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Colorado

The Centennial State was the 19th state to legalize sports betting. Here's what you need to know about Colorado sports betting from top sportsbooks and promotions to current betting markets and educational resources.

    Betr Colorado

    Betr has acquired access to bring their Betr Sportsbook to Colorado in the future! We will update you with more information once we know when that launch is officially happening.

    Is Sports Betting Legal in Colorado?

    Yes! Sports betting has been legal and live in Colorado for almost half a decade, so residents can use the best sportsbook apps available in the market now.

    Colorado Sports Betting Key Takeaways

    Colorado is a major sports betting state, so there's a lot of key information to take note of. Read our key takeaways to know before starting to wager in Colorado!

    🤔 Is CO Sports Betting Legal? Yes, as of May 2020

    🚀 CO Mobile Sports Betting Launch Date

    May 1

    📰  Latest CO Sports Betting News

    Sportsbooks generated 509.5 million in April, which was the lowest result since last September

    👍 Live CO Sportsbooks

    BetMGM, bet365ESPN BET, Fanatics Sportsbook, Caesars, Betfred, SI Sportsbook, BetwayFanDuel, BetRivers, SuperBook, DraftKings, and PrizePicks (free version only)

    Betr will be launching in the future

    ✅ Last Verified July 21, 2024

    Who Can Bet on Sports in Colorado?

    In order to participate in online sports betting, you'll have to meet the requirements below:

    • 21+ years old
    • Use an approved sportsbook mentioned above while being physically present in the state
    • Verify your account and comply with the terms and conditions of the sportsbook of your choosing

    Who Regulates Colorado Gambling?

    The Colorado Division of Gaming within the state, which includes online and retail sportsbooks, the lottery, horse racing, and casinos.

    Details of the CO Sports Betting Bill

    Here are the key facts to note about HB 19-1327, the Colorado's approved sports betting bill.

    • Casino owners in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek are allowed to partner with a sportsbook
    • 10% online + retail sports betting tax rate
    • Up to 33 online sportsbooks are permitted to operate (there are 33 casinos located in the state)
    • Every online operator is required to partner with a casino or pro sports team/sports venue
    • Betting on all major sports markets is allowed except college player props

    Professional Team Licenses

    Here are the current pro team sportsbook partnerships in Colorado:

    1. Colorado Avalanche & Fanatics Sportsbook
    2. Colorado Rockies & bet365
    3. Colorado Rapids & Tipico Sportsbook
    4. Denver Broncos & BetMGM + FanDuel, + Betfred
    5. Denver Nuggets & Fanatics Sportsbook

    How to Start Betting in Colorado

    It's easy to get started with sports betting in Colorado. Here's how:

    Step 1: Choose a CO Sportsbook

    Colorado has a few sportsbooks, and will eventually have more than a dozen, so you'll be able to shop for the best lines. But you have to start with one. Let's start with BetMGM! If you want signup steps with a video walkthrough on placing your first bet in Colorado, check out our write-up here.

    Step 2: Sign Up, Enter a Promo Code (if applicable), and Deposit

    Follow the prompts to set up your account with BetMGM. They may ask for your social security number or driver’s license to verify your identity and age. BetMGM will take you right to the deposit screen once you’ve put in your information. Select your payment method, then click deposit. The best method, in our opinion, is direct deposit via a bank account. You can use your login, and when you cash out, the money will go straight to your bank account (and not credited back to a card).

    Step 3: Verify Your Location

    If you're using a desktop computer, Colorado sportsbooks require you to download location-tracking software. The state uses GeoComply, which is an industry gold standard. If you're on your phone, just allow the app to track your location, and you won't need additional software.

    Step 4: Place a Legal Bet in CO

    BetMGM offers fair odds compared to its competitors in a lot of markets. Here's how to make a bet. Congrats! You’ve just placed your first legal sports bet online in Colorado!

