Colorado Online Sports Betting Guide: Mobile Sportsbook Apps Free Bets

Colorado Sports Betting

 

With a law passed in November 2019 and regulated by the CDOG, Colorado online sports betting is finally set to begin on Friday, May 1st! Colorado residents and sports bettors physically located in the state can now enjoy in-person or retail sportsbooks, along with online/mobile sports betting. This page should serve as the “Ultimate Guide To Colorado Sports Betting”, with information on where, how, when and what you can bet on in Colorado.

 

 

Colorado Online Sportsbooks & Mobile Betting Apps

 

 

1. DraftKings Colorado Sportsbook App

DraftKings Sportsbook brings their wildly popular brand to the Colorado online sports betting market. DraftKings also plans to open a retail sportsbook at Black Hawk’s Golden Mardi Gras casino. DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado app will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

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2. FanDuel Colorado Sportsbook App

FanDuel Sportsbook has quickly jumped to the lead in the U.S. online/mobile sports betting industry with #1 rankings in handle in revenue in NJ ad PA. Can they do the same in Colorado? FanDuel Sportsbook Colorado is available for iOS and Android devices.

 

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3. William Hill Colorado

We are not sure exactly what William Hill is doing in Colorado or when, but their presence will be substantial. William Hill Sportsbook has 3 operating licenses for Colorado. 2 retail sportsbooks are expected, along with their online/mobile app.

 

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4. BetMGM Colorado App

BetMGM is quickly gaining market share on the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings. The BetMGM sportsbook app is available in NJ, Indiana, WV, Nevada, and now Colorado. BetMGM will also have a retail sportsbook in Colorado, of which we are still waiting on details. BetMGM Colorado will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

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5. FOX Bet Colorado

FoxBet and FanDuel will soon be under the same company umbrella, Flutter. In the meantime, they will battle for sports betting market share in Colorado. Fox Bet is best known for sports personalities like Colin Cowherd and Charissa Thompson providing massive amounts of traffic to the app during the football season. FOX Bet Colorado is expected to launch towards the end of May in Colorado on iOS and Android devices.

 

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6. PointsBet Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

Denver will be the HQ of the West for PointsBet. The Australian based company successfully launched in New Jersey and expects to be live in Colorado this Spring. PointsBet also plans to open a retail sportsbook at Double Eagle Hotel and Casino in Cripple Creek. PointsBet Colorado is available for iOS and Android devices.

 

7. BetRivers Colorado App

BetRivers is currently available in PA and Indiana. They are expecting a mobile app launch in NJ sometime in May and will have in-person app registration in Illinois once COVID-19 stipulations are relaxed. BetRivers Colorado mobile availability could be a question for launch on iOS devices.

 

8. Bet Wildwood

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: May 2020

This will be the online/mobile sports betting product for Wildwood Casino in Colorado.

 

9. SBK (Smarkets) Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: May/June

SBK, a betting exchange app, will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

10. Barstool Sportsbook Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: 4Q 2020

Colorado will most likely be the first state to experience the Barstool Sportsbook experience. Ameristar parent company Penn National Gaming acquired a 36% stake in Barstool Sports last January. Many in the industry are intrigued to see how Dave Portnoy and the Barstool crew make waves with their new project. Barstool Sportsbook Colorado will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

11. Circa Sports Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

A VERY popular brand in Las Vegas, Colorado will mark the first expansion for Circa Sports outside of Nevada. Circa Sports Colorado will be available for iOS or Android devices.

 

12. BetAmerica Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

BetAmerica is owned by Churchill Downs and quite frankly has not performed well in NJ and PA. The BetAmerica sports betting handle and revenue towards the bottom of each state. Hopefully, a new start in Colorado will change the direction of the brand BetAmerica will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

13. BetFred Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

UK-based Betfred will be launching in Colorado and Pennsylvania this Summer. Via a partnership with Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk, a retail sportsbook and mobile betting app are in the works for 2020. Betfred will be available for iOS or Android devices.

14. theScore Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

The Score betting app is currently active in NJ and the numbers have been quite embarrassing to this point. theScore Bet will be available for iOS and Android devices.

 

15. SuperBook Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: August 2020

SuperBook Colorado adding an additional retail sportsbook outside of Nevada certainly grabbed some headlines. The Colorado retail location will be housed in Lodge Casino in Black Hawk. The SuperBook app is expected to launch in late August 2020. SuperBook will be available for iOS and Android devices

 

16. Wynn Sportsbook Colorado

Expected mobile sports betting app launch in Colorado: TBA

Not a lot is known about the timeline for Wynn in Colorado. It’s probably a safe bet that we see a launch by the 2020 NFL season

 

Where Can I Bet on Sports in Colorado?

There are a ton of casinos in the state of Colorado but do not expect every single one to offer sports betting. It is a costly start up cost, and with most people betting online (80+%) when offered, it may not be in the interests of every casino.

There are 39 eligible casinos able to offer sports betting in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Expand some of the larger ones to offer, while some of the smaller ones will not.

You will be able to bet in-person and from the comforts of your own phone or other mobile devices within the confines of Colorado. Take a look at what Colorado sports betting will look like on day one.

 

Colorado Online Sportsbook Partnerships in Place

Online Sportsbook (Mobile App)Colorado Casino PartnershipCasino Parent Company
Barstool SportsAmeristarPenn National Gaming
BetAmericaBronco Billy'sFull House Resorts
BetFredSaratoga CasinoSaratoga Casino Holdings
Circa SportsCentury Casino Cripple CreekCentury Casinos
DraftKingsGolden GatesTwin River Worldwide Holdings
FanDuelGolden GulchTwin River Worldwide Holdings
FoxBetLady Luck Black HawkEldorado Resorts
PointsBetDouble EagleDouble Eagle
SmarketsChristmas CasinoFull House Resorts
SuperBookThe LodgeJacobs Entertainment
theScoreGilpinJacobs Entertainment
Twin RiverGolden Mardis GrasTwin River Worldwide Holdings
William HillIsle Black HawkEldorado Resorts
WynnBilly's CasinoFull House Resorts
  • Double Eagle Hotel and Casino and PointsBet have an agreement in place in Colorado. This will allow for PointsBet to offer its unique and trendsetting offerings to Colorado residents and visitors. As of March 24th, 2020, PointsBet received its sports betting operator license in the state.

  • Full House Resorts (Bronco Billy’s) also have deals with BetAmerica and others, and Bronco Billy’s has already announced a new project that will have a hotel, parking garage, spa, and more coming to the casino in hopes they will capture some of the retail betting, in addition to using BetAmerica and others for the online offerings.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holding partners with DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Century Casinos, Inc is partnered with Circa Sports Colorado to offer sports betting in the state. In an early April press release, Century Casinos, Inc and Circa Sports were approved for their proper licenses ahead of a May launch. The two had an agreement in February to bring the product to Colorado.
  • Roar Digital is a joint venture with MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings.

 

SportsBookUSA Enters Colorado with Lodge Casino Partnership

This is massive news for the Colorado online sports betting market, as one of the premier Las Vegas sportsbooks in SuperBookUSA will be entering the state with a partnership with a Black Hawk casino. As the tweet from David Purdum also mentions, this means the SuperContest could be coming to Colorado as well! The SuperContest is one of the premier sports betting contests and events in the world, making this a massive move for Colorado. Thank the state’s low tax rates for why SportsBookUSA plans to enter the state. There is another big player in Colorado, as the state is ready for its May 1 launch.

 

Colorado Issues More Sports Betting Licenses Ahead of May Launch

On Thursday, April 16th 2020, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved and issued more than 12 licenses to add more selections to the state when the state is able to launch sports betting on May 1, 2020. Here are the following licenses that were granted in mid-April:

  • Churchill Downs
  • BetFred
  • Internet Sports International
  • Digital Gaming Corporation USA
  • WSI US, LLC

Churchill Downs will enter Colorado under the “BetAmerica” brand, after coming to an agreement with Full House Resorts in September 2019. In addition to the above operators being approved, Colorado also approved six more casinos to operate sports betting including Wildwood Casino at Cripple Creek, Easy Street Casino, and others.

This brings the total to 30 licenses issues in Colorado, which means there are only three left for the state. 30 is a massive number, which should mean great things for Colorado bettors given the competition in prices between these sportsbooks.

