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A: The Office of Fantasy Contest Operator Registration and Licensure regulates Fantasy Contest Operators in Colorado. Registration and licensure for Fantasy Contest Operators is mandatory in Colorado and became effective July 1, 2017. The Office’s activities include registering small Fantasy Contest Operators (serving less than 7,500 customers), licensing large Fantasy Contest Operators (serving more than 7,500 customers), investigating complaints, determining discipline, and enforcing discipline for those who violate the Colorado Statutes and the Office of Fantasy Contest Operator Registration and Licensure Rules. The Office is a Director-model program, meaning that Colorado Law authorizes the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations to adopt rules, set fees, and approve applications for registration and licensure as a Fantasy Contest Operator, among other powers and duties.
A: Only a registered or licensed fantasy contest operator may offer services to customers in Colorado. The Fantasy Contest Act (Article 15.5 of Chapter 12, Colorado Revised Statutes) requires fantasy contest operators serving less than 7,500 customers obtain a registration to offer services in Colorado. The Act also requires fantasy contest operators serving more than 7,500 customers to obtain a license to offer services in Colorado.
A: Yes, section 12-15.5-104 and 105, C.R.S., require individuals to obtain a registration or license in Colorado to practice as a fantasy contest operator in the state.