Colorado Retail Sportsbooks

Through Colorado’s sportsbook operations, sports fans in the state can place legal sports bets with online sportsbooks, mobile app sportsbooks, and retail sportsbooks. Many casinos in the state’s three main gaming towns – Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, and Central City – have retail sportsbooks locations in their buildings. Players can place bets at kiosks or at windows. They can also hang with their friends and watch the games live on big-screen TVs at several casinos in Colorado, a popular US sport betting market.  

Live Sportsbooks Operating In Colorado

Black Hawk Sportsbooks

Barstool Sportsbook At Ameristar Casino

Ameristar has partnered with Barstool Sportsbook for its retail sportsbook betting. At Barstool on the second floor of the casino, players will find a 24-foot video wall, 29 HDTVs, 13 betting kiosks, and drink specials. The lounge also includes table games like blackjack and roulette. The casino has also partnered with Barstool for its online sports betting app that’s due to launch in 2021.

Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar offers discounts on standard odds across selected matchups each weekday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Ameristar also offers:

  • Black Hawk’s largest poker room with 22 poker tables
  • 40 additional table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette
  • Over 12,250 slot machines and video poker machines

Ameristar Casino: 111 Richman St, Black Hawk CO 80422

DraftKings Sportsbook At Golden Mardis Gras Casino

Golden Mardi Gras Casino has partnered with DraftKings Sportsbook for its retail sportsbook. In the sports betting lounge, players will find a video wall with thirty-two 55-inch TVs, another eleven 65-inch TVs for odds boards and event viewing, 8 sports betting kiosks, 2 off-track betting terminals, a full-service sports betting cashier, and a VIP lounge. There’s also a full-service kitchen and bar with craft cocktails. Mardi Gras has also partnered with DraftKings for online sports betting through its DraftKings’ app.

DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Mardi Gras Casino also offers up to a $1000 deposit bonus for new players. The bonus is available only by downloading the sportsbook app.  

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Golden Mardi Gras also offers:

  • 650 slot and video poker games 
  • 14 table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette

Golden Mardi Gras Casino: 300 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

William Hill At Lady Luck Casino

Lady Luck Casino and its sister casino, Isle Casino, have partnered with internationally-renowned sports betting brand William Hill. At its retail sportsbook, Lady Luck currently offers a half-dozen self-serve betting kiosks. Future plans include a full sports betting lounge with TVs for live viewing. The casino has also partnered with William Hill for online sports betting through William Hill’s app. 

William Hill has a $500 welcome bonus for new bettors who deposit an equal amount upfront to get the full $500 in site credits, however with promo code COSHARP500, bettors need to deposit only $250 to get the full $500 in credits. The bonus offer is only available online through the William Hill app.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Lady Luck also offers:

  • Over 400 slot and video poker machines
  • 11 tables games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette

Lady Luck Casino: 300 Main St., Black Hawk 

William Hill At Isle Casino

Isle Casino and its sister casino, Lady Luck Casino, have partnered with internationally-renowned sports betting brand William Hill. At its retail sportsbook, Isle Casino currently offers a half-dozen self-serve betting kiosks with an expected full sports betting lounge in the future. The casino has also partnered with William Hill for online sports betting through William Hill’s app. 

William Hill has a $500 welcome bonus for new bettors who deposit an equal amount upfront to get the full $500 in site credits, however with promo code COSHARP500, bettors need to deposit only $250 to get the full $500 in credits. Again, the William Hill bonus is only available on the sportsbook app.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Isle Casino also offers:

  • 900 slot machines, 
  • 27 table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette
  • A live poker room with over a dozen tables

Isle Casino: 401 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

BetMonarch At Monarch Casino (Coming Soon)

Monarch Casino is currently building a full-service sports betting lounge. In the meantime, BetMonarch mobile app to place wagers from anywhere in Colorado or place bets at the Monarch Rewards desk. Bettors can also earn comps and tier points for the casino with every wager. 

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Monarch Casino also offers:

  •  1,200 slot and video poker machines 
  •  40 table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette

Monarch Casino: 488 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

ELITE Sportsbook At Red Dolly Casino

Red Dolly has partnered with ELITE Sportsbook for its retail sportsbook. Betting kiosks are scattered throughout the casino floor, or players can also place bets from their phone or computer. ELITE’s promotions include bet insurance, reload bonuses, and free & match bets. 

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Red Dolly Casino also offers:

  • Over 100 classic and new slot machines

Red Dolly Casino: 530 Gregory St, Black Hawk, Colorado, 80422

Betfred At Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Casino has partnered with Betfred Sports, an official partner of the Denver Broncos,  for its retail sportsbook. At the casino’s 1,400 square foot sportsbook lounge, players can watch the games on an LeD video wall with high-definition TVs. There multiple betting windows with self-serve kiosks to place wagers. Saratoga has also partnered with Betfred for online sports betting through Betfred’s app. 

