Colorado to Launch Sports Betting on May 1st; DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel Available at Launch
Coronavirus has shut down most sports leagues around the world, especially within the United States. Despite that, Colorado is still on track to launch sports betting within the state on Friday. Due to the current pandemic only sports betting apps will launch. Retail sports betting outlets will roll out over the course of 2020.
There is little for online outlets to offer at the moment. Betting lines are the first service expected to be available for offer. Despite the NFL season being up for debate, Colorado-based betting applications are expected to have their football platform available.
There are 17 online sportsbooks available in Colorado. Of those 17, four will be available on May 1st. The four available online sportsbooks are identified in the list below in bold.
- Barstool Sportsbook
- Circa Sports Colorado
- Digital Gaming Corporation
- FOX Bet
- theScore Bet
- WSI US
Previous to their expected launch on May 1st, both DraftKings and FanDuel offered only daily fantasy in Colorado. Once May 1st comes along, the full online sportsbook experience is expected to be available as each platform becomes available.
Come the end of May, SBK, Fox Bet, and Betwildwood also expect to fully release their services in Colorado. That opens up seven different applications available in the first month of release alone.
It won’t be long before sports bettors in Colorado will have full access to legal betting in their home state. How many sports will be available to them upon launch is still up in the air.
Colorado Sports Betting FAQs
Is sports betting legal in Colorado?
Yes. Sports betting was set to be legalized in Colorado once a bill was passed in November 2019. For now, there are a number of licensed casinos where sports bettors play. May 1st, 2020 is when online sports betting will become available.
How many casinos are in Colorado?
Colorado has a very developed casino and gambling industry. There are 40 active casinos in the state of Colorado. Many of them offer services 24 hours a day!
What is the most popular sport in Colorado?
The most popular sport in Colorado is professional football. Colorado is home to a diverse number of major sports franchises like the Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and Colorado Rapids (MLS).