Sports Betting

In November 2019, Proposition DD was passed with a vote of the people allowing for legalizing sports betting in Colorado, making Colorado one of many states now letting people place bets on sporting events since the Supreme Court ruling struck down a law that banned sports betting in most U.S. states. With the passage of Proposition DD, and the legislative bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly in May 2019, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission and the Colorado Division of Gaming are the statutory authority over the regulation of the legalized sports betting in Colorado. 

In anticipation of the passage of the proposition, the Division of Gaming has been reviewing best practices and regulations from other states already allowing legalized sports betting and will be using this knowledge, along with engaging industry stakeholders, to establish rules and licensing standards for sports betting in Colorado. Since 1991, the Division of Gaming and the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission have overseen a strong and robust industry of limited stakes gaming in Colorado, and the Division will apply the same successful regulation model to ensure the integrity of the sports betting industry.

Below you will find information published by the Division of Gaming related to the work to implement a regulatory framework for sports betting in Colorado:

Sports Betting Stakeholder Working Groups Sports Betting Email Distribution List Sign-up Limited Gaming Control Commission Agendas
License Fees- Sports Betting  Colorado General Assembly HB19-1327


as of February 20, 2020.

On February 20, 2020, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission voted unanimously to approve the new Sports Betting Rules and Regulations.  These Rules will be effective as of April 14, 2020.

The Division of Gaming will hold two Stakeholder Rulemaking Working Groups to discuss proposed rules for sports betting.on

Friday, January 31, 2020, at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
in the Golden Gaming Office located at
17301 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 135, Golden, CO  80401 

Interested parties, industry members, and members of the public are welcome to attend the sessions as the Division reviews the significant updates made to the proposed sports betting rules, factoring in comments and feedback received from the prior working group sessions.

Both working group sessions will be available to live stream at this link:

Proposed Rule Changes for Sports Betting Regulations

Comments and questions are welcome and encouraged regarding all of the proposed rule changes. If a stakeholder wishes to comment on these proposed rule changes in writing, please either mail your comments to the Division at the Golden Gaming office or send them via e-mail to Please send any written comments to the Division as soon as possible so that they may be considered for addition to the proposed rules prior to the Working Group meetings



The Commission adopted emergency rules regarding sports betting licensing at the November 21, 2019, monthly meeting.  These emergency rules will expire 120 days after adoption.  On December 14, 2019, the Division filed a permanent version of the Rule with the Secretary of State's office.

On January 16, 2020, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the permanent version of Sports Betting Rule 3.

Sports Betting Rule 3 will be effective March 16, 2020.

Proposed Sports Betting Rule 3 Applications, Investigations and Licensure

Emergency Rules for Sports Betting- Licenses

Draft Rules: Stakeholder Working Groups December 9-11th 

Videos from Round 1 Stakeholder working groups: 

#1 General Rules:

- #2 Compliance:

- #3 Technology:

#4 Integrity & Information:

- #5 Responsible Gaming: 

Draft Rules: Stakeholder Working Groups January 31, 2020

Videos from Round 2 Stakeholder working groups:

-#1 General Rules Morning Sesion:

-#2 General Rules Afternoon Session: