Colorado sports bettors are playing the waiting game.
Welcome to the world of sports betting since it launched in the state on May 1.
Gambling enthusiasts are waiting for the return of major US sports and, with it, the Colorado market to hit its full potential. Included in that is the allotment of sports betting apps to launch.
As it stands now, nine apps are available to sports bettors in Colorado.
If the first month of sports betting in Colorado is any indication, Colorado is ahead of the curve when the waiting game (finally) comes to an end.
That got us thinking: What are the next three sports betting apps that could launch in Colorado?
This is by no means scientific. It’s one of those “best guesses.” To tie in a gambling reference, it’s a roll of the dice. However, we’re pretty sure these three sports betting apps will launch next.
But as is often said about the weather in Colorado — wait five minutes and it’ll change.
SuperBook sports betting app
It was announced in April that the SuperBook will pair up with the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk to provide both an online and on-site sportsbook option to prospective bettors. As the Denver Post reported, the retail sportsbook will mirror SuperBook’s Las Vegas operation, just on a smaller scale.
As for when the launch of the sports betting app might happen, the most recent update is simply “soon.”
Like Jay said, we can’t wait start up in Colorful Colorado. Right now, we’re stretching out getting ready for game time. Soon… https://t.co/EACEQKNXcm
— SuperBook Sports (@SuperBookSports) June 15, 2020
SuperBook is one of the largest and most successful sportsbooks in America, currently operating throughout Nevada via mobile betting and at its flagship location at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
When SuperBook does launch in Colorado, sports bettors can expect SuperBook’s renowned SuperContest. That, of course, is pending Colorado Gaming Commission approvals.
Of the three, this may be the safest bet to launch next.
Circa Sports operates a retail book in Las Vegas, so Colorado would represent the first foray into mobile sports betting.
As for when Circa Sports will launch in Colorado, Sports Illustrated reported on June 23 that it will do so at “some point in July.”
The hope is that Circa Sports can establish the brand in Colorado. By all accounts, it will launch in the next month or so.
The PointsBet sportsbook reached an agreement with Double Eagle Casino in Cripple Creek in late July 2019. That was one of the first partnerships announced in the state.
Given that, it’s not far-fetched to expect PointsBet to be one of the next sports betting apps to launch here.
As the press release states on the announcement of the agreement:
“PointsBet is a US Sportsbook originally founded in Australia. The company is a cutting-edge bookmaker that prides itself on having the quickest and easiest to use app (iOS and Android) and providing the best content and best experience for sports bettors.”
It’s expected that PointsBet will have a mobile and retail sportsbook in Colorado.
Sports betting relief
As the sports world remains in a holding pattern, there is light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel.
Despite recent virus surges in multiple states, MLB, the NBA, and the NHL are still on a path to return to play.
By the time that happens in late July, Colorado sports bettors should have even more apps at their disposal.