    • Go to the sport
    • Click the line you want to bet
    • Click bet slip (or navigate if you're on a computer)
    • Enter your bet amount
    • Submit

    Permitted Betting Markets and Sports in Colorado

    Sports fans can wager on a full range of bet types, including:

    • Point Spreads. Spread betting is a bet on the margin of victory in a game, or the point "differential." (See: Our Guide to Point Spread Betting)
    • Moneylines. Moneyline betting is when you pick the winner of the game or event, either one team or another. (More detail here: Moneylines)
    • First Half & Second Half. Halves let a bettor treat the first half and the second half as separate matches. (Additional insights: Half Bets)
    • Totals. A total, also known as an over/under, is a bet on the number of points both teams will combine to score in a game. (See: Understanding Totals in Sports Betting)
    • Futures. Future bets are a bet on an event that will be decided in the future (e.g., end-of-season results). (More: Longer-term Betting: Futures)
    • Player Props. A "prop" bet, short for a proposition, is a wager that is not directly tied to the final score or outcome. (See: Everything to Know About Prop Bets

    There are also no shortage of sports markets that bettors can take advantage of to make wagers, including:

    • Football: NFL & CFL 
    • Basketball: NBA, WNBA, European/international baseball league
    • Baseball: MLB 
    • Hockey: NHL, international hockey leagues
    • Soccer: MLS, English Premier League, UEFA Champions League
    • College sports: NCAA football, basketball, etc.
    • Golf: PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA European
    • Auto Racing: IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One

    Additional market choices like boxing, tennis, rugby and more are also be offered at many of CO's sportsbooks.

    What Can't I Bet On in CO?

    CO sports bettors are prohibited from individual performance prop bets across all college sports. ❌ 

    What does this mean? You cannot bet that #12 on the Buffaloes will score 20 points in a particular game. However, you can bet on if a particular CU player is favored to win the Naismith Trophy this season. So, there are no single-game player prop bets allowed to eliminate the possibility of gameplay conflicts of interest.

    Colorado Sports Betting Background

    In November 2019, Coloradans voted to legalize sports betting within the Centennial State.

    The Colorado bill's unique feature was an environmental angle: Proposition DD coupled sports betting legalization with a 10% sports gambling tax to support the state’s water conservation initiatives. Despite state leadership and environmental advocates' confidence in the bill, it passed at a tighter margin than anticipated at 51.41% to 48.59%. Still, a win is a win for bettors in Colorado.

    Sportsbooks officially started accepting bets in Colorado on on the first day of May in 2020, with DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and BetRivers leading the way — although the much-anticipated launch happened without major sports or casinos open and no major sports live due to the pandemic.

    Sports betting is also available at Colorado's physical casinos located west of Denver and Colorado Springs.

    Below is a complete timeline of CO's legalization process.

    Click for Previous Colorado Sports Betting Background and Legalization Updates
    Date Legalization Update
    January 2024 Betr Sportsbook earns market access in Colorado. [Jan. 23]
    December 2023 Fanatics Sportsbook officially launches in Colorado, replacing PointsBet in the state.
    August 2023  WynnBET ceases operations in Colorado and several other states. [Aug. 11]
    September 2021 SI Sportsbook launches two days before the start of the 2021-22 NFL season on Sept. 7. SI's launch was geared toward the NFL season, which is set to include various promos for new users looking to bet on their favorite football teams.
    August 2021

    PENN Entertainment becomes live in CO on Aug. 9.

    May 2021

    Bally Bet becomes live in CO on May 24. 

    April 2021

    Betway joins the CO market on April 5. This is an exciting launch for Betway, a European-based sportsbook that is starting to gain entry into various U.S. markets.

    November 2020

    PointsBet officially launches on Nov. 18. The Australian-based operator launched in CO, bringing their exclusive "Pointsbetting" to the state. (Note: PointsBet is no longer active in Colorado as Fanatics Sportsbook has taken its place). 

    WynnBET officially launches on Nov. 26. The Las Vegas brand joins PointsBet as the second sportsbook to launch in CO during Nov. 2020. 

    September 2020

    theScore Bet officially launches on Sept. 2. The Toronto-based multimedia giant launched its sportsbook app right before the start of the 2020 NFL season.

    MaximBet joins theScore by launching on Sept. 16. Known as an international magazine brand, Maxim decided to test the sportsbook market in CO and will be actively try to enter other markets moving forward.

    July 2020

    Caesars joins the growing CO market on July 24. The sportsbook giant that has entered most available U.S. markets becomes the sixth online book to launch in The Centennial State.

    June 2020

    Betfred officially launches in June. The UK-based operator agreed to launch as CO's first casino sportsbook at the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk. 

     

    May 2020

    Online sports betting officially launches in May. The launch included FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers, and DraftKings.

    April 2020

    SuperBook USA launches in the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, CO. As one of the smaller book operators in the CO market, SuperBook hopes to secure their foothold in 

    November 2019

    Sports betting is legalized in Colorado after HB19-1327 was approved. After a highly anticipated wait, online sports betting has been legalized in the Centennial State. Residents then have to wait until the approved sportsbooks meet the requirements to officially launch.

    Alternatives to Online Sports Betting in Colorado

    If you're interested in alternative online gaming options, take a look at what else you can participate in as a resident of Colorado!

    Retail Sports Betting

    As mentioned earlier on this page, Colorado has over 20 retail sportsbooks to choose from.

    Daily Fantasy Sports

    While Colorado doesn't have laws in place that prohibit DFS apps, residents can still participate in some available in the state, including PrizePicks.

    When signing up, enter the PrizePicks promo code ACTION6 to Get a $100 INSTANT Deposit Match!!

    Horse Betting

    Betting on horse racing has been legal and live in Colorado for a few years now. Bettors can place their horse race bets on the following legalized racebooks: AmWager, DRF Bets, FanDuel Racing, TwinSpires, TVG, and several other operators.

    Lottery

    The lottery is legal in Colorado, so residents can legally participate in various in-person and online lottery games, like the Powerball and the Mega Millions.

    Colorado Sportsbooks

    Here are the top online sportsbooks live in Colorado right now, along with their bonus offers:

    Fanatics Sportsbook CO

    Fanatics Sportsbook

    Fanatics Sportsbook is officially live in Colorado! The sports retail giant made Colorado a next stop in their sports betting world quest. More recently, Fanatics has now partnered with the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche in Ball Arena, which is located in Denver.

    Fanatics Promo

    Bet and Get up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets!

    Fanatics Promo Code

    No promo code required

    Action Network Score

    9.8/10. See our Fanatics Sportsbook Promo Code for more in-depth information about Fanatics and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    Fanatics Terms & Conditions

    Must be 21+. GAMBLING PROBLEM? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (CO/IL/KS/KY/MD/OH/MI/NC/NJ/PA/TN/VA/VT/WV/WY), (800)-327-5050 or http://gamblinghelplinema.org (MA), Call (877-8-HOPENY) or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), (888) 789-7777 or http://ccpg.org (CT), or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), or www.mdgamblinghelp.org (MD), or morethanagame.nc.gov (NC), or 1800gambler.net (WV) 

    BetMGM logo

    BetMGM

    "The King of Sportsbooks" joined The Centennial State's market on May 1, 2020, when online sports betting officially became live in the state. Launching on CO's online sports betting debut has given BetMGM an advantage over other sportsbooks that entered the market later. 

    BetMGM Bonus

    Exclusive: 20% Deposit Match up to $1,600 in Sports Bonus!

    OR

    Get up to $1,500 Back in Bonus Bets if Your First Bet Doesn't Win!

    BetMGM Bonus Code

    ACTION1600

    OR

    AN1500

    Action Network Score

    9.8/10. See our BetMGM Bonus Code and review for more in-depth information about BetMGM and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    BetMGM Terms & Conditions

    21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, LA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY. Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY). Call 1-800-327-5050 (MA). 21+ to wager. Please Gamble Responsibly. Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS, NV), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), or Call 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help (MI). Visit BetMGM.com for Terms & Conditions. Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Add’l terms.

    FanDuel logo

    FanDuel

    Here's the low-down on the welcome offer that new FanDuel users can redeem:

    FanDuel Promo 

    Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets If Your Bet Wins + Bonus/Boosts Everyday!

    This promo ends soon - sign up now!

    FanDuel Promo Code

    There is no promo code required to claim the FanDuel offer

    Action Network Score

    9.6/10. See our FanDuel Promo Code and review for more in-depth information about FanDuel and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    FanDuel Terms & Conditions

    New players only, 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Available in AZ, CT, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA, OH, TN, VA, VT, WV, WY only. Full T&C apply.

    bet365 banner logo

    bet365

    As one of Europe's best sportsbooks, bet365 joined the U.S. market first in New Jersey. With fair pricing and reliable odds, this would be a great sportsbook to add to your library in Colorado sports betting.

    bet365 Promo

    bet365 Promo Code

    TAN365

    Terms & Conditions

    New players only, 21+ (18+ in KY). Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Available in AZ, NJ, IA, CO, KY, IN, LA, NC, VA, OH only. Place a qualifying bet of up to $1000 to be eligible for a matched refund in Bonus Bets if your qualifying bet loses. A deposit (minimum $10) is required to participate in this offer. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply. Registration required.

