For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Karrer
Colorado Division of Gaming Releases July 2021 Sports Betting Figures
LAKEWOOD, Thursday, September 2, 2021– The Colorado Division of Gaming released the July 2021 monthly sports betting figures today.
The total handle for July 2021 was $181,327,994, a 21% decrease over the total handle of the prior month, June 2021. However, the total handle for July 2021 is a 206% increase over the total handle of July 2020, which was $59,186,619. Taxes collected by the state in July 2021 from sports betting wagers totaled $999,110.
Mobile betting continues to account for almost all of the total betting handle, with 99% of wagers made online and 1% of wagers placed in retail locations. Twenty-five online operators and seventeen retail operators are currently open and running in Colorado.
Baseball took the top sports spot for July with $61 million in wagers placed with retail and online operators. Basketball followed in second with $27 million; third was Soccer with $13 million. The fourth spot went to Tennis with $12 million, and Table Tennis rounded out the top five sports with $8 million. View the July 2021 Sports Betting Monthly Proceeds report on the Division of Gaming's website at sbg.colorado.gov/sports-betting-monthly-proceeds-reports.
Distributions to beneficiaries from the sports betting cash fund for the fiscal year 2020-21 will be made at the next Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission meeting on September 23, 2021, in Cripple Creek, Colorado. For information on the CLGCC and upcoming meetings, visit the Division of Gaming’s website at sbg.colorado.gov/limited-gaming-control-commission.
On November 6, 2019, Colorado voters passed Proposition DD, establishing Colorado as one of many states across the country to allow people to place legal 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 Colorado General Assembly's legislative bill in May 2019, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission and the Colorado Division of Gaming became the statutory authority over the legalized sports betting regulation in Colorado. Legalized, regulated sports betting began in Colorado on May 1, 2020.
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