Colorado sports bettors, your state is officially part of the growing number of jurisdictions with legal sports betting. Sports betting in Colorado launched on Friday, May 1, 2020, with multiple apps kicking things off.
While interest is already through the roof on local favorites, such as the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets, Colorado sports betting sites offer lines on everything from the NBA to the UFC.
Naturally, some sportsbooks do it better than others, and we’ll show you which ones hit the right notes. We’ll also show you the types of bets you can place, touch on the biggest events on the sporting calendar, and cover bonuses available at Colorado sportsbooks.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
Given what the country has gone through well over the last year, this feels like the perfect circle for sports betting in Colorado. There’s the NFL and college football, the MLB Playoffs are in full swing, the NHL started and the NBA is about to tip-off. Given the excitement around the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, that should spark betting enthusiasm as well.
For now, the total number of sports betting apps in the state sits at 26. It’s been all quiet on the launch front, though that could change over the next few weeks.
Air Force looks for its win over Boise State since 2016. The Falcons are +4-point underdogs but are riding a three-game winning streak into Saturday.
The Avalanche and Nuggets fans who have Comcast or DISH don’t care how this mess ends with Altitude TV, just end it.
Yes. Colorado sports bettors are to thank Proposition DD for this change in law, as wagering became legal after a critical referendum passed in November 2019. Even if you aren’t a CO resident, however, you can still get in on the action. Colorado residents and visitors will have two main avenues for sports betting:
|Sportsbook||Deposit Bonus||Bonus Code||Play Now|
|DraftKings Colorado||$1,050||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
|BetMGM Colorado||$1,000||PLAYBONUS||Play Now!|
|Caesars Colorado||$5,000||LEGALRF||Play Now!|
|BetRivers Colorado||$250||PLAY250||Play Now!|
|FanDuel Colorado||$1,000||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
|Betfred Colorado||$500||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
|PointsBet Colorado||$2,000||BETBONUS||Play Now!|
|MaximBet Colorado||$1,000||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
|WynnBet Colorado||$1,000||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
|FOX Bet Colorado||$500||None - Use Links||Play Now!|
Several of the biggest and best-known sport betting brands announced partnerships with casinos ahead of the May 2020 launch. Since then, almost two-dozen apps have jockeyed for a share of a crowded Colorado market.
In the meantime, here’s how those partnerships came to be and where things stand now for the apps available in the state in ”2021” and those still forecast to arrive.
This popular DFS site transformed into a sports betting powerhouse in other regulated states. The company works with the Twin Rivers Group, which owns a couple of casinos in Black Hawk. FanDuel’s online sportsbook was one of the first apps to launch in May 2020.
Like FanDuel, this site started in daily fantasy sports. They are part of the same Twin River deal, with Golden Gate, Golden Gulch, and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, all possible sites for its retail sportsbook. DraftKings also went live in Colorado in May 2020.
BetMGM went live in Colorado in May 2020. It is partnered with the Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek. Its online sportsbook is also currently live in several states including New Jersey, Michigan, and Nevada.
BetRivers is partnered with J.P. McGill’s Hotel and Casino in Cripple Creek and launched online in May 2020. Its online offering has been highly successful in other states under the Rush Street Interactive umbrella. It has online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Iowa, in addition to Colorado.
You’ve heard of FOX Sports, and PokerStars. Fox Bet brings together the best of both brands. It uses the innovative Stars Rewards program and offers promotions tied to the anchors and personalities on FOX Sports. It partnered with Lady Luck Casino and launched in May 2020, too.
Another international betting brand that has a big presence in Europe, BetFred is purely a sports betting brand in Colorado despite having casino and poker apps across the pond. They have a deal with the Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk, launching in June 2020. This is owned by the same company behind the famous Saratoga Springs racetrack in New York state.
Launched in August 2021, Caesars Sportsbook brings a proven sports betting app platform to Colorado alongside one of the biggest brands in gaming. The sportsbook has a partnership with Isle Casino in Black Hawk. Via that partnership, there are also Caesars Sportsbook kiosks at both Isle Casino and Lady Luck Casino.
This sportsbook is huge in its native Australia and is already active in other regulated states. It is partnered with the Double Eagle Casino, launching in November 2020. PointsBet has a unique way to bet in addition to the regular singles and parlays. Points betting involves betting units of your stake per point/goal difference in the spreads.
The rebranded sportsbook just launched in Colorado, and is the first state in the U.S. to get MaximBet. Before MaximBet it was called SportsBetting.com but still has parent company the Carousel Group. The sportsbook is partnered with Johnny Nolon’s Casino in Cripple Creek. Colorado bettors can expect a large variety of sports to wager on.
WynnBet was the final sportsbook to launch in Colorado in September 2020. Its launch is thanks to a deal with Bronco Billy’s Casino in Cripple Creek. The online arm of Wynn Resorts, WynnBet is a serviceable and user-friendly app that includes a “Bet and Spin” bonus for parlays.
The legal sports betting environment here in Colorado is quite competitive, and that’s really good news for consumers. Operators have to pull out all the stops to separate themselves from the pack, and that translates directly into generous bonus offers. Here are some of the best ones you’ll find.
The best way to make sure you are getting all of the incentives you are entitled to is by creating an account with the sportsbooks via our exclusive links. You can be up and running in just minutes to take full advantage of these offers.
For free bet offers, the rules are simple. Create your account and receive free funds to play with. Risk-free bets will require a deposit, and the amount that gets refunded is not eligible for immediate withdrawal. Instead, you will need to bet the funds on wagers meeting certain parameters. Money earned from those subsequent bets is eligible for withdrawal though.
For deposit matches, the bonus funds will be credited to your account. These also aren’t eligible for withdrawal right away. The funds are still available to bet with though, so this is a fantastic way to get started on the path towards building up a bankroll.
The sports calendar is jam-packed all year round, so you’ll have little trouble finding something to wager on. From local favorites to niche sports and all points in between, you’ll have plenty of choices to consider.
Here’s what you need to do for each step.
All throughout the year, you’ll have plenty of options to consider when it comes to sports betting but here’s a look at some of the biggest drivers at the betting window.
The biggest attraction at sportsbooks comes in the form of betting on the NFL, and there are numerous ways to get in the game.
Here are just some of the top NFL betting markets you’ll have to consider here in CO.
Pro hoops is another of the biggest draws at the betting window, and it’s a top choice for many seasoned bettors. You can get in on the fun in a number of ways, including a futures bet on the Denver Nuggets to take down the Western Conference or a prop bet on the total points scored by Nikola Jokic next time out.
Here’s a peek at some of the biggest NBA betting opportunities you’ll have to sort through.
The MLB season is a big highlight at sportsbooks from opening day straight through to the World Series. The opportunities are nearly endless, including on the futures and props front. Like the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series? There’s a futures bet with your name on it. Think Trevor Story goes yard next time out? Scroll through the props and place your wagers.
Here’s a look at some of the main MLB betting markets available.
The fastest game on ice brings in plenty of wagering interest. You have a number of ways to bet on the NHL here in CO, including bets that are specific to the Avalanche. Examples include a futures wager on the team to win its division or various prop bets on what star forward Nathan MacKinnon has in store for the next game.
Here’s a look at some of the top NHL betting markets you’ll find at online and mobile sportsbooks.
Interest is through the roof when it comes to March Madness, but there’s plenty to be said for the rest of the college basketball season. There are tons of games to consider, as well as numerous futures opportunities such as the regular-season win total for Colorado State or the chances for Northern Colorado to take down the Big Sky.
Here are some of the top NCAAB betting markets you’ll have to choose from.
College football is a top choice for a number of seasoned handicappers, and folks here in CO can now see what all of the fuss is about. Beyond a plethora of options for each game on the docket, you can wager on things such as Colorado to take down the PAC-12 or an over or under on total wins for Air Force this season.
Here are some of the top NCAAF betting markets you’ll want to take a look at.
The list of sports you can bet on doesn’t begin and end with the major team-based sports. There are a number of other markets to explore, some of which see a great deal of action in their own right. This includes golf, darts, international sports, NASCAR and Aussie Rules Football, just to name a few.
There are a number of times when certain sports from will see a ton of betting action. Examples include a major tournament for golf or tennis, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, or a big UFC pay-per-view event.
One other quick note to keep in mind: Not every operator will offer each of the sports we’ve touched on. You can consult the books you plan to play on for an exact list, but the vast majority of them will have a large menu for you to browse through.
It’s good news on this front for college football and basketball fans. You can bet on college sports here in Colorado without issue. The only exception is that there is no prop betting allowed on any college sporting events.
Here in Colorado, you’ll be able to experience all of the fun and excitement of betting on college sports, including on the local teams. That means that betting on Air Force football is perfectly fine, as is wagering on Colorado basketball or any of the other local teams.
Beyond the locals, you’ll be able to get in the game with college football bowl season and March Madness like never before.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get some bets in after the action had already started? Thanks to the wonders of live betting, you can.
Also known as in-game or in-play wagering, live betting is one of the fastest-growing parts of the sports betting landscape. It refers to bets you can place in real time as a contest unfolds.
It’s a fast-moving market in which the offerings will vary based on what’s going on. Typically, you’ll find new opportunities to bet on the outcome of the contest, wagers that resemble props and bets on certain segments of the game, such as a quarter in basketball or the next drive in a game of football.