 

What Mobile Betting Apps Can I Use in Colorado?

As aforementioned, PointsBet and BetAmerica will be available in Colorado with their respective deals with Double Eagle and Bronco Billy’s. The list has grown in 2020, as there will be double digit big-name sportsbook operators.

Expect there to be many other offerings in the state, as there are plenty of casinos that will be outsourcing their online betting to top internet gaming operators.

Expect to see:

 

What Sports Can I Bet in Colorado?

The only restrictions in Colorado as far as sports betting goes are: no high school sports, no prop bets on collegiate athletics, and no non-sanctioned e-sports competitions.

There is nothing in Colorado law preventing any sport in particular from being offered.

Colorado offers the following sports:

  • Auto Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Olympics
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

In addition, Colorado’s overseeing committee approved a plethora of other sports that include some niche betting markets. These include:

  • Badminton
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biathlon
  • Cricket
  • Floorball/Bandy
  • Field Hockey
  • Handball and more.

 

What Types of Bets Can I Place in Colorado?

No prop bets on collegiate athletics can be offered in Colorado, but that is the only restriction as to the type of bets you can place in the state.

Colorado sportsbooks offer:

  • Moneylines
  • Totals
  • Spreads
  • Parlays and Teasers
  • Props
  • Futures
  • Live Betting
  • and more!

 

How Can I Deposit Real Money at Colorado Sportsbooks?

Expect to see the following cashier methods on sportsbook apps in Colorado:

  • Cashier’s Cage in person
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Bank Transfers
  • Prepaid Casino Cards
  • PayPal
  • NETELLER
  • eCheck
  • PayNearMe

 

Colorado Sports Betting Law

The bill “HB19-1327” was passed into law in November of 2019, set for sports betting to be offered as early as May 2020. There are plenty of conditions included, here are some highlights.

  • Voter referendum.
  • A limited number of total licenses issues in the state.
    • Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek Casinos only, by law.
    • Each will be able to offer mobile/online betting.
  • Taxes set at 10% of net proceeds.
    • Taxes are primarily based to fund the Colorado Water plan, and is a casino tax.
  • Casinos are free to set their OWN betting limits, which is great for consumers.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to place bets.

 

 

Colorado Gaming Control Approves Sports Betting Licenses

In early April 2020, Colorado has ramped up approvals for sports betting licenses in the state. Just in the first week of April alone, the following have been approved in Colorado to offer sports betting in May.

  • William Hill US
  • Rush Street Interactive (BetRivers)
  • Smarkets USA
  • Penn Sports Interactive (Barstool Sportsbook?)
  • Circa Sports
  • BetMGM

With these additions joining DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, BetAmerica and others, there will be plenty of competition in Colorado sports betting which is great for the bettor. In total, 18 new sports betting licenses were approved in early April, including some of the massive brands seen above.

 

Colorado Will Be A Sports Betting Hot Spot

As of May 1 once Colorado legally is allowed to offer sports betting, there will be a ton of top-branded sportsbook offerings in the state. Currently, the only states to offer a vast amount of competition are New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Colorado seems to be the third state in this bunch. Credit lawmakers on reasonable taxes that allow for many operators to enter the state. There are vast levels of optimism in Colorado when it comes to the future of sports betting in the state, and there is no secret as to why.

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COLORADO ONLINE SPORTS BETTING FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Colorado?

Yes, Colorado voters approved a bill to legalize sports betting in November 2019. Retail sportsbooks and online sportsbooks will open in May 2020.

Can I bet online in Colorado?

The Colorado sports betting bill includes a provision for statewide online wagering with a start date of May 1, 2020. Familiar online sports betting sites and apps from DraftKings, FanDuel, Pintsbet, William Hill plus more will be available.

What is the legal gambling age in Colorado?

The minimum gambling age for sports betting, horse racing, and casino games in Colorado is 21 years old. The legal gambling age in Colorado is 18 for lottery and bingo games.

Does Colorado have legal online casinos?

No, the last attempt to legalize online casinos in Colorado failed miserably in 2013. With the launch of sports betting, expect Colorado online casinos and poker to get another chance.

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