    New players only, 21+ (18+ in KY). Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Available in AZ, NJ, IA, KY, IN, LA, CO, NC, VA, OH only. Bet $5 and Get $150 in Bonus Bets at bet365. Deposit required. Bet Credits wager excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply. Registration required.

    Action Network Score

    9.5/10. See our bet365 Bonus Code and review for more sportsbook details and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    bet365 Terms & Conditions

    New players only, 21+ (18+ in KY). Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Available in AZ, NJ, IA, CO, KY, IN, LA, NC, VA, OH only. Place a qualifying bet of up to $1000 to be eligible for a matched refund in Bonus Bets if your qualifying bet loses. A deposit (minimum $10) is required to participate in this offer. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.

    Caesars logo

    Caesars Sportsbook 

    Caesars Sportsbook (formerly known as William Hill) is one that effectively integrates a top-tier platform with regular player promotions to help users pad their account. Caesars has partnered with sports and entertainment icons alike to get the word out on its competitive odds across a variety of sports markets. 

    Caesars Sportsbook Promo

    Get up to $1,000 Back in Bonus Bets if Your First Bet Doesn't Win!

    Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code

    ACTION221000

    Action Network Score

    9.3/10. See our Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code and review for more in-depth information about Caesars and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

    Category Star Rating
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    Caesars Sportsbook Terms & Conditions

    21+ only. New users and first $10+ wager only. Offer valid and must be physically present in AZ, CO, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, and WY only. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? IL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV: Call 1-800-GAMBLER. MA: CALL 1-800-327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org. NY: Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369)

    ESPN BET VA Logo

    ESPN BET Colorado 

    ESPN BET is the coolest new sportsbook to add to your portfolio. They already boast many daily boosts and special event promos throughout the app. Check out our promo details below on how to get the ESPN BET new user bonus!

    ESPN BET Promo

    Get a $1,000 First Bet Reset!

    ESPN BET Promo Code

    TANBONUS 

    Action Network Score

    9.5/10. See our ESPN BET Promo Code and review for more in-depth information about ESPN BET and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    ESPN BET Terms & Conditions

    New users only, 21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Must be physically present in AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, or WV in order to wager. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    DraftKings Logo

    DraftKings

    New Colorado users can redeem DK's exciting welcome bonus below!

    DraftKings Promo

    Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets - Instantly!

    DraftKings Promo Code

    No promo code is required to claim the DraftKings sign-up offer

    Action Network Score

    9.2/10. See our DraftKings Promo Code and review for more in-depth information about DraftKings and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    DraftKings Terms & Conditions

    21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (CO/IL/IN/KS/LA/MD/ME/MI/NJ/NC/OH/PA/TN/VA/VT/WV/WY), (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org (MA). Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY).

    Colorado DFS Platforms

    PrizePicks Logo CO

    PrizePicks

    Users can play the PrizePicks Free to Play version in Colorado.

    PrizePicks CO Promo

    N/A

    PrizePicks Promo Code

    N/A

    Action Network Score

    9.4/10. See our PrizePicks Promo Code & Review for more in-depth information about PrizePicks and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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    Gambling problem? Call or Text 1-800-GAMBLER

    Sportsbooks Partnered with Colorado Sports Teams or Venues

     

    Sportsbook operators are required to partner with a sports team or casino in order to legally operate in Colorado.

    Check out the list of partnerships below 🤝

    bet365 ⚾️ Colorado Rockies and Century Casino
    Betfred 🏈 Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and Saratoga Casino
    BetMGM 🏈 Denver Broncos and Midnight Rose Casino
    Betr Boulter Developments (pending approval)
    BetRivers 🎰 J.P. McGill's Hotel and Casino
    Betway 🎰 Bonanza Casino
    Caesars Sportsbook 🎰 Grand Z Casino Hotel, Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk, Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk, and Z Casino
    DraftKings ⚾️ Colorado Rockies, Golden Gates Casino, and Mardi Gras Casino
    ESPN BET 🎰 Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
    Fanatics Sportsbook 🏒 Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Denver Broncos, and Double Eagle Hotel & Casino
    FanDuel 🏈 Denver Broncos
    SI Sportsbook 🎰 Colorado Grande Casino
    SuperBook Sports 🎰 Black Hawk Casino, The Lodge Casino at BH
    Tipico Sportsbook ⚽️ Colorado Rapids and Century Casino

    Why Sign Up for CO Sports Betting Sites?

