The team at PlayColorado features some of the leading industry experts and analysts on legal sports betting in Colorado.
PlayColorado features analyst and content manager Ian St. Clair. Ian is widely considered a leading voice on all things sports betting and gambling in the state. He contributed to a documentary on the launch of legal sports betting in Colorado and served as a source for print, TV, and radio outlets throughout the state. It also highlights analysts Eric Ramsey and Dustin Gouker. Eric and Dustin have contributed not only to Colorado coverage but also to national outlets and panel discussions. Both have served as sources for print, television and media outlets across the US.
In addition, PlayColorado features managing editor Ken Pomponio. He also serves as an industry expert when it comes to legal gambling in Colorado.
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5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine / May 2023 — 3 Years Into Colorado’s Sports Betting Experiment
“First, a relatively low tax rate of 10 percent is a huge reason why so many sportsbooks come to Colorado,” says Ian St. Clair, an analyst for PlayColorado.com, which covers the state’s online gambling industry. “Second, Colorado has a massive betting catalog, meaning people can bet on everything under the sun.”
CBS Denver / March 7, 2022 (Conor McCue) — Colorado Suspends Betting On Russian & Belarusian Sports In Response To Invasion Of Ukraine
“Since betting was legalized statewide in 2020, Coloradans have wagered billions of dollars both online and at sportsbooks. A small piece of that pie has been from betting on several Russian and Belarusian leagues, including table tennis, which has had a grip on Colorado bettors since early on in the pandemic.”
The Denver Gazette / Jan. 31, 2022 (Wayne Heilman) — Colorado sports bets decline for second consecutive month
“The $461.4 million bet in December was down 2.9% from November but up more than 60% from December 2020. Betting also declined slightly in November. Even so, wagers in the final three months of last year totaled more than $1.4 billion and accounted for the three highest monthly totals since legal sports betting began in Colorado in May 2020.”
The Center Square / Feb. 1, 2022 (Robert Davis) — Over $5B wagered by Colorado sports bettors since legalization
“Bettors in the state wagered more than $461 million in December, a slight decrease from November’s total handle. On an annualized basis, December’s handle represents a more than 62% increase over December 2020’s handle of more than $281 million, according to CDOR’s data.”
Denver Business Journal / Dec. 2, 2021 (Nick Greenhalgh) — Colorado sports-betting shows no signs of slowing with October record
“In October, gross gaming revenue was up 11.6% to a record $28.6 million, topping the $22.7 million figure in September. The previous revenue record was $23.1 million, which was set in January of this year.”
Yahoo! and The Center Square / Sept. 9, 2021 (Derek Draplin) — Sports betting company to open tech hub in Colorado
“The online sports betting company Tipico plans to open a hub in Colorado that will create more than 400 jobs, the company and state officials said Wednesday.”
CBS Denver / Sept. 27, 2021 (Jeff Todd) — Sports Betting In Colorado To Be ‘Astronomical’ During Football Season
“Since it began, Colorado has brought in more than $10 million in taxes and is pacing ahead of pre-pandemic expectations. Most of the new revenue for the state is going toward the Colorado Water Plan, which was just given millions a few weeks ago.”
Denver Business Journal / May 21, 2021 (Ed Sealover) — One year in, Colorado sports betting booms — but tax revenue sags
“Colorado recorded the third-highest total of sports wagers for any state during their first 12 months of legalized betting, but it generated only about $6.6 million in tax revenue.”
The Denver Post / April 26, 2020 (Tiney Ricciardi) — Colorado sports betting set to launch May 1 with most teams sidelined and state’s casinos closed
“Colorado sports betting is poised to generate $6 billion in annual wagers and an estimated $400 million in revenue once the industry matures, according to Dustin Gouker, chief analyst for PlayColorado.com. Factor in a 10% tax on sports betting revenue and the state could bring in $40 million each year to benefit initiatives like the Colorado Water Plan.”