Apply for a Gaming Key License

How to Apply


Key license applications may be submitted online (with the exception of the Tribal Key), by mail, via an in person appointment in a Gaming office. 

The Division of Gaming offers two Key applications for Limited Gaming in Colorado. New key applications are generally completed within 60-90 days.

If you are an executive, employee or agent of a tribal casino you will need to complete the Tribal Key application. 

Please only choose one application to complete and submit:

Apply Online


A Key license may now be applied for online.  You will need to create a user ID using your email address in order to access the application site. This service is also available for updating demographic information.


Requirements for online applications are the same as if you visit one of the Division of Gaming’s locations or mail in an application.  You should be in good standing with all Gaming Regulations before attempting to apply online. If you have questions or concerns, please visit one of our offices or call (303) 205-1300.

To apply online, ensure you have the necessary information available to upload electronically before beginning the online application.   

A credit card is necessary for making payments online and users will be charged $.75 per transaction plus 2.25% of the amount of the service fee. 



Online Application Checklist



  1. Report Arrests: As a licensee, you are required to let the Division of Gaming know when you are arrested.
  2. Report Court Appearances: As a licensee, you are required to let the Division of Gaming know when you go to court. 
  3. Update Contact Information: As a licensee, you are required to update the Division of Gaming with your new address if you move. 
  4. Please ensure you have proper identification to upload.

Apply by Paper Application


Fingerprinting Requirement

You must be fingerprinted in order to obtain a original key and tribal key license. Applicants submitting an application via email MUST be fingerprinted electronically. DO NOT send scanned fingerprint cards; these will be rejected.

NEW August 2022: Applicants can only be fingerprinted at the Lakewood or Cripple Creek Division of Gaming Offices. The *Central City Office is NOT providing fingerprint* services at this time

There are three options for obtaining fingerprints:

1. You can be fingerprinted at the Lakewood or Cripple Creek Division of Gaming office for a *fee of $40.00*.

2. Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) vendor locations CABS locations include Colorado Fingerprinting and IndentoGO. Fingerprints taken at a CABS location will be transmitted electronically. Please include proof of fingerprinting, such as a receipt, when you submit your application.  

Instructions Colorado Fingerprinting Vendors

3. Fingerprint services outside of Colorado or the United States may be obtained at an IdentoGO location. Ensure that 2 fingerprint cards are filled out completely and signed, bearing separately captured fingerprints. Also ensure the form “Verification of Fingerprints” is filled out and signed by the person performing the fingerprinting. 

Instructions IdentoGO Fingerprinting Vendor

*DO NOT send scanned fingerprint cards as these will be rejected.*

*If you submit physical fingerprint cards you must include a $40.00 processing fee. Fingerprint cards should only be submitted by applicants outside the state of Colorado or the United States.*



Key/Associated Person and Tribal Key Application Checklist 


  1. Completed Original Key And Expired Key Application Form or Tribal Key Application Form
  2. Copy of Form of Identification
  3. Proof that you have been fingerprinted
  4. Criminal History Dispositions (if applicable)
  5. Additional supporting documents, if required:
    1. IAGR Multi-Jurisdictional Personal History Form 
    2. Colorado Rider to IAGR Form​

Schedule a Licensing Appointment

 Should you experience any problems scheduling an appointment or have questions about the process, please call 303-205-1300. Thank you.

How to Submit Your Application



Submit by Mail or Drop Off

Mail or bring your application and supporting documents to:

1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80401


Note: A key gaming license is considered a public benefit. Under Colorado law, persons applying for a public benefit must establish lawful presence in the United States by providing certain types of identification and submitting a signed affidavit. The renewal application contains the necessary forms to establish lawful presence. For more information on lawful presence requirements, visit the main Department of Revenue web site.