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Colorado Division of Gaming Releases November 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 November 2021 Sports Betting Figures

LAKEWOOD, Monday, January 3, 2022- The Colorado Division of Gaming released the November 2021 monthly sports betting figures today.

The total handle for November 2021 was $475,441,229, a slight decrease of 3.26% from the total handle of the prior month, October 2021, of $491,453,342. The total handle for November 2021 is a 105.61% increase over the total handle of November 2020, which was $231,238,842. Taxes collected by the state in November 2021 from sports betting wagers totaled $1,981,640.

In November, American Pro Football continued to dominate as the top sport bet on, placing again in the first spot for the month with $140.3 million in total wagers. Basketball followed in second with $124.7 million; in third was NCAA Football with $29.4 million. The fourth spot went to NCAA Basketball with $29 million, and Ice Hockey rounded out the top five sports with almost $14 million. 

View the November 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.

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