorado’s struggling casino industry to get boost from sports betting, fee waivers during shut down
(Colorado) -- The small town famous for having more than a dozen casinos is waiving $1.4 million in device fees to help casinos through the shutdown. Each casino pays...

4/26/2020

article Colorado sports betting set to launch May 1 with most teams sidelined and state’s casinos closed
(Colorado) -- When legal sports betting comes to Colorado on May 1, the landscape will look vastly different than fans and regulators anticipated. The 146th Kentucky...

4/25/2020

article Despite Coronavirus Crisis, Initiative 257 Campaign Moves Into High Gear
(Colorado) -- Even with the coronavirus scare still persisting and crippling the local gaming industry, Cripple Creek elected leaders say the time couldn’t be...

4/23/2020

article Sports betting adapting to obscure wages; Colorado gets closer to May 1 legal sports gambling date
(Colorado) -- Sports betting without sports, it's quite a predicament for gamblers. But, gamblers have the itch and sportsbooks are willing to do what they can to...

4/21/2020

article Sports betting preparations underway in Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Despite no major sports playing due to COVID-19, preparations are still underway for sports betting to come online May 1st in Colorado. "There will be...

4/20/2020

article Take A Bite From Colorado’s Huge Buffet Of Sports Betting Options
(Colorado) -- When the first legal sports bet is placed in Colorado, there will be no shortage of bet types to choose from. Colorado regulators earlier this month...

4/19/2020

article Is Colorado Making A Mistake With College Betting Restrictions?
(Colorado) -- Less than two weeks from the Colorado sports betting launch, licensed operators in Colorado are preparing their book for everything they can offer to the...

4/18/2020

article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: Colorado Roster, Sports Watchers, NFL Draft, More
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting regulators on Thursday approved 18 sports betting licenses and decided to amend their “sports betting catalogue” in a...

4/16/2020

article Final Cripple Creek casino gets sports wagering license
(Colorado) -- The Wildwood Casino became the final Cripple Creek gambling hall Thursday to receive a sports wagering license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control...

4/15/2020

article World’s largest sportsbook at Las Vegas Westgate to partner with Lodge Casino in Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- The world’s largest sportsbook, located one block east of the Las Vegas Strip, spans more than 30,000 square feet inside the Westgate resort and...

4/13/2020

article Colorado moves ahead with sports betting
(Colorado) -- Colorado leads a pack of states moving forward with sports betting, even as the industry is facing a significant slowdown during the coronavirus pandemic....
article For Colorado's Jay Kornegay, All Bets Are Off in Vegas
(Colorado) -- In sports, and in gambling, timing is everything. For the gaming industry, the timing of the shutdown of sports across America could have been slightly...
article SuperBook Set To Enter Colorado Sports Betting Market
(Colorado) -- The competition for sports betting dollars in the state of Colorado ahead of its May 1 launch date intensified Monday with the announcement that the...
article Westgate sportsbook adds location in Colorado
(Colorado) -- The Westgate sportsbook is expanding to Colorado. The book announced Monday that it will open its first location outside of Las Vegas at The Lodge Casino...

4/8/2020

article Colorado Helps Furloughed Casino Workers Roll Joints, Not Dice
(Colorado) -- Casino workers in Colorado who were furloughed after a state coronavirus-response order shuttered the industry now have an easier path to landing jobs at...

4/7/2020

article City of Cripple Creek Waives $300,000-Plus Worth of Device Fees
(Colorado) -- Cripple Creek is a gambling town and the city government is upping the stakes by betting big on the future of the gaming industry. Last week, in a special...
article Colorado Sports Betting Market Has Second-Best in West Potential, Could Reach $6 Billion
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s sports betting market could be one of the most lucrative in the Western US, assuming there are events for gamblers to bet on May 1 when...

4/6/2020

article Colorado's Sports Betting Market Could Generate $6B in Annual Wagers After Games Are Back on, According to PlayColorado
(Colorado) -- Colorado's sports betting industry will eventually generate billions of dollars in bets annually, hundreds of millions in operator revenue, and...

4/5/2020

article 3 Cripple Creek casinos win sports wagering licenses
(Colorado) -- Century Casino, Colorado Grande Hotel & Casino and Johnny Nolon’s Casino, all in Cripple Creek, are among eight Colorado casinos that received...

4/2/2020

article What Colorado Sports Betting Could Reveal About The Future Of The US Market
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting looms ever closer, with the state still pushing toward a May 1 launch date despite the lack of sports during the coronavirus...

