Could Colorado online casinos be legalized?
It’s unlikely we’ll see legal online casinos in Colorado anytime soon. Legalizing Colorado online casinos would require new legislation drafted and approved in Denver. These are already allowed in other states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and West Virginia.
With the recent expansion of Colorado online gambling, however, it’s certainly possible. Tax revenues from sports betting could potentially lead to a further expansion – which would pave the way for future legislation covering online casinos and poker rooms.
In the meantime, there are legal options for fans of online casinos. Colorado social casinos operate with a model that keeps them legal under existing sweepstakes contest laws. While their range of games and slots is limited, these are high quality. You can use Sweeps Coins to play, and if you win (including progressive jackpots), you can redeem the Sweeps Coins for cash prizes.
Introducing Colorado sweepstakes casinos
CO sweepstakes casinos turn slots and casino table games into mini sweepstakes contests. From players’ perspective, the spin of a slot or shuffle of cards looks exactly the same as you’d find in any casino.
To make this model legal, the sites must comply with the following statement:
There needs to be some way to let players enter the contests without needing to make a purchase. The casinos give you free sweeps coins if you send them a letter or in some cases, award you with free sweeps just for logging in.
This sounds complex, although the model is simple when you strip away the terms. You buy Gold Coins, get Sweeps Coins for free, and then use those Sweeps Coins to enter contests (casino games). If you win, then you can redeem Sweeps Coins for cash prizes.
There are two major brands offering sweepstakes / social casino experiences in Colorado: