Colorado and North Carolina Insurance Commissioners make friendly wager for #SB50


DENVER (Feb. 2, 2016) – Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin have placed a friendly wager as their teams, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, head into Super Bowl 50.

What’s at stake?  When the Broncos win this Sunday, Goodwin will owe Colorado’s Division of Insurance some North Carolina barbecue, craft beer and Cheerwine soda.  In the unlikely chance the Panthers win, Salazar is offering Colorado elk tenderloin, bourbon from Denver’s own A.D. Laws Whiskey House and toffee from Enstrom’s Confectionery in Grand Junction.

"When Commissioner Goodwin called me about a Super Bowl wager, my first thought was, 'When did North Carolina get an NFL team?'" said Salazar. "I know they have great college basketball, but football? Still, I agreed to the wager. And while we really want the North Carolina DOI to try some great Colorado whiskey, elk and candy, they won't get that chance, as our Broncos will win."  

“With all due respect, the thin mountain air must be getting to Commissioner Salazar’s head,” said Goodwin. “North Carolina has the best football team in the country—I’m just sorry the Colorado Division of Insurance won’t get to taste the best barbecue in the country! The Panthers are going to keep pounding their way to the championship.”


The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regulates the insurance industry and assists consumers and other stakeholders with insurance issues.  Visit for more information or call 303-894-7499 / toll free 800-930-3745. DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free 1-800-886-7675


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Division of Insurance
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