3/30/2020

article Colorado: We’ll Be Ready For Sports Betting May 1
(Colorado) -- If all goes as planned, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission will be ready for legal Colorado sportsbook operators to go live on May 1. The...
article Wildwood Casino signs sports wagering deal with Las Vegas firm
(Colorado) -- Wildwood Casino operator American Gaming Group announced Monday it has signed an agreement for Las Vegas-based ISI Race & Sports to provide hardware,...

3/29/2020

article Cripple Creek to Hold Special Meeting to Address Coronavirus Financial Carnage
(Colorado) -- The current coronavirus crisis has crippled many local businesses with commerce coming to a standstill, such as no action period at local casinos. With...
article Sports Betting Launch In Colorado: Inching toward a delay?
(Colorado) -- When will legal sports betting get underway in Colorado? That’s a question consumers and industry analysts are increasingly asking as the state...

3/25/2020

article There Won't Be Much to Bet on When Sports Betting Becomes Legal
(Colorado) -- On May 1, sports betting will become legal in Colorado. The state will be ready...but all bets are off when it comes to what Coloradans will be able to bet...

3/20/2020

article How did sports betting come to be legal in Colorado?
(Colorado) -- Sports betting in Colorado was officially legalized in November of 2019, in response to the passing of House Bill 19-1327. That bill called for a public...

3/19/2020

article Colorado Sports Betting Regulators Still Pushing Toward May 1 Launch
(Colorado) -- Regulators are still pushing toward a May 1 launch date for Colorado sports betting. Whether that target is met in the face of the coronavirus pandemic...

3/18/2020

article Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel in Towaoc closes
(Colorado) -- The Ute Mountain Casino and Hotel in Towoac closed Wednesday to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus. Kuchu’s Restaurant will continue to...

3/17/2020

article Colorado Casinos Join List of Temporary Closures Forced by Coronavirus
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos are following a state-issued order aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus with operators announcing a series of temporary...
article Cripple Creek casinos shut down, fate of workers undetermined
(Colorado) -- Cripple Creek’s 12 casinos shut down Wednesday under orders of Gov. Jared Polis to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but what will happen to...

3/16/2020

press release Rev. Al Sharpton Urges Lawmakers To Halt The Legalization Of Mobile Sports Gambling In Colorado
(Colorado) -- Today, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton urged Governor Jared Polis, Speaker of the House Kathleen Becker, and members of the Colorado Gaming...

3/12/2020

article Saratoga Casino Hotel owners are about to buy a third casino
(Colorado) -- The owners of Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs have reached an agreement to buy Wildwood Casino, a 67-room inn and two associated businesses in...

3/11/2020

article Saratoga Casino to buy Colorado casino
(Colorado) -- The owners of the Saratoga racino are buying their second casino in Colorado. Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI), which owns both the Saratoga Casino...

3/5/2020

article DraftKings Approved In For Online Sports Betting In Colorado; Three Black Hawk Casinos Get Licenses
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (LGCC) accelerated its pace on Thursday for the state to hit the ground running for its mandated May 1...

3/4/2020

article Two Months Away, Colorado Sports Betting Comes Into Focus
(Colorado) -- Legal sports betting is now less than two months away for Colorado. The expected go-live date is May 1 for both retail and online sportsbooks, and the...
article ‘High Volume’ Of Colorado Sports Betting Apps Leads To Special Meetings
(Colorado) -- A special licensing-only meeting for Colorado sports betting applicants will be held Thursday due to a “high volume” of license requests. The...

3/3/2020

article CLGCC Deliberating On Which Operators Will Receive Betting License
(Colorado) -- Colorado is expected to finally launch legalized sports betting on May 1, 2020. There are dozens of companies competing for a spot in the market and on the...

2/25/2020

article Have a question about sports betting in Colorado? Submit it here.
(Colorado) -- Legalized sports betting is off to the races on May 1, and The Denver Post will be in the starting gate ready to keep locals informed about Colorado’...
article How does sports betting work in Colorado?
(Colorado) -- Slots, blackjack and video poker have been legal to play at casinos in a trio of Colorado mountain towns since 1991. But this spring, gamblers will have a...

2/23/2020

article Colorado will decide what you can — and can’t — bet on in sports
(Colorado) -- With sports wagering set to launch May 1, Colorado regulators on Thursday decided the state will have the ultimate say on what gamblers can — and...

2/22/2020

article Colorado Gaming Regulator Granted First Seven Sports Betting Licenses
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission granted seven state casinos during its Thursday meeting with the right to start offering retail and mobile...

2/21/2020

article Colorado adopts rules governing new sports betting industry
(Colorado) -- Colorado regulators have adopted rules allowing the state to have the ultimate say on what gamblers can and cannot bet on within sporting events. The...
article Colorado Sports Betting: First Seven Licenses Approved, Countdown to May 1 Launch
(Colorado) -- Licensed Colorado sports betting operators can launch wagering operations on May 1st, the state’s Limited Gaming Commission said Thursday. The...

2/20/2020

article Colorado Nears Legal Sports Betting Liftoff After Gaming Commission Approves Rules
(Colorado) -- Colorado regulators cleared another hurdle Thursday in the effort to launch legal sportsbooks in Colorado in time for the Stanley Cup Finals. The Colorado...
article Colorado regulators approve sports wagering rules, first 7 licenses
(Colorado) -- Colorado gaming regulators approved rules Thursday for sports wagering and licenses for seven casinos to offer betting, paving the way for state residents...
article First Colorado Sports Betting Licenses Approved, Rules Finalized
(Colorado) -- The first Colorado sports betting licenses and permanent rules were finalized Thursday by Colorado’s Limited Gaming Control Commission. Operators...
article Proposed Initiative Would Allow Casino Towns to Remove Betting Limit
(Colorado) -- Gambling aficionados who play blackjack, poker, craps and other games in Colorado are limited to wagering no more than $100 on a single bet. That's...

2/18/2020

article Casinos in Colorado Want to Launch Retail and Online Sports Betting
(Colorado) -- Seven casinos that currently operate in the American state of Colorado reportedly filed an application to get master licenses for sports betting.

2/16/2020

article Colorado Gaming Commission Could Issue up to Seven Sports Betting Licenses This Week
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission could issue as many as seven sports betting permits at its Feb. 20 meeting, approvals that would be the...

2/15/2020

article Colorado inches closer to legal sports betting with first licenses set to be issued next week
(Colorado) -- Colorado is expected to issue its first sports betting licenses next week, a little more than two months ahead of the launch of voter-sanctioned wagering...

2/7/2020

article Circa Sports, Century Casinos agree to sports betting deal for Colorado
(Colorado) -- Circa Sports, the wagering platform launched last summer by downtown Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens, has its first location outside Nevada. The...
article Century Casinos partners with Derek Stevens’ Circa Sports brand for Colorado launch
(Colorado) -- After recently completing the acquisition of three casinos from Eldorado Resorts, Colorado-based gaming company, Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY), has...

2/6/2020

article There's A Lot Left To Do Before Sports Betting Begins In Colorado In May
(Colorado) -- Last November, Coloradans voted to legalize sports betting by passing Proposition DD. Under the new law, sports betting will begin in May this year, and...

2/3/2020

article Colorado casinos preparing sportsbooks, betting apps ahead of legal sports wagering
(Colorado) -- With less than 90 days to go until sports wagering becomes legal in Colorado, local casinos are designing and preparing to start construction on Vegas-...

1/30/2020

article Saratoga Casino Holdings Co. Inks Sports Wagering Deal in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Saratoga Casino Black Hawk has signed an agreement with Betfred Group to offer Sports Wagering throughout the state of Colorado. Saratoga Casino Black Hawk...

1/27/2020

article Colorado Sportsbooks Coming From DraftKings, FanDuel Via Twin River
(Colorado) -- Two of the biggest US sportsbooks, FanDuel and DraftKings, will make their splash into Colorado sports betting through Twin River Worldwide Holdings. Twin...
article DraftKings, FanDuel Announce Market Access Deals In Colorado
(Colorado) -- On Monday, two of the leading online/mobile sports betting brands announced deals to enter the upcoming Colorado sports betting market. Voters approved...

1/24/2020

article Colorado gaming regulator prepares to award first round of sports betting licenses
(Colorado) -- Colorado's gaming regulatory body is prepared to award the state's very first licenses for sports betting. Last November, Colorado voters approved...
article Colorado Sports Betting Allowed May 1 But Will Operators Be Ready?
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting can’t officially begin until May 1, but plenty of potential operators are lining up to get approved before then. There were...
article Twin River completes $51-million purchase of 3 casinos
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River said it closed on the Golden...

1/17/2020

article Sports betting: "More questions than answers"
(Colorado) -- Proposition DD was barely passed by voters in November, but how exactly it will work is still being discussed. The Colorado Division of Gaming finalized...
article ‘I Can’t Wait To Play’: Chips On Legalized Sports Betting To Begin This Spring
(Colorado) -- May 1 is the target date for legalized sports betting to begin in Colorado. The state Division of Gaming has approved key rules for licensing and will...