Betfred gives all new signups up to a $500 risk-free bet, and the ability to win a $100 free bet on the app with its Pick 6 game where players must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to win. You can claim this offer on the Betfred app. 

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Saratoga offers:

  • Almost 500 slot machines
  • Table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette

Saratoga Casino: 101 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

PlaySports At Sasquatch Casino The Wild Card Saloon

Sasquatch and its sister casino, The Wild Card Saloon, have partnered with PlaySports Kiosks (Powered by IGT) for self-serve PlaySports kiosks scattered throughout both properties. Players can place bets at any of the kiosks. IGT will also power online betting through an upcoming app for the two casinos. The mobile app is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Sasquatch offers:

  • More than 145 conventional, electronic and tabletop gaming machine

Sasquatch Casino: 125 Gregory St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

PlaySports At The Wild Card Saloon

The Wild Card Saloon and its sister casino, Sasquatch Casino, have partnered with PlaySports Kiosks (Powered by IGT) for self-serve PlaySports kiosks scattered throughout both properties. Players can place bets at any of the kiosks. IGT will also power online betting through an upcoming app for the two casinos. The mobile app is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Wild Card offers:

  • Over 200 slot and video poker machine

The Wild Card Casino: 120 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

PlaySports At Z Casino

Z Casino has partnered with PlaySports Kiosks (Powered by IGT) for self-serve PlaySports kiosks that will be coming soon to the casino. The casino will also soon release its own IGT-powered sportsbook app, branded as Play Maverick Gaming.

In addition to the upcoming sportsbook offerings, Z Casino also offers:

  • Over 400 slot machines 
  • 6 table games such as craps, blackjack, and roulette
  • 1 poker table

Z Casino: 101 Gregory St, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Cripple Creek Sportsbooks

BetAmerica At Bronco Billy’s Casino

Bronco Billy’s has partnered with BetAmerica Sportsbook for its retail sportsbook. Bets can be placed at any one of the 10 kiosks scattered throughout the casino’s floor or at the Bronco Billy’s cashier. BetAmerica offers various wagering options such as straight bets, exotic bets, live bets, futures, and proposition bets. Bronco Billy’s does not yet offer online sports betting through the BetAmerica app, but one is in the works.

In addition to the sportsbook offerings, Bronco Billy’s also offers:

  • Video poker
  • Over 800 slot machines with old school and modern games
  • Table games such as blackjack, craps, and roulette
  • Three card poker

Bronco Billy’s: 233 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Circa Sports At Century Casino

Century Casino does not have a retail sportsbook, but it has partnered with Circa Sports Colorado for sports betting through Circa Sports’ mobile betting app. The app has a Vegas-style sports betting menu with creative prop bets, higher and fairer betting limits, and lower holds on figures markets than many of its competitors. 

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Century Casino offers:

  • 100s of video slots, including penny slots
  • Video poker machines
  • Table games such as roulette, blackjack, and wild six card draw poker

Century Casino: 200 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Colorado Grande Casino

Colorado Grande has partnered with ISI-powered kiosks for sports betting. Players can place bets at one of the casino’s onsite kiosks. Colorado Grande does not yet offer online gaming through a mobile app.

In addition to the sportsbook offerings, Colorado Grand offers:

  • Over 225 slot machines and video poker machines
  • Table games such as blackjack and poker

Colorado Grande: 300 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

PointsBet At Double Eagle Hotel And Casino

Double Eagle is expected to open a retail sportsbook in the future. In the meantime, it has partnered with PointsBet Sportsbook for online betting. New customers get 2 risk-free bets up to $2,000. They receive up to a $500 refund (in free bets) if their first fixed odds bet loses. They’ll receive another $1,500 (in free bets) if their points betting bet loses. The bonus is available on the PointsBet app only. 

In addition to the sportsbook offerings, Double Eagle offers:

  • Over 450 slot machines, including penny slots
  • Video poker and keno

Double Eagle Hotel & Casino: 442 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

SportsBetting.com At Johnny Nolon’s Casino

Johnny Nolon’s Casino has partnered with ISI-powered kiosks for sports betting. Players can place bets at one of the casino’s onsite kiosks. Johnny Nolon’s has also partnered with Sportsbetting.com for online sports betting. At Sportsbetting.com, first-time players will receive a 200% match up to $500 in free bet credits plus an additional $25 free bet credits with their first deposit. The bonus is available on the online sportsbook only. 

In addition to the sportsbook offerings, Johnny Nolan’s offers:

  • Slot machines touted as the “loosest slots in town”

Johnny Nolon’s: 301 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

BetRivers At McGills Hotel And Casino

McGills has partnered with BetRivers Sportsbook for its retail sportsbook. Located inside the casino’s Pints and Platters bar, players can place bets on premise and watch the games on TV while enjoying food and drinks. McGills has also partnered with BetRivers for its online sportsbook where bets can be placed anywhere in Colorado.

