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Colorado residents voted and approved Proposition DD into law, allowing for legal online sports betting to take place! As a sports bettor in Colorado, read on to see how you’ll be able to make wagers in the state.
CO Online Sports Betting
Online sports betting is sweeping the nation after the recent overturning of PASPA. PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, was a set of laws from 1992-2018 that prohibited sports betting on a federal level.
Now, the market is open for online sportsbooks in Colorado. The law doesn’t take effect until May of 2020, but online sports betting has a well-established presence in several states like sports betting in Pennsylvania and betting in New Jersey. By May of 2020, expect dozens of secure apps that allow you to bet on your favorite sports directly from your smartphone.
Colorado Sportsbooks Apps
There aren’t yet any Colorado sportsbook apps available. However, all indication points to sportsbook apps going live in the Centennial State by May of 2020 at the earliest. Over 30 locations will be able to release a branded online sports betting app with no extra licensing required.
In sum, there’s no reason why Colorado sportsbook apps shouldn’t be coming on the market as soon as Spring 2020. Expect a good variety of apps offering bets on all of your favorite collegiate and professional sports!
With a relationship with a retail-casino already, PointsBet could very well be the first CO sports betting platform.
CO Sports Betting Rules
When Colorado sports betting was passed into law, there were a few provisions made by the legislature. First of all, online sportsbooks will not go live until May of 2020 to give operators the chance to implement online platforms and get their licenses in order. When they do, there will likely be sportsbook bonuses to claim for new customers.
Secondly, legal sports betting only covers online betting at the moment. Casinos in the three municipalities with legal gambling will have to pass separate ballot initiatives to allow for in-person sports betting.
Additionally, there is a caveat with Colorado online sports betting: proposition or “prop” bets are not allowed on collegiate events. A “prop” bet is a bet on a specific in-game event that doesn’t have to do with the final outcome.
All of this in mind, sports betting apps in Colorado should be releasing right around the May 2020 start date. Of course, all CO online gambling is restricted to folks physically within the state borders, and they must be of legal gambling age.
As for online racebooks, horse racing betting is legal in Colorado as well. There is a list of licensed operators on the CO Dept. of Revenue website, which includes operators such as TVG and TwinSpires.
With TVG or TwinSpires you’re able to bet on races all over the country and, in some cases, internationally. To open an account with online racebooks, you need to be at least 18 years of age.