12/27/2019

article State mulling over rules for sports betting
(Colorado) -- There are big changes in store for Colorado’s casino towns as the state prepares to legalize sports betting. “We are working fast and furious...

12/23/2019

article The new sports betting law won't make it rain for Colorado's Water Plan. Here's why.
(Colorado) -- If sports betting was supposed to make it rain on Colorado's Water Plan, state lawmakers are being prepared for a drizzle. At a recent Joint Budget...

12/22/2019

article Sports gambling won't earn enough tax money for Colorado water plan in 2020-21, new memo says
(Colorado) -- Sports betting in Colorado could generate only a fraction of the previously projected tax revenue in its first full fiscal year, falling below the...

12/12/2019

article Close vote on Colorado sports betting reveals risks of ballot questions for states with Georgia, California on deck
(Colorado) -- Since the demise of the federal ban on state-authorized sports betting in May 2018, 19 states (plus the District of Columbia) have joined Nevada in...
article Century Casino Shares Surge After Analyst Starts Coverage With ‘Outperform’ Rating, Calls Stock ‘Cheapest’ in Regional Gaming Group
(Colorado) -- Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) rallied Thursday after an analyst initiated coverage of the micro-cap company with a bullish rating, noting...

12/11/2019

article Colorado Stakeholders Offer Diverging Views On Data Licensing At Integrity Working Group
(Colorado) -- In the wake of the NFL’s first suspension of an active player for gambling in more than two decades, issues related to monitoring suspicious betting...

12/6/2019

article Colorado Sports Betting Summit: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who’s Who
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting stakeholders will huddle next week with state regulators to provide input for the state’s upcoming launch. Coloradans...

11/15/2019

article Fewer than 150 people live in this Colorado mountain town, but 20,000 people visit it every day
(Colorado) -- For the last 155 years, people have been making their way to a narrow gulch in the Colorado mountains with dreams of getting rich. It started in 1859 when...

11/14/2019

article COLUMN: Legal sports gambling in Colorado will rob our most vulnerable
(Colorado) -- When watching TV ads for Colorado casinos, expect to see happy adults. They have, of course, just won a bundle of cash. They celebrate the wondrous and...
article OP/ED: Legal sports gambling in Colorado will rob our most vulnerable
(Colorado) -- When watching TV ads for Colorado casinos, expect to see happy adults. They have, of course, just won a bundle of cash. They celebrate the wondrous and...

11/11/2019

article LEGAL BLOG: What’s Next Now That Colorado Voters Have Authorized Sports Betting
(Colorado) -- On Nov. 5, voters in Colorado approved Proposition DD, meaning that Colorado’s sports betting legislation, HB 1327, will become effective on May 1,...

11/9/2019

article Environmental groups tout passage of sport betting measure that funds water conservation
(Colorado) -- Environmental groups praised Proposition DD following the ballot measure's narrow passage in Tuesday's election. The ballot measure passed 51 to 48...

11/8/2019

article Legal Sports Betting Arrives In The Centennial State
(Colorado) -- Yesterday, Colorado voters narrowly approved a sports betting referendum, establishing Colorado as a sports betting leader in the Mountain West.
article What's next for sports wagering in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters narrowly approved a referendum Tuesday legalizing sports wagering. But when will you be able to place your first bet on the Avalanche,...

11/7/2019

article Wildwood Casino talks plans following approval of Prop DD to legalize sports gambling
(Colorado) -- Voters barely approved legalizing sports gambling in Colorado on Tuesday. However, beginning next year sports betting will be allowed at casinos in Black...

11/6/2019

article An Historic Vote in Colorado
(Colorado) -- An historic vote in Colorado last night was too close to call and is carrying over into today. At the time of this writing, we don’t know the outcome.
article Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.
(Colorado) -- In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the General Assembly agreed to put a question before voters Tuesday to legalize sports betting.
article Colorado Proposition DD to allow sports betting to fund water projects squeaks by
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters have narrowly passed a measure that will legalize sports betting and use the taxes raised to fund projects outlined in the Colorado Water...
article Colorado Voters Don’t Cover The Spread, But Sports Betting Plan Proposition DD Ekes Out a Victory
(Colorado) -- It was closer than polls indicated it would be, but Proposition DD, Colorado’s plan to legalize sports betting as a means of raising revenue for its...
article Colorado’s vote on sports gambling remains in the air
(Colorado) -- A measure to legalize sports gambling in Colorado isn’t finding the overwhelming support proponents had hoped it would. Since allowing legal sports...
article Far From A Slam Dunk, Voters Narrowly Approve Colorado Sports Gambling Measure
(Colorado) -- Proposition DD has passed with 50.7% of the vote, according to unofficial vote totals from the Colorado Secretary of State's office. The Associated...
article Legalized sports gambling, sin tax winning in Colo.
(Colorado) -- Colorado is on the cusp of legalizing sports gambling after voters Tuesday (Nov. 5) narrowly approved a ballot measure that also taxes casino proceeds 10...
article Sports betting measure is still up for grabs in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Election officials are still tallying votes on a ballot measure that would legalize sports betting in Colorado. Votes for Proposition DD gained a slight...
article Tight Colorado Sports Betting Vote Stretches Into Another Day
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters appear almost evenly split on whether to legalize sports betting in the Centennial State. So even, in fact, that it will take at least...
article ‘Yes’ To Sports Betting Has Slight Lead In Colorado
(Colorado) -- Whether or not sports betting will be legal in Colorado this year is too close to call. On Tuesday, Coloradans had the chance to vote on Proposition DD,...