New customers to BetRivers online sportsbook can receive up to a $250 bonus match on their first deposit. The offer is only available on the BetRivers Colorado app.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, McGills offers:

  • 300 slot machines

McGills Hotel And Casino: 232 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

BetMGM At Midnight Rose Hotel And Casino

A sister casino to McGills, Midnight Rose does not offer a retail sportsbook, but it has partnered with BetMGM for its online sportsbook where bets can be placed anywhere in Colorado.

BetMGM offers new customers a risk-free bet up to $500 paid in free bets. This offer is available on the BetMGM app.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Midnight Rose offers:

  • 300 slot machines

Midnight Rose Hotel And Casino: 256 E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

BetWildwood At Wildwood Casino

Wildwood Casino has retail sports betting inside the casino at Woody’s Sportsbook. Woody’s has a TV wall, two ticket windows, betting kiosks, and a full food and bar menu. Bettors can relax and watch the games with their friends. Wildwood Casino also offers the BetWildwood Sportsbook app, where bettors can place wagers on college and pro sports from anywhere in Colorado.

In addition to its sportsbook offerings, Wildwood offers:

  • Over 500 slots and video poker games
  • 11 table games such as poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps

Wildwood Casino: 119 N. Fifth St, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Central City Sportsbooks

Betsson At Dostal Alley Casino (Coming Soon)

Dostal Alley Casino, the only casino in Colorado with a microbrewery on premise, has partnered with Betsson for sportsbook betting that should launch sometime in 2021. 

In addition to the upcoming sportsbook offerings, Dostal Alley offers:

  • 60 slot and video machines, including penny slots

Dostal Alley Casino: 114-116 Main St, Central City, CO 80427

PlaySports At Grand Z Casino Hotel

The Grand Z Casino Hotel has partnered with PlaySports Kiosks (Powered by IGT) for self-serve PlaySports kiosks that will be coming soon to the casino. The casino will also soon release its own IGT-powered sportsbook app, branded as Play Maverick Gaming.

In addition to the upcoming sportsbook offerings, Grand Z offers:

  • Over 700 slot machines
  • 14 tables games including poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette

Grand Z Casino Hotel: 321 Gregory St, Central City, CO 80427

PlaySports At Johnny Z’s Casino

Johnny Z’s Casino has partnered with PlaySports Kiosks (Powered by IGT) for self-serve PlaySports kiosks that will be coming soon to the casino. The casino will also soon release its own IGT-powered sportsbook app, branded as Play Maverick Gaming.

In addition to the upcoming sportsbook offerings, Johnny Z’s offers:

  • Over 350 video slots and video poker machines

Johnn Zs Casino: 1323 Lawrence St, Central City, CO 80427

Legal Sports Betting In Colorado

On May 1, 2020, sports betting went live in Colorado. Bets must be placed with authorized, legal sportsbooks and operators. Sportsbetting is regulated in the state by the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission and the Colorado Division of Gaming. Both live (retail) sportsbooks and online sports betting is permitted.

The legal age to make sportsbooks bets in Colorado is 21 years old. In Colorado’s casinos, the maximum bet is $100, but sports betting is an exception to that rule. Each casino that partners with a Sportsbook operator will make its own rules about maximum bets. All Colorado sports bets must be placed within the borders of Colorado, whether the bets are being placed at a retail sportsbook or online.

Colorado offers betting on national and international professional leagues, major college sports, motor racing, eSports, and Olympic competitions. 

Online Sports Betting Partnerships In Colorado

Sportsbook Operator Casino Partner
Barstool Sports (Penn National) Ameristar Casino, Black Hawk
DraftKings Golden Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk
BetMonarch  Monarch Casino, Black Hawk
BetWildwood Wildwood Casino, Cripple Creek
Betfred Saratoga Casino, Black Hawk
William Hill Lady Luck Casino, Black Hawk; Isle Casino, Black Hawk
ELITE Sportsbook Red Dolly Casino, Black Hawk
Bet America Bronco Billy’s Casino, Cripple Creek
IGT Z Casino, Black Hawk; Sasquatch Casino, Black Hawk; The Wildcard Saloon, Black Hawk; Johnny Z’s Casino, Central City; Grand Z Casino, Central City; 
Betsson Dostal Alley Casino, Central City
BetMGM Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino, Cripple Creek
BetRivers McGills Hotel and Casino, Cripple Creek
Circa Sports  Century Casino, Cripple Creek
ISI Colorado Grande Casino, Cripple Creek; Johnny Nolon’s, Cripple Creek
PointsBet Double Eagle Hotel and Casino, Cripple Creek

The Types Of Bets Taken At Sportsbooks In Colorado

Betting is allowed on most sports in Colorado. High school sports, proposition bets on college games, and eSports that aren’t overseen by a sports governing body are excluded from legal sports gambling in the state.

