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Sports Betting in Colorado at Black Hawk

Join the Fun at Black Hawk Casinos

As you may have heard, sports betting is now legal in Colorado! Because the area is home to so many casinos, Black Hawk, CO is the perfect place to join in on all the fun of legalized sports betting. We’ll give you an overview of sports betting in Colorado and how you can get in on all the fun in Black Hawk.

Sports Betting in Colorado

Sports betting became legal in the state of Colorado on May 1, 2020. You may have missed it with everything going on in the world, but that’s great news for sports fans, gamblers, and those looking to have some fun and possibly win a little money. You must place your sports bets with an authorized, legal sportsbook such as the casinos in Black Hawk. In order to bet in casinos in Colorado, you must be at least 21 years old. While it’s legal to bet on sports under Colorado state law, it’s not legal to bet on sports under federal law. That means as soon as you leave the state of Colorado, you cannot bet on sports unless you go to another state where betting is legal, such as Nevada.

Sports You Can Bet On

According to Colorado law, you can bet on almost any sport. Exceptions include high school sports, e-sports not sanctioned by a sports governing body, and proposition bets on college games. The Colorado Division of Gaming may authorize new sports as the market develops. You may legally bet on the following sports and leagues in Colorado:

  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • MLS
  • International soccer
  • College football
  • College basketball
  • Golf
  • Boxing
  • Tennis
  • Horse racing
  • And more

Where to Get in on the Action

There are more than a dozen casinos in Black Hawk, CO. Even if sports betting is not your thing, there’s still plenty to enjoy at these casinos, including other forms of gambling, amazing amenities, delicious dining, comfortable lodging, and more. You’ll enjoy slot machines, table games, video poker, and poker rooms, among others. Check out the full list of exciting casinos in Black Hawk:

  • Ameristar Casino
  • Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk
  • Monarch Casino
  • Z Casino
  • Gilpin Casino
  • Lady Luck Casino
  • Saratoga Casino
  • Golden Gates Casino
  • Lodge Casino
  • Sasquatch Casino
  • Golden Gulch Casino
  • Mardi Gras Casino
  • Wild Card Casino

More Info on Colorado Sports Betting Laws

In November 2019, Colorado voters approved Proposition DD, which allowed legislators to enact sports betting legislation. Bill HP19-1327 was approved to authorize legal sports betting in the state of Colorado. The new law permitted persons or entities currently licensed to conduct limited gaming such as casino owners in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek to be eligible to hold a “master license” to conduct sports betting. This entitles them to contract with a licensed “sports betting operator” or “internet sports betting operator.” Colorado collects a 10% tax on the net proceeds of sports betting to fund implementation of the state water plan and other public purposes. That 10% sports betting tax comes from the casinos and not their customers. Casinos already licensed in Black Hawk and other Colorado locations are allowed to offer mobile and online sports betting, which can be done anywhere within the state borders.

Make Black Hawk Your Next Vacation Destination

As Colorado’s top gaming destination, you’ll love taking a trip to Black Hawk. We know many Americans have been cooped up at home for much of 2020 and may be looking for something fun and exciting to do. With everything going on in the world, you may not have even realized that sports betting is now legal in the great state of Colorado. What’s more, there quite frankly weren’t many sports to bet on when betting became legal. Now that the country has reopened, you owe it to yourself to make Black Hawk your next vacation destination. Imagine the fun of visiting town the weekend of the pro football championship or during a Triple Crown horse race. Learn more about the gaming, lodging, and dining options in Black Hawk, and start making your plans to visit us today!