11/4/2019

article Colorado Sports Betting Referendum Proposition DD Expected to Easily Pass in Tuesday Election
(Colorado) -- Proposition DD will be considered by Centennial State voters today and is being pitched as a way for the state to shore up some of the $100 million annual...
article Colorado Springs casino operator reports declining third-quarter earnings
(Colorado) -- Century Casinos reported a 71% drop in third-quarter profits Monday, citing mounting losses at its British casino, costs for a pending acquisition and...

11/3/2019

article Colorado to vote on sports betting, and water could benefit
(Colorado) -- Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to legalize sports betting and tax it to help conserve the state’s most precious resource: water....
article Kiszla: Legalized sports gambling in Colorado will be fun, except for the Broncos QB whose interception costs bettors money
(Colorado) -- If the NFL is religion in America, then our favorite vice is illegal gambling on football. “Gambling on sports isn’t new behavior. People who...

11/1/2019

article Can Colorado Sports Betting Referendum Overcome Ballot Question Language?
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting passed in a bill in May, but whether it’s actually legalized will be decided by vote next week. Proposition DD is on Tuesday...
article Sen. Larry Crowder on Sports Betting in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Senator Crowder, thank you so much for your time. We understand and respect your position on sports betting legalization in the State of Colorado. In the...

10/30/2019

article Colorado voters deciding if the state should allow gambling on sports
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters are currently deciding if sports betting will become legal in our state. The measure being put forward in the ballot reads as follows:

10/25/2019

article Fact-Check: What Proposition DD Would Actually Mean for Colorado
(Colorado) -- With Coloradans scheduled to vote this month on a proposed ballot measure to make sports gambling legal, politicians and other interested parties are...
article Prop DD would legalize sports betting and tax it to fund water projects
(Colorado) -- What would Proposition DD do, if passed? There are two key elements of Proposition DD. First, it would legalize sports betting in Colorado. While sports...

10/23/2019

article Feature film on Standing Bear to be shot in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- The lights, cameras and stars of Hollywood are coming to Nebraska to share a truly Nebraskan story with the rest of the world. Production company Anonymous...

10/21/2019

article What You Need to Know About Proposition DD
(Colorado) -- It might not be the wisest decision to put $20 down on the Broncos given how they’ve been playing recently, but if voters pass Proposition DD in...

10/17/2019

article How sports betting in Colorado would work if voters approve Proposition DD
(Colorado) -- Voters in November will decide whether or not Colorado becomes the ninth state to offer legalized betting on college and professional sports. Proposition...

10/16/2019

article How the Colorado Sports Betting Referendum Came Together
(Colorado) -- Six months after he helped pass Colorado’s $30.5 billion annual budget, Alec Garnett is sitting in the state capitol building with unfinished...

10/15/2019

article How legalizing sports betting would impact the future of Colorado's waters
(Colorado) -- By next year, sports fans could be placing bets on their favorite teams and also supporting the future of Colorado's water. Proposition DD on the...

10/12/2019

article Colorado Prop DD: Voter’s guide to sports betting ballot question
(Colorado) -- Colorado Buffalo fans could have made a lot of money if they’d been able to bet on their home team during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers...
article Conservative think tank opposes tax refund, sports betting ballot measures
(Colorado) -- The Centennial Institute, a conservative think tank in Lakewood, Colo., said it strongly opposes both tax-related measures that Colorado voters will decide...

10/11/2019

article Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado
(Colorado) -- If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and...