There are many types of bets allowed in Colorado sports betting, and they can vary by sport or by individual sportsbooks. These are some of the more common types of bets taken at sportsbooks in Colorado. 

In-game Bets 

Allows a bettor to place bets while the game is in play while odds change throughout a game’s duration.

Moneyline Bets

Allows a bettor to bet which team will win.

Parlay Bets

Allows a bettor to bet on several games at once, and all of the bettor’s picks must win for a payout.

Proposition Bets

Allows a bettor to bet on an event that occurs within a game, but not the outcome of a game. The bet can be placed on individual players, various statistics, or even the number of times an announcer will say a specific word.

Single Game Bets

Allows a bettor to bet on particulars of a single game or match.

Straight Bets

Allows a bettor to bet on a single game or series that carries a point spread, a total, or a money line. 

Teaser Bets

Allows a bettor to combine bets on two different games.

Colorado Sports Betting Guide

The Three Most Popular Sports For Sports Bettors In Colorado

Colorado sports bettors have the option of placing bets on dozens of professional and college-level sports. Some sports are more popular to bet on than others, though. The most popular sports for sports bettors in Colorado are, in general, the most popular sports that people watch on TV or go to see in person.

Football: Both NFL and college football games are popular games to wager on. While most types of bets are allowed for professional football, proposition bets are not allowed on any college sports in Colorado sports betting.

Major League Baseball: Sports bets can be placed throughout the MLB’s entire season from spring training through the World Series. 

National Basketball Association: Betting on professional basketball is very popular with Colorado sports bettors. NBA betting may be overshadowed by college betting during March Madness, however.

Is It Legal To Bet On Sports Outside Of Legal Sportsbooks In Colorado?

It is not legal to bet on sports outside of legal sportsbooks in Colorado and the online sports betting mobile apps they operate.

Additionally, it is only legal to bet through Colorado retail, mobile app, or online sportsbooks if a bettor is 21 years old and physically in Colorado at the time the wager is placed. Through the use of geolocation technology, sportsbook operators can determine if a bet placed through a mobile device or a computer is located within Colorado at the time the bet is placed. 

Colorado Sports Betting Timeline

In November of 2019, voters in Colorado legalized sports betting when they passed Proposition DD by a narrow margin. 50.8% of voters were in favor of sports betting. Once the proposition passed, the state legislature and the governor had to create and approve the rules and regulations surrounding legalized sports betting in Colorado.

Sports betting launched on May 1, 2020, in Colorado. The first wagers were placed through sportsbook mobile apps. The first retail sportsbook in Colorado opened on July 23, 2020, at Ameristar Resort Spa in Black Hawk under the Barstool brand owned by Penn National.

Colorado Sportsbooks FAQ

Is There A Sportsbook In Denver?
There is no retail sportsbook in Denver, but anyone in Colorado can place sports bets through the legal and regulated mobile app or website sportsbooks that are allowed in Colorado.

Can You Gamble On Sports In Colorado?
Yes, sports gambling is permitted in Colorado through legal and regulated retail, mobile, or online sportsbooks.

Where Can I Place A Sports Bet In Colorado?
Sports bets can be placed in Colorado through legal and regulated retail sportsbooks located in casinos in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, or Central City. They can also be placed through legal and regulated mobile app or website sportsbooks.

When Did Sports Betting Start In Colorado?
Sports betting started in Colorado on May 1, 2020.

Are There Any Colorado Casinos With Sportsbooks?
Yes, there are several Colorado casinos located in the cities of Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, and Central City that partner with retail, mobile app, and online sportsbooks.

Can I Bet On Horse Racing At Colorado Sportsbooks?

Yes, you can bet on horse racing at Colorado sportsbooks. 

How Old Do I Have To Be To Enter A Colorado Sportsbook?

You have to be 21 years old to enter a Colorado sportsbook. 

Can I Smoke At Colorado Sportsbooks?
No, you cannot smoke at Colorado sportsbooks. Smoking is banned at indoor public places in the state. 

Do I Have To Pay Tax On Winnings From Sports Betting In Colorado?

Yes, you have to pay federal tax on your winnings from sports betting in Colorado. However, you do not have to pay Colorado state tax on your sports bet winnings.

Is DraftKings Offering Sports Betting In Colorado?

Yes, DraftKings offers sports betting in Colorado at the Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk.

Is FanDuel Offering Sports Betting In Colorado?
Yes, FanDuel offers sports betting in Colorado through its FanDuel app. It does not currently have a retail sportsbook in the state. 

Is Live Betting Or In-game Betting Offered At Colorado Sportsbook Locations?

Colorado sportsbook locations offer both live betting and in-game betting.