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Colorado Division of Gaming Releases May 2021 Sports Betting Figures

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Suzanne Karrer

Communications Supervisor

303-621-4063 (c)


Colorado Division of Gaming Releases May 2021 Sports Betting Figures

LAKEWOOD, Friday, June 25, 2021– The Colorado Division of Gaming released the May 2021 monthly sports betting figures today.

The total handle for May 2021 was $248,968,193, an 1.85% increase over the total handle of the prior month, April 2021. Taxes collected by the state in May 2021 from sports betting wagers totaled $635,640.

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.

Basketball took the top sports spot for May with $86.9 million in wagers placed with retail and online operators. Baseball followed in second with $49 million, third was Ice Hockey with $15.5 million.  The fourth spot went to Table Tennis with $10.3 million, and Soccer rounded out the top five sports with $9.9 million. 

View the May 2021 Sports Betting Monthly Proceeds report on the Division of Gaming's website at


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.

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Gaming ensures honesty and integrity in the Colorado gaming industry. 

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