10/10/2019

article Centennial Institute comes out strong against Prop CC and gambling
(Colorado) -- The Centennial Institute made its point of view clear on taxes and gambling Wednesday as it came out against Proposition CC and Proposition DD on the Nov....
article Breaking down what Prop DD could mean for Colorado water, gambling
(Colorado) -- According to the 2019 State Ballot Information Booklet, Proposition DD would authorize the state to collect a 10% tax up to $29 million a year (but the...

10/7/2019

article A Win for Colorado’s Water and for Sports Bettors: Vote Yes on DD
(Colorado) -- This fall, voters in Colorado will decide whether sports bettors in Colorado can legally place wagers on the Broncos, the Nuggets and other pro and college...
article Sports Betting Tax to Go Before Voters in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters will decide next month whether to legalize sports betting and immediately subject it to taxation. The measure (Proposition DD), referred to...

10/5/2019

article Forum explores state ballot propositions
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers are asking voters to approve two ballot propositions Nov. 5 that will help keep the state budget in the black and help fund water...

10/3/2019

article Forum explores state ballot propositions
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers are asking voters to approve two ballot propositions Nov. 5 that will help keep the state budget in the black and help fund water...

9/29/2019

article Voters get crack at sports gambling
(Colorado) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting more than a year ago, states have been scrambling with what to do about the matter...

9/28/2019

article Cripple Creek Gears Up for 28th Anniversary of Gaming
(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...

9/26/2019

article Colorado Moves Forward With Sports Betting Plan
(Colorado) -- In less than six weeks, Colorado voters will head to the polls and will decide if the state will become the newest addition to the growing collection of...
article Colorado’s plan to avoid a water shortage needs money. Is a tax on sports betting the answer?
(Colorado) -- In November, Colorado voters will decide whether to legalize and tax sports betting to help pay for a long-unfunded plan designed to protect the state from...

9/25/2019

article OP/ED: The Colorado Lottery’s odds just got better
(Colorado) -- It’s a game of chance, for sure. But going back almost as long as mankind has attached a value to certain commodities, chance has been part of the...

9/23/2019

article Coloradans don’t want another Vegas, but sports betting has a chance
(Colorado) -- When Colorado’s casinos opened their doors in October 1991, one establishment had a dirt floor and served beer from an ice-filled trough that horses...

9/19/2019

article Tax on sports betting would help fund water plan
(Colorado) -- The campaign to fund Colorado’s Water Plan with a $29 million tax on casinos’ sports-betting profits launched a pair of television ads Thursday...

9/18/2019

article Prop. DD explained: What sports gambling would mean in Colorado and how much (or little) it would generate
(Colorado) -- Voters will be asked in November to make Colorado the 20th state with legal sports betting — and, policymakers hope, generate a small pot of new tax...

9/9/2019

article Former employee of Wildwood Casino accuses employer of firing her after she reported sexual harassment
(Colorado) -- A former employee of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek is suing the company for failing to take action when a casino regular sexually harassed her and other...

9/3/2019

article Colorado Gambles on Proposition DD, to Legalize Sports Betting
(Colorado) -- “Who are you betting on?” Representative Leslie Herod asked House Majority Leader Alec Garnett at a House Finance Committee hearing in April....

8/29/2019

article Backers of Colorado sports-gambling measure role out first endorsements
(Colorado) -- Supporters of Colorado's Proposition DD, the referred measure on sports betting that will appear on Colorado's Nov. 5 ballot, announced Thursday...

8/28/2019

article Black Hawk's Isle Casino Hotel completes multimillion-dollar renovations
(Colorado) -- Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk leaders have completed a $35 million renovation of the facility that included upgrading the casino floors, improving all 240...

8/27/2019

article Casino owners are betting that hotels, sports wagering will take Cripple Creek to the next level
(Colorado) -- Cripple Creek casino owners are hoping more hotels and possible sports wagering will help the city’s gaming industry overcome its struggles of the...

8/24/2019

article Will more hotels, sports wagering take Cripple Creek to the next level?
(Colorado) -- Cripple Creek casino owners are hoping more hotels and possible sports wagering will help the city's gaming industry overcome its struggles of the past...

8/21/2019

article Colorado casino-resort recruits workers in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Representatives from a Colorado casino-resort are in Las Vegas this week, seeking to recruit new employees. Monarch Casino Resort Spa is looking to...

8/14/2019

article A sure bet for landing a job dealing at the Monarch Casino
(Colorado) -- In the gambling world there are few sure bets, but at the Monarch Casino in Black Hawk getting a job dealing is pretty close. The casino is in the middle...

8/1/2019

article Colorado’s Double Eagle Hotel and Casino to launch retail and mobile sportsbook courtesy of new PointsBet deal
(Colorado) -- Premier global sportsbook operator, PointsBet, has inked a multi-year agreement with one of the leading casino and hotel destinations in the state of...

6/25/2019

article Record revenue for Colorado casinos combined, Cripple Creek gaming working to grow
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos raked in a record revenue for 2018. Between Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek it’s about $842 million. Colleen Schwanz...

6/23/2019

article As Colorado prepares to ask voters to OK sports betting, a regional divide on the issue has surfaced across the U.S.
(Colorado) -- In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether...

6/17/2019

article Preserving the History of Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Before the introduction of gaming in Cripple Creek, the city was a crumbling mass of run-down buildings suffering from the ravages of time.

6/12/2019

article Colorado casinos raked in a record $842 million in 2018, report says
(Colorado) -- The house won big in Colorado last year. Casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek combined to rake in a record $842.1 million in revenue in...
article Colorado casinos took in record combined revenue in 2018
(Colorado) -- Colorado casinos saw an increase in combined 2018 revenue that set a record for the state. The Denver Post reports that casinos in Black Hawk, Central City...

6/10/2019

article Cripple Creek's Wildwood Casino breaks ground on $14M hotel
(Colorado) -- The Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek threw a party last week for guests, employees and city officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the hotel to be...

6/6/2019

article Wildwood Casino breaks ground for new hotel in Cripple Creek
(Colorado) -- Local city leaders and developers gathered outside Wildwood Casino today to break ground for the new Wildwood Hotel. Bruce Brown, the mayor of Cripple...

6/1/2019

article Vail Valley Senator hopes sports betting can help fund Colorado’s water plan
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters in November will go to the polls with a chance to quite literally wager on the future of the state by either approving or rejecting sports...

5/29/2019

article Wildwood Casino to be first to break ground on Cripple Creek hotel
(Colorado) -- The Wildwood Casino plans to be the first of Cripple Creek's four major casino operators to begin construction of a new hotel when it breaks ground at...

5/27/2019

article Sports gambling is on the table for Black Hawk
(Colorado) -- The Black Hawk City Council met April 24, 2019, at 211 Church Street to review and decide on three agenda items supporting the ongoing Gregory Street...

5/7/2019

article Colorado Senate approves sports betting referendum
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Senate moved sports betting a step closer to the November ballot Thursday by giving a preliminary approval to House Bill 1327. That means the...
article Colorado Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill Setting Up November Vote
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s Senate passed sports betting legislation that would bring legal wagering to the state. But will voters approve the measure in November?...

5/6/2019

article Legal sports betting and TABOR refund question are coming to Colorado ballots this fall
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers have finished their work for the year, but they’ve also created some work for state residents: In the final week, the General...

5/5/2019

article Colorado voters could decide on allowing sports betting in casinos
(Colorado) -- In the final day of the 2019 Colorado General Assembly, lawmakers have given final approval to asking voters if they’ll allow licensed casinos in...

5/3/2019

article A Bill Legalizing Sports Betting In Colorado Cleared The Capitol, But There Are More Hurdles Ahead
(Colorado) -- The bill defied the odds. Sports betting cleared the state Senate in the waning moments of the legislative session, and now awaits Gov. Jared Polis’...

4/30/2019

article 360° Perspective: Sports Betting
(Colorado) -- A bill moving through the state legislature would authorize a November ballot question asking voters to allow an expansion of sports betting in Colorado....
article Cripple Creek sports gambling could come with hefty state tax, to be used for Colorado water plans
(Colorado) -- If Colorado voters approve the initiation of sports gambling into Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City in November, the state will impose a 10...

4/25/2019

article Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting in Colorado, But Needs Voter Approval
(Colorado) -- Colorado lawmakers are considering asking voters to legalize sports gambling and allow the state to collect taxes on the activity. The proposal is a tough...
article Colorado lawmakers eye sports betting for Nov. ballot, but experts caution over expected windfall
(Colorado) -- In a matter of months, Colorado’s sports gamblers may no longer need to travel to Las Vegas to place a legal bet. Earlier this week, Colorado’s...

4/24/2019

article Colorado discusses a bill to allow voters decide on legal sports betting
(Colorado) -- The Finance Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives is working on a bill that would place a measure on the November 2019 ballot to allow legal...
article House clears sports betting measure
(Colorado) -- The Colorado House gave overwhelming support Wednesday to a proposed ballot question to ask voters if the state's casinos could operate sports betting...

4/22/2019

article Colorado makes last-ditch effort to legalize sports betting
(Colorado) -- If the Colorado legislature passes a new sports betting bill that was introduced late last week, the western U.S. state could see the activity legalized at...
article Colorado sports gambling passes first legislative hearing
(Colorado) -- A bill to let Colorado voters decide in November whether to allow wagering on sporting events, with a 10% state tax, won approval Monday from the House...

4/20/2019

article Betting Business: Colorado looking at legal sports betting
(Colorado) -- The state of Colorado could be in the mix to have legal sports betting, according to a report in The Colorado Springs Gazette. House Bill 1327 would allow...
article Sports betting measure introduced
(Colorado) -- A long-awaited bill to legalize sports betting was introduced into the Colorado Legislature last week. The measure, HB1327, would send a question to this...

4/19/2019

article Colorado lawmakers consider sports gambling bill
(Colorado) -- A new bill introduced to the Colorado House this week which would legalize sports gambling at casinos. “We know that people are betting illegally...

4/18/2019

article Colorado lawmakers introduce bill to legalize sports betting
(Colorado) -- If the Rockies make the playoffs in 2020, it’s possible Coloradans could legally bet on the innings from Coors Field. Two lawmakers introduced a bill...
article Colorado sports betting bill introduced late in session
(Colorado) -- Some Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters in November whether sports betting should be legal in the state. Democratic House Majority Leader Alec Garnett...
article Lawmakers eye sports betting tax to pay for water conservation
(Colorado) -- Lawmakers are considering a plan to legalize sports betting in Colorado and ask voters to approve a tax on the betting that would be earmarked for water...
article Sports Gambling Bill Finally Lands In Colorado
(Colorado) -- After months of negotiations, a bipartisan deal on sports gambling was introduced in the Colorado House on Thursday afternoon. The bill, if passed in the...
article State Lawmakers Debate Whether To Allow Sports Betting
(Colorado) -- State lawmakers are debating whether to allow sports betting in Colorado. The Supreme Court recently lifted a ban on sports betting, which clears the way...

4/16/2019

article Last-Ditch Effort To Jump-Start Colorado Sports Betting Afoot In Legislature
(Colorado) -- It’s been nearly a year since Colorado lawmakers first discussed the possibility of legal sports betting in public, and the time for action has come...

4/4/2019

article Sports betting, vaccinations and immigration: 3 bills running out of time at Colorado Capitol
(Colorado) -- With less than a month left until the end of the legislative session, Colorado lawmakers still have some major bills they’re trying to get across the...

4/3/2019

article Colorado casino plans adjoining 104-room hotel
(Colorado) -- A casino in central Colorado is planning to build an adjoining 104-room hotel. The Pueblo Chieftain reports Wildwood Casino announced Monday plans for the...

4/1/2019

article Cripple Creek's Wildwood Casino to start construction on 104-room hotel in May
(Colorado) -- Wildwood Casino on Monday announced construction will begin in mid-May on a $14 million, 104-room hotel next to its casino. The hotel's opening is...

3/30/2019

article A bill to legalize sports gambling in Colorado will likely be introduced by May
(Colorado) -- The bill would allow some casinos to have sports gambling, but mainly it would allow you to do it from your home.

3/27/2019

article Could Colorado Roll Out Mobile Sports Betting Application by 2020?
(Colorado) -- The state of Colorado could soon be able to offer local voters the opportunity to legally bet money on sports games as local lawmakers are preparing to...

3/26/2019

article Lawmakers taking steps to legalize sports gambling in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Coloradans might soon be able to legally bet money on sports games as lawmakers are drafting legislation to legalize sports betting in the state. Rep. Alec...

3/21/2019

article Colorado lawmakers preparing legislation to legalize sports gambling
(Colorado) -- March Madness is here. Millions of Americans, including tens of thousands of Coloradans, are expected to fill out brackets wagering billions on college...

2/13/2019

article If put to a vote, would you support sports betting in Colorado?
(Colorado) -- If put to a vote, would you support sports gambling in Colorado? The United States Supreme Court opened the door to the opportunity last May when it...

1/30/2019

article Black Hawk casinos bought by east coast operator Twin River
(Colorado) -- An East Coast casino operator is buying three properties nestled in an old mining town in Colorado’s central mountains. Twin River Worldwide Holdings...

12/18/2018

article Cripple Creek’s new Christmas Casino and a conversation about the holiday
(Colorado) -- December in Las Vegas means a few things, but for the casino business, it’s the quiet season. “There was a saying in Las Vegas that Santa Claus...

12/6/2018

article As The Details On Legalized Sports Betting Emerge, Competition Bursts Out Of The Gate
(Colorado) -- The details are starting to emerge on what sports gambling in Colorado will look like. In a document obtained by CPR prepared by the state Department of...

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