Our Mission at PlayColorado.com

To provide the latest news and accurate information about legal and regulated online sports betting, casinos and other forms of gambling in Colorado and beyond.

Our team

Managing editor

Jessica WelmanJessica Welman: Jess heads up PlayColorado and other sites about states with developing sports betting industries. She is an expert on the expansion of sports betting and online gambling across the country, and has written extensively about gambling and poker around the world. Jess is a graduate of USC.



Derek Helling: Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business and sports law. When he isn’t working, he spends his time collecting baseball cards and helping his wife Audrey serve their two Munchkin cat overlords.



Ian St. ClairIan St. Clair: Ian is an award-winning sports journalist. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate, Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. Ian does a segment each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.



Kayla Sherrell ColoradoKayla Sherrell: Kayla is a freelance writer and computer specialist who focuses on technical writing and content development and has started covering the legal sports betting landscape in Colorado and beyond. As a freelance writer, Kayla is a regular contributor to Axiom Communications, Granite Mountain Computer Services, and more.


More about PlayColorado.com

PlayColorado.com is a part of the PlayUSA network, which aims to keep the public informed on all matters related to the US gambling industry, from sports betting to land-based casinos to lotteries. The gambling industry is huge industry across the country, employing tens of thousands of people and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for state and local governments.

PlayColorado mainly focused on the legal sports betting industry in the state, made possible by a 2019 referendum. The site focused on how sports betting is rolling out in the state, from the operators and casinos that offer it to how betting intersects with Colorado and other US sports teams.

Advertising disclosure and editorial guidelines

PlayColorado and the PlayUSA network generate revenue via relationships with legal online sports betting and gaming partners. We may sometimes receive payment when our site’s visitors head to these legal online gaming options.

Here at PlayColorado, we follow these guidelines:

  • Editorial content is in no way affected by our advertising relationships. We exert editorial independence.
  • We attempt to provide only objective and credible information related to Colorado sports betting and gambling. We do this to be a resource for bettors and people simply looking for more information about gambling in Colorado.
  • We are receptive to feedback and want to make sure we have the most up to date information. If you see any issues, please use the contact form below.

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