Our Mission - to Ensure Honesty and Integrity in the Colorado Gaming Industry.

The Colorado Division of Gaming, a division of the Colorado Department of Revenue, is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of limited gaming in Colorado.  The Division, with offices in Golden, Central City/Black Hawk and Cripple Creek, employs a staff of 91 persons, which includes investigators, auditors, accountants, administrators and support personnel.

Among the duties of the Division of Gaming is the investigation of gaming license applicants, who must submit to a thorough background review. Division investigators scrutinize personal and financial histories of applicants, including the sources of all money applicants plan to invest in a proposed establishment.  Background investigations have taken Division investigators worldwide to obtain information.  All Division investigators have the powers of peace officers and are certified as such.  The scrutiny doesn't end once the license is issued. Division staff continue to monitor licensees for such problems as hidden ownership interests and organized crime involvement.  Division investigators also patrol casinos during all hours of operation to handle patron complaints and observe for possible violations of gaming laws, rules and regulations.  The Division is also very involved in other day-to-day activities of limited gaming.  

In the first 23 years of gaming in Colorado, the Division's Licensing Section processed more than 44,000 new licenses for casinos and casino employees.

The Division's Audit Section conducts regular compliance and revenue audits of casinos to ensure that establishments are following stringent accounting and compliance procedures.  Such practices ensure the proper reporting and payment of gaming taxes.

The Technical Systems Group oversees the approval of all gaming systems through interaction with the independent test laboratories, field trials and system reviews.

The Field Operations Unit is in charge of the slot machine approval process; provides oversight of the compliance inspection process for slot machines; evaluates and field tests new products; and conducts forensic investigations of malfunctioning slot machines.

Different sections participate in or host industry meetings and training throughout the year.  For more information, visit our schedule page.

The Division has three offices:  Golden, Central City/Black Hawk and Cripple Creek.  | Organizational Chart

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Golden (Main Office) Central City/Black Hawk Cripple Creek
1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 350
Lakewood, CO 80401
phone: (303) 205-1300
fax: (303) 205-1342
142 Lawrence St.
P.O. Box 721
Central City, CO 80427
phone: (303) 582-0529
fax: (303) 582-0535
350 West Carr Ave.
P.O. Box 1209
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
phone: (719) 689-3362
fax: (719) 689-3366

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