    Sportsbooks in the state are regulated by the Colorado Division of Gaming, so you can trust your accounts are safe when placing bets. 

    Banking With CO Sports Betting Sites

    All of the above operators have plenty of banking options for deposits and withdraws.

    Take a look at the available deposit and withdrawal options in Colorado:

    💳 Credit Card Deposit ✅ Withdrawal ❌
    🏦 ACH/Bank Transfer Deposit ✅ Withdrawal ✅
    💸 PayPal Deposit ✅ Withdrawal ✅
    🔵 Venmo Deposit ✅ Withdrawal ✅
    📱 Apple/Google Pay Deposit ✅ Withdrawal ✅

    Legal Retail Sportsbooks in CO

    There are several retail sportsbooks in Colorado, which offer Betfred, Betway, BetRivers, Caesars Sportsbook, and DraftKings. Check them out some of them below 👇

    • Bonanza Casino - 107 Main St, Central City, CO
    • Grand Z Casino Hotel - 321 Gregory St, Central City, CO
    • Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk - 401 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 
    • J.P. McGill's Hotel and Casino - 232 Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO
    • Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk - 340 Main St, Black Hawk, CO
    • Mardi Gras Casino - 300 Main St, Black Hawk, CO
    • Saratoga Casino - 101 Main St, Black Hawk, CO
    • Z Casino - 101 Gregory St, Black Hawk, CO

    Colorado Sports Betting Revenue

    Colorado sports betting has been legal for several years. Since it's launch Colorado sports betting has seen a steady increase in tax revenue from legalized wagering.

    • Each operator is taxed at 10% annually
    • Revenue from sports betting tax notably supports the Colorado Water Plan

    Colorado Sports Betting Tips

    Basketball icon Sports Betting for Beginners 

    If you’re new to sports betting in Colorado, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting on the Nuggets win totals? How do you find the best odds for a Broncos game? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances. 

    Our betting education hub can help you make savvier decisions come game time. 

    Baseball icon Sports Betting Glossary 

    Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology — favorites and underdogs, spreads and money lines, over/under and props, juice, and vig, and so much more. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms. 

    Don't worry: the online sportsbooks we recommend will also help define these terms within their product to make everything easier for you to understand, too. 

    Football icon Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid 

    Whether you’re betting on the Rapids game totals or Rockies futures, sports betting isn't easy. It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our betting mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one. 

    Colorado’s Department of Revenue, Gaming Division, offers tools to help bettors manage behavior responsibly as well.

    Pro Teams to Bet on in CO

    Most Popular Colorado Sports Teams to Bet on

    The state of Colorado has a strong sports culture, as bettors can root on their local pro and college teams from all major sports leagues.

    The Latest News in Colorado:

    • The Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Mets 8-5 on Sunday, with Michael Toglia making history as the first Rockies switch-hitter to homer three times in a game. Ezequiel Tovar also contributed with two home runs, sealing the victory for Colorado.

    Upcoming Sports Events in Colorado:

    • The Colorado Rockies will be well-represented at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 19th, and they will face off against the San Francisco Giants at 7:40 PM.

    Pro Sports Teams

    Colorado has five professional sports teams, each with its own rabid fan base. You can bet via mobile and attend live pro games in person.

    NFL Logo NFL Betting in Colorado 

    Denver Broncos Logo Denver Broncos and Betfred, BetMGM, and FanDuel

    The Denver Broncos and head coach Sean Payton had a disappointing 2023-24 season after missing the playoffs with a 8-9 record. They host their home games at the Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver.

    Denver Broncos Odds

    Recommended resources to help you bet smartly on football in Colorado:

    NBA LogoNBA Betting in Colorado

    Denver Nuggets Logo Denver Nuggets and Fanatics Sportsbook

    The Denver Nuggets and Mike Malone were unable to defend their 2023 NBA Championship after being eliminated by the Minnesota Timberwolves in seven games in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Nuggets play their home games at Ball Arena in downtown Denver.

    Denver Nuggets Odds

    A recommended resource to help you bet smartly on basketball in Colorado:

    MLB Logo MLB Betting in Colorado

    Colorado Rockies logoColorado Rockies and bet365

    Bud Black and the Colorado Rockies entered the 2024 MLB season after finishing last year with a 59-103 record, which was the worst in the NL and third-worst (record) in the MLB. The Rockies play their home games at Coors Field.

    Rockies Odds

    MLB Game Odds: San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

    Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming MLB game: Updated July 21, 2024 - Odds Provided by BetMGM- Subject to Change

    Team

    Spread 

    Moneyline 

    Total

    San Francisco Giants

    TBA

    -185

    TBA

    Colorado Rockies

    TBA

    +150

    TBA

    Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on baseball in Colorado:

    NHL Logo NHL Betting in Colorado

    Colorado Avalanche logo Colorado Avalanche and Fanatics Sportsbook

    After winning the Stanley Cup two seasons ago, the Colorado Avalanche and head coach Jared Bednar had a successful 2023-24 campaign, finishing with a 51-24 record and first in the Western Conference before being eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the Second Round of the NHL Playoffs.  The Avs share their home games at Ball Arena with the Denver Nuggets.

     Avalanche Odds 

    Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on hockey in Colorado:

    MLS LogoMLS Betting in Colorado

    Colorado Rapids logo Colorado Rapids - No Sportsbook Partner

    The Colorado Rapids and new head coach Chris Armas entered the 2024 MLS season with high hopes after finishing with a 5-12-17 record, which was the worst record in the Western Conference. The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

    Recommended resource to help you bet on soccer in Colorado:

    College Sports Teams

    College sports fans are excited for sports to fully return because there's plenty of action to be had. Here's more on the top college programs and rivalries in Colorado.

     NCAA football icon logo College Football Betting in Colorado

    Colorado Buffaloes Football

    The Colorado Buffaloes and Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) head into the 2024 NCAA football season after a disappointing 4-8 finish last season in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes play their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder.

    Colorado Buffaloes Odds

    Colorado State Rams Football

    The Colorado State Rams and Jay Norvell enter the 2024 season after a 5-7 finish last year. The Rams play their home games at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins.

    Colorado State Rams Odds

    Air Force Falcons Football

    Head Coach Troy Calhoun and the Air Force Falcons ended the 2023 season with a 9-4 record and a Armed Forces Bowl win. The Air Force plays their home games at Falcon Stadium in the Air Force Academy.

    Air Force Falcons Odds

    Recommended resources to help you bet smartly on college football in Colorado:

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    Colorado Buffaloes Men's Basketball

    The Colorado Buffaloes and Tad Boyle enter the new season after finishing with a 26-11 record before being eliminated by Marquette in the Second Round of March Madness. They will play their home games at the CU Events Center in Boulder.

    Colorado Buffaloes Odds

    Colorado State Rams Men's Basketball

    The Colorado State Rams and coach Niko Medved finished last season with a 25-11 record before being eliminated by the Texas Longhorns in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. CSU hosts their their home games at Moby Arena in Fort Collins.

    Colorado State Rams Odds

    Air Force Falcons Men's Basketball

    Joe Scott and the Air Force Falcons, led by head coach Joe Scott, ended their last season with a  9-22 record. The Falcons play their home games at Clune Arena in the Air Force Academy.

    Air Force Falcons Odds

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    Denver Pioneers Men's Hockey

    The Denver Pioneers and head coach David Carle are looking to capitalize on their success last season after finishing with a 32-9-3 record and winning the NCHC Frozen Faceoff and NCAA Frozen Four National Championships. The Pioneers host their games at the Magness Arena in downtown Denver.

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    Colorado Betting Destinations

    Saratoga Casino

    Retail Sports Operator: Betfred. With over 1,200 slot machines, electronic table games, and keno and video poker, Saratoga Casino has a lot to offer. It also has six restaurants and bars, live entertainment, and live racing.

    Monarch Casino Blackhawk

    Retail Sports Operator: Monarch Casino Blackhawk. Monarch Casino Blackhawk houses a sportsbook that uses its own BetMonarch app. In addition to betting on athletics, the resort will soon get some athletic features of its own; a fitness center, pool, and spa are on the way.

