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.
Mobile sports betting 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.
The normal $100 Colorado bet limit does not apply to sports betting. Limits are determined by the operator.
Featured Colorado mobile sportsbooks
There are over 25 mobile 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.
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.
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. New players receive a 100% up to $250 deposit bonus. It is awarded in the form of bonus play that must be wagered one time before withdrawing.
Caesars Sports initially launched as William Hill in Colorado. It is licensed through an agreement with Isle Casino and Lady Luck in Black Hawk. There is a betting window near the cage at Isle Casino. There are sports betting kiosks at both properties.
DraftKings started as a daily fantasy sports operator. It fits naturally into the new Colorado sports betting landscape. DraftKings partnered with Bally’s Black Hawk North. It built a sportsbook on the property that includes a viewing area and a nearby bar. It is open weekdays from noon until 10pm and weekends from 9am until 9pm, with hours varying based on game times.
FanDuel is another major name in the daily fantasy sports industry that moved to sports betting. It is partnered with Bally’s in Black Hawk. New players receive up to $1,000 in bonuses on the first deposit.
WynnBet is the mobile betting app related to Wynn Resorts. It is license through Midnight Rose in Black Hawk. However, only mobile bets are accepted as there is no retail WynnBet sportsbook in Colorado. New players receive a free bet off of up to $1,000.
More Colorado mobile sportsbooks
Bally Bet is licensed through the Bally’s casino in Black Hawk. New players receive a 100% up to $550 free bet.
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. New players receive a no-deposit $20 free bet and a deposit match.
BetMonarch is branded with Monarch Casino in Black Hawk. A new sportsbook is under construction on the newly remodeled property.
The Famous Bonanza Casino in Central City is Betway’s sports betting partner in Colorado. New players receive a deposit bonus of up to $1,000.
BetWildwood is the sportsbook for Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek. There is a sports lounge with betting kiosks on the property. It offers online and mobile sports betting. New players receive a 200% up to $200 first deposit bonus.
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.
Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk is Elite Sportsbook’s partner in Colorado. New players receive a free bet of up to $1,000.
FOX Bet is licensed through Lady Luck in Black Hawk. New players receive a risk free bet of up to $500. There is also a deposit bonus of up to $500.
Maverick Sports is the mobile betting app for Grand Z Casino, Johnny Z’s Casino and Z Casino. The sportsbook is open at Grand Z Casino, and there are kiosks available at Johnny Z’s and Z Casino. The sports betting app launched in 2021.
Johnny Nolan’s in Cripple Creek partnered with MaximBet for sports betting. That mobile betting app offers players four weekly deposit bonuses with a combined value of up to $1,000.
The PlayUp Sportsbook is licensed through the Bull Durham Casino in Black Hawk. It offers players a 100% up to $200 first deposit bonus.
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. New players receive a free bet offer of up to $1,000.
The SI Sportsbook is branded by Sports Illustrated. Its sports betting partner in Colorado is Colorado Grande.
The Sky Ute SportsBook is operated by US Bookmaking. The company is based in Nevada. The mobile sports betting app is open, even with the casino temporarily closed.
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. New players receive a 100% up to $750 first deposit bonus.
TwinSpires is licensed through Bronco Billy’s in Cripple Creek. Its mobile betting app offers players a risk-free bet of up to $1,000.
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.