Colorado sports betting became legal on May 1, 2020. This occurred while tribal casinos and those located in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek were closed due to the pandemic. Online sports betting on computers and mobile devices went live at that time in Colorado. There were few sports to bet on at the time. Casinos started to reopen in June. Casinos began debuting retail sportsbooks. Some consist solely of a betting window or kiosks. Others constructed sports betting lounges. More are under development.
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Colorado mobile sportsbooks
There are over 25 online sportsbooks in operation in Colorado. These companies are partnered with casinos in Black Hawk, Central City, Cripple Creek, or tribal casinos. Each Colorado mobile betting app is licensed in the same way the state’s casinos are. Sports betting on these apps is completely legal. It is regulated by the Colorado Division of Gaming.
Bettors must be at least 21 years old. Bets must be made within Colorado state lines where geolocation services are available. Accounts may be made on phones or websites. There is no need to go to the casino to bet on sports. Deposits and withdrawals are made securely directly on the app.
Professional and college sports are on the board at Colorado sportsbooks. Teams like the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, and Denver Nuggets are available for wagering. College betting is legal in Colorado, including in-state games. However, individual prop bets are not permitted under gaming regulations.
Bally Bet is licensed through Bally’s Casino in Black Hawk. There is no retail Bally Bet sportsbook in Colorado. It is only available online and as a mobile app.
Barstool Sports is the sports betting brand at Ameristar in Black Hawk. The casino currently offers sports betting kiosks and a betting counter in its new Barstool Sportsbook. Located on the second floor, it features a 24-foot video wall and 29 TVs. Betting windows are available daily from 10am until 10pm. Kiosks are available 24 hours a day.
Bet Monarch is branded with Monarch Casino in Black Hawk. A new sportsbook opened on the third floor. The sportsbook opens at 11am Monday through Friday and at 9am on weekends.
Betfred is partnered with Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk. It has multiple betting windows, sports betting kiosks, and a 1,400-square-foot sportsbook on the property.
BetRivers is licensed with J.P. McGill’s in Cripple Creek. In-person betting can be made at the casino or bets can be placed on the mobile app.
BetSafe is partnered with Dostal Alley Casino in Central City. Sports wagers must be made on the mobile app or online.
The Famous Bonanza Casino in Central City is Betway’s sports betting partner in Colorado. There is no retail sportsbook inside the casino. However, sports bets may be placed online or using the mobile app.
BetWildwood, through ISI, is the sportsbook for Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek. There is a sports lounge with betting kiosks on the property.
Circa Sports is based in Nevada. It is operated by the same owners as Circa, Golden Gate, and The D casinos in downtown Las Vegas. Circa is partnered with Century Casino, which has operations in Central City and Cripple Creek. While there is no physical sportsbook in Colorado, wagers can be placed using the app or online.
Mobile and online sports betting is available in Colorado through ClutchBet. It is licensed through a partnership with Wild Card Saloon Casino.
FanDuel is another major name in the daily fantasy sports industry that moved to sports betting. It is also partnered with Bally’s in Black Hawk.
FOX Bet is licensed through Lady Luck in Black Hawk. However, Caesars Sportsbook kiosks are located inside the casino. Wagers with FOX Bet must be placed online or using the mobile app.
The PlayUp Sportsbook is licensed through the Bull Durham Casino in Black Hawk. It also operates a mobile racebook in the state.
PointsBet is a unique sports betting service. It offers a variety of wagers, including props that change payouts based on how much a bet covers the spread. It is licensed through a partnership with Double Eagle Hotel in Cripple Creek.
SBK, powered by Smarkets, is the mobile sportsbook app licensed through Bronco Billy’s. It can be downloaded on Google Play, through the Apple app store, and on Android.
Westgate is home to the world-famous Superbook in Las Vegas. The same group offers the Superbook sports betting app in Colorado. It is known for taking large and sharp wagers. Superbook is licensed through The Lodge in Black Hawk.
The Tipico Sportsbook launched in September 2021. Its partner is Century Casinos. There is no retail Tipico sportsbook in Colorado. It is only available online and as a mobile app.
WynnBet is a mobile betting app related to Wynn Resorts. It is licensed through Midnight Rose in Black Hawk. However, only mobile bets are accepted as there is no retail WynnBet sportsbook in Colorado.
Approved sports wagers in Colorado
Most professional sports leagues and NCAA sports are approved. Similar to other states, wagering on high school sports and equivalent-level clubs is prohibited.
Events approved by the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission include Australian Rules Football, badminton, bare knuckle fighting, baseball, basketball, biathlon, bowling, boxing, chess, cornhole, cricket, cycling, darts, disc, e-sports, floorball, football, futsal, Gaelic games, golf, handball, hockey (ice and field), jai-alai, lacrosse, MiniGolf, MMA, motorsports, netball, Olympics, pesäpallo, pool, rodeo, rugby league, rugby union, sailing, SlapFight, snooker, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, windsurfing, and wrestling.
Additional sporting events are approved as summer and winter athletics. Multiple events governed by the Major Eating League are also approved. Events include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and the DraftKings World Halloween Candy Eating Championship.
Closed Colorado sports betting apps
Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk was Elite Sportsbook’s partner in Colorado. A kiosk was available on the casino floor. Wagers were accepted online and through its mobile app. On June 5, 2023, Elite Sportsbook closed its Colorado operations.
Maverick Sports was the mobile betting app for Grand Z Casino, Dragon Tiger Casino, and Z Casino. The sportsbook is open at Grand Z Casino, and there are kiosks available at Dragon Tiger and Z Casino. The sports betting app launched in 2021. However, on June 30, 2023, the mobile app was taken offline. In July 2023, its retail operations closed.
The Sky Ute SportsBook was operated by US Bookmaking. The company is based in Nevada. Sports wagering was available online and through its mobile app. However, on June 30, 2023, Sky Ute closed its Colorado sports betting operations.
TwinSpires, once operated as BetAmerica, was the sportsbook kiosk operator for Bronco Billy’s. In 2022, TwinSpires left the Colorado sports betting market.
Colorado sports betting FAQ
Is sports betting legal in Colorado?
Yes. It is legal on licensed mobile apps, websites, and in-person at casinos in the state.
How old do I need to be to bet on sports in Colorado?
The minimum age for Colorado sports betting is 21.
What sports are on the board at Colorado sportsbooks?
All major sports are permitted. This includes professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts, and auto racing. Some college and other amateur sports are also offered, though NCAA prop bets are not permitted.
What types of sports bets are available in Colorado?
Straight bets, parlays, teasers, futures, in-game and prop bets (excluding college) are among the types of wagers accepted by Colorado sportsbooks.
Are sportsbooks open in Colorado?
Yes. Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek all have in-person sports betting. Arrangements go from self-service kiosks to full-service sportsbooks with viewing areas.
Do Colorado mobile betting apps work on Android and iOS?
Yes. Both operating systems are compatible with Colorado sports betting apps.
Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey