Online Sportsbooks in
Colorado

The centennial state has now legalized online sports betting, so you can expect to see the first sportsbooks set up shop in Colorado in 2020.

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πŸ₯‡ Best Sportsbook in Colorado 2020 πŸ₯‡

DraftKings

  • State-of-the-art mobile app
  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Excellent selection of CO sports
  • High-value odds
  • Customer service is only available online
Welcome Offer
$500 first bet match + up to $500 deposit bonus
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Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
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Online Sports Betting in Colorado

Sports betting was initially approved by voters in November 2019, but it would take until May 2020 before the state officially legalized online sports betting.

The state has placed a comparatively low tax rate of 10% compared to other states, so we expect that the sportsbooks will be lining up to get their Colorado license.

FanDuel were active in campaigning for a yes vote in the referendum, so it came as no surprise that they went live on the day the bill was ratified. They were joined by their rivals, DraftKings as well as BetRivers and BetMGM.

We expect the second half of 2020 to be a busy period for the Colorado sports betting scene, with a number of large US sportsbooks looking to get in on the action.

In total there are 33 licensed casinos that sportsbooks can partner with, so we expect this to final number of sportsbooks in the state by 2021.

Betting in CO - what you can and can't do

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Betting in CO: the Rules
  • You must be 21 years old or older to bet online in CO
  • You must be within state borders to bet online in CO
  • You do not need to be a resident of CO to set up an account
  • Online sportsbooks must be partnered with a licensed casino

Frequently asked questions about online sports betting in Colorado

Online sports betting has been legal in Colorado since May 2020. Here are some of your most common questions

βš–οΈ Is online betting legal in Colorado?

Yes it is. The bill was approved by voters in 2019, but the state ratified it in May 2020.

You can now bet online with the following sportsbooks:

πŸ“ Is sports betting legal in Denver?

Yes. Sports betting is now legal throughout the whole state of Colorado.

You can now bet online with the following sportsbooks:

πŸ€” Is DraftKings legal in Colorado?

Yes, you can now bet online with DraftKings sportsbook in Colorado.

🚫 How old do you need to be to gamble in Colorado?

You have to be 21 or over to play casino games or bet on horse racing. You must be 18 or over to bet on the lottery or play bingo. When sports betting is legalized in 2020 you will need to be 21 years old or over to place a bet.

Best Colorado Sportsbooks 2020

DraftKings

  • State-of-the-art mobile app
  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Excellent selection of CO sports
  • High-value odds
  • Customer service is only available online
Welcome Offer
$500 first bet match + up to $500 deposit bonus
Claim Go to website
Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
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FanDuel

  • Tried and tested
  • Great Juice
  • Easy to use and logical app
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Less withdrawl options than deposit options (but they do offer PayPal)
Welcome Offer
up to $500 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 2009
Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)Headquarters: New York City
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The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).

Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
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Bet365

  • A global trustworthy brand
  • A huge selection of secure payment options
  • An excellent variety of sports events
  • High value odds
  • Only available in New Jersey and Colorado (so far)
Welcome Offer
up to $100 in bet credits
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Website: Founded: 2000
Owner: Bet365 Group LTDHeadquarters: Stoke-on-Trent, UK

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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

The sports betting giant has now arrived on American shores. The sportsbook which boasts over 45 million customers globally is now online in New Jersey.

The global brand is still a relative unknown in the US, but with the company's track record in other markets, we expect this is just the beginning of their US journey.

Bet365 are operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
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BetMGM

  • Large number of bets
  • American brand
  • Official NFL provider
  • NJ focused brand
  • The desktop site could look better
Welcome Offer
$500 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 1993
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada, United States
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.

The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.

BetMGM sportsbook is operational in:

  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • Nevada (PlayMGM)
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BetRivers

  • Trustworthy
  • US company
  • Great Buy-out
  • Excellent welcome bonus
  • Good selection of Payment options
  • Indiana and Pennsylvania specific products
  • No pay-pal payment option
Welcome Offer
Matched First Deposit up to $250
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Website: Founded: 2009
Owner: Rush Street InteractiveHeadquarters: Pittsburgh, PA
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

BetRivers was a brick and mortar casino than transitioned to online gambling after the PASPA ruling in 2018.

The sportsbook is now operational online in the following states:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
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Best Colorado sportsbook 2020 ⛰️

Online sports betting should have been legalized much earlier than May 2020. After the referendum in late 2019, the state only needed to officially ratify the bill, but it took over half a year to do so.

However, this delay, meant that when the bill was eventually passed, four sportsbook were able to go online almost immediately. We also expect a host of other sportsbooks, such as PointsBet to set up shop any day now.

At the moment it is hard to pick our outright favorite but, so farm we like DraftKings Colorado sportsbook the best. There is very little to seperate them from their rivals, FanDuel, but they do have an incredible welcome bonus which tips the scale for us.

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DraftKings: Best CO Sportsbook

$500 first bet match + up to $500 deposit bonus

The fastasy sports operator turned sportsbook has launched another excellent product. Their Colorado sports app is user-friendly and reliable. Coloradans can also enjoy an incredible welcome bonus.


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Expected Sportsbooks in Colorado 2020

FanDuel had already demonstrated their intention of launching in Colorado by heavily funding the 'yes' campaign in the 2019 referendum. And where Fanduel goes, DraftKings is never far behind. The two sportsbooks that began as fantasy sports operators are following each other from state to state. Often competing as to who can launch first. In their latest rivalry for Indiana, a month head start has already handed DraftKings almost the whole market share in the state.

In January 2020, DraftKings announced that it will launch a retail and online sportsbook in partnership with Twin River Worldwide. The bricks and mortar sportsbook will be located at the River Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

Pointsbet recently announced that they would be opening an office in Denver.

The Australian sportsbook announced this before the referendum, which suggests a slight over-confidence considering how close the vote turned out to be.

We also expect that a couple of established Coloradan casinos will launch their own online sportsbook. This has been a common occurrence, with casinos such as Sugarhouse and BetRivers launching their own sports betting products.

Sportsbooks we expect to launch in Colorado

William Hill: partnered with Isle Casino and Lady Luck Casino

BetRivers: partnered with JP McGill's Casino

BetMGM: partnered with Midnight Rose Casino

Sports teams in Colorado

Well, where do we start? Why not with the fact that Denver is the smallest city in the US with 4 professional sports teams!

These teams are:

  • Denver Broncos (NFL)
  • Denver Nuggets (NBA)
  • Colorado Rockies (MLB)
  • Colorado Avalanche (MLS)
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Outside of Denver you also have the MLS team, the Colorado Rapids.

In terms of minor league baseball you also have:

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox
  • Grand Junction Rockies

If this is not enough for you then the state also offers:

NASCAR races at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox

PGA tournaments at the Castle Pines Club

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