Here are a few examples of what you might see:
There’s no need to go to a busy sportsbook to get in on the action with live betting. Online platforms make it super simple to stay on top of the action, and current offerings are generally easy to find.
Live betting is a great way to get additional action on a contest, hedge or double down on your initial positions, or simply become more engaged with the games you love.
You’ll have plenty of betting markets to choose from here in Colorado, and the same holds true for the ways you can wager. All of the major bet types are available at the major online and mobile platforms, ranging from the basics to the advanced.
Here’s a quick cheat sheet for the main bet types you’ll have to consider.
When starting out, remember that there’s no need to try to master everything at once. You can start with one or two bet types, build up your skills, and rinse and repeat as your skills advance. It’s worth taking the time to play around with each of the aforementioned bet types to determine which works best for your overall wagering strategy.
Colorado sports betting apps are the biggest piece of the market for the state by far, but residents and visitors can still visit a few local casinos to bet on sports. Colorado casinos are confined to three towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains: Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Each offers a unique throwback aesthetic to the casinos of the Old West.
|Casino||Sportsbook Name||Sportsbook Partner||Address||City||Phone|
|Ameristar Casino Resort Spa||Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar Black Hawk||Penn National Gaming||111 Richman St||Black Hawk||(720) 946-4000|
|Bronco Billy's Casino||TwinSpires Sportsbook||Churchill Downs||233 E Bennett Ave||Cripple Creek||(719) 689-2142|
|Colorado Grande Casino||Grande Casino Sportsbook||ISI||300 E Bennett Ave||Cripple Creek||(719) 689-3517|
|Grand Z Casino Hotel||Maverick Sports||Maverick Gaming||321 Gregory St||Central City||(303) 582-0800|
|Isle Casino Black Hawk||Caesars Sportsbook at Isle Casino (kioks)||Caesars||401 Main St||Black Hawk||800-843-4753|
|Johnny Nolon's Casino||Johnny Nolon's Sportsbook||ISI||301 E Bennett Ave||Cripple Creek||(719) 689-2080|
|Johnny Z's Casino||Maverick Sports (kiosks)||Maverick Gaming||132 Lawrence St||Central City||(303) 582-5623|
|Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk||Caesars Sportsbook at Lady Luck Casino (kiosks)||Caesars||340 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 998-7777|
|Mardi Gras Casino||DraftKings Sportsbook Black Hawk||DraftKings||300 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-5600|
|Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk||BetMonarch (kiosks)||Monarch Casino Resort, Inc.||488 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-1000|
|Red Dolly Casino||ELITE Sportsbook||Elite Casino Resorts||530 Gregory St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-1100|
|Saratoga Casino Black Hawk||Betfred Sports||Betfred||101 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-6100|
|Sasquatch Casino||Sasquatch Sportsbook||Sasquatch Casino||125 Gregory St||Black Hawk||(720) 880-1616|
|The Lodge Casino||Superbook at the Lodge Casino||Superbook||240 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-1771|
|The Wildcard Saloon||Wildcard Sportsbook||Wildcard Saloon||120 Main St||Black Hawk||(303) 582-3412|
|Wildwood Casino||BetWildwood||Wildwood Casino||119 N Fifth St.||Cripple Creek||(719) 244-9700|
|Z Casino||Maverick Sports (kiosks)||Maverick Gaming||101 Gregory St.||Black Hawk||(303) 271-2500|
Yes, by virtue of the passage of 2019’s Proposition DD, sports betting is now legal in Colorado. Online and retail sportsbooks began opening in 2020. The state now hosts nearly two dozen sportsbook apps alongside several retail locations.
In terms of retail sportsbooks, Colorado’s land-based casinos are eligible to pursue a master license for sports betting in the state. The vast majority of them have already done so, though not all of them have opened a sportsbook.
By law, Colorado’s casinos are limited to three towns. The towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek are the only permissible locations for gambling establishments in the Centennial State.
The Colorado Division of Gaming oversees all gambling in the state. It has extended its regulatory jurisdiction to cover sports betting.
Any Colorado residents or visitors who are 21 years or older can bet on sports.
Yes. Colorado online sports betting is available through your mobile or desktop computer.
Yes, the sports betting sites are owned and operated by some of the most prominent and respected operators in the world and are regulated by the Colorado Gaming Division. They will take the utmost care to safeguard player information from hackers and other criminal elements.
No, both state and federal laws prohibit sports betting across state lines. Colorado sportsbook apps must maintain geolocation verification software and monitor the location of players on their apps continuously.
That being said, if you live outside of Colorado, you can drive across the border and bet online while in the state.
No, an offshore site operates outside the legal protections of the United States. Were there to be any incidents or disputes between you and the sportsbook, you might find your options for recourse quite limited.