Colorado Casino and Mobile Sportsbooks
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.
Colorado mobile sportsbooks
There are more than a dozen 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.
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.
BetMGM is partnered with Midnight Rose Casino in Cripple Creek. It is a joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings. New players receive a free bet of up to $500 when making a deposit.
BetMonarch is branded with Monarch Casino in Black Hawk. A new sportsbook is under construction on the newly remodeled property.
BetRivers is licensed with J.P. McGill’s in Cripple Creek. 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.
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.
DraftKings started as a daily fantasy sports operator. It fits naturally into the new Colorado sports betting landscape. DraftKings partnered with Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk. It built a sportsbook on the property that includes a viewing area and a nearby bar. New players receive up to $1,000 in free bets and deposit bonuses.
FanDuel is another major name in the daily fantasy sports industry that moved to sports betting. It is partnered with Golden Gates in Black Hawk. New players receive up to $1,000 in bonuses on the first deposit.
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.
William Hill is an international sports betting brand. 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 William Hill sports betting kiosks at both properties.
Maverick Sports (coming soon)
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 is expected to launch in March 2021.
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 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.
Does the $100 Colorado bet limit apply to sports betting?
No. The maximum bet is determined by the sportsbook.