    Golden Mardi Gras Casino

    Retail Sports Operator: DraftKings. The DraftKing Sportsbook at Mardi Gras Casino Black Hawk opened July 10, just over two months after legal sports betting launched in the Centennial State. The Casino also has slots, table games, and poker, as well as seven different bars and restaurants.

    BetWildwood (ISI)

    Master: Wildwood Casino. Called Woody's Sportsbook and located in Cripple Creek, the Wildwood sports betting scene is a solid one for those in the area. The sportsbook features a TV wall, betting kiosks, a full bar, and food. The book launched in July, and launch promotions are available via registration. Online betting is available.

    Ameristar Casino Black Hawk

    (Launched 07/21/20) Retail Sports Operator: Ameristar Casino Black Hawk. The sportsbook at Ameristar Casino Black Hawk features five sports betting terminals and 20 sports betting kiosks, which are located in Bar 8042. The sportsbook is temporarily located on the second level of the casino while a permanent area int he main rotunda is built.

    Johnny Nolon’s

    (Launched 08/1/20) Retail Sports Operator: ISI. Known for its loose slot machines, Johnny Nolon's is located in Cripple Creek, similar to Wildwood Casino. The casino also has drawings, and there is a dining room where food can be ordered.

    Colorado Grande

    (Launched 08/3/20) Retail Sports Operator: ISI. In addition to gaming and sports betting opportunities, rooms at Colorado Grande are considered complimentary for qualified casino guests. The casino also includes dining options such as Jack's Cafe, Maggie's Restaurant, and Maggie's Club.

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    Colorado Sports Betting FAQ
    Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Centennial State.
    Who regulates legal sports betting in Colorado?

    The Colorado Limited Gaming Control and the Colorado Division of Gaming regulates and oversees legal sports betting within the state.

    How old do I have to be to bet on sports in Colorado?
    In order to place a legal sports wager in Colorado you must be 21 years of age.
    What Colorado sports betting rules should I know?

    Bettors in Colorado can bet on all professional and college sports; however, they cannot bet on high school sports or college player prop bets. The Colorado regulators — Colorado Limited Gaming Control and the Colorado Division of Gaming — have authority on what bets and props are allowed in the state.

    When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?

    Colorado sports betting was approved in November 2019, and operators were allowed to start taking legal bets on the first day of May in 2020.

    Is it legal to bet on college sports in Colorado?

    Yes, Colorado regulators have approved operators to offer bets on professional and college sports. One stipulation: The state does not currently allow bettors to wager on prop bets in college games; you’re only permitted to bet on the game’s outcome. Betting on high school sports is also not allowed.

    Can I place a bet online in Colorado?

    Yes, Colorado has fully approved online and mobile betting, which launched in May 2020. Bettors are be able to deposit funds into sports betting websites and apps and place bets if they’re within state limits.

    Do I need to be a Colorado resident to be able to bet on sports online?
    No, you do not need to be a Colorado resident to be permitted to bet on sports in the state. You simply need to be within the state’s borders. Each sportsbook’s mobile app will detect your location, and as long as you’re in Colorado, you’ll be allowed to open an account and place bets.
    Is Bovada legal in Colorado?

    Offshore books like Bovada are not legal in Colorado. Operators that have been approved to offer bets in the state include DraftKings, FanDuel, Fanatics Sportsbook, BetMGM, BetRivers, Circa, SuperBook, Wynn, BetAmerica, Smarkets and Betfred, along with physical casinos with sportsbooks.

    Do I have to pay taxes on sports betting winnings?

    Colorado sportsbook operators pay a 10% tax that will be effectively invisible to the consumer. But your sports betting winnings are taxable. An operator will send you a W-2G form if you win more than $600 with that sportsbook. You can write off gambling losses as a tax deduction, but only if you also report money won as taxable income. You also need to itemize your deductions — you can’t claim any gambling losses with a standard deduction. The amount of gambling losses you can deduct can’t exceed the winnings you report as income. With $2,000 in winnings but $4,000 in losses, your deduction is limited to $2,000. You can’t write off the other $2,000 you lost.

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    Do you or someone you know have a gambling problem? Contact the Colorado Problem Gambling Coalition at 1-800-522-4700.

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