Rulemaking Information

Stakeholder Engagement Protocols

Changes to Colorado Gaming Rules may be proposed by the public, the gaming industry, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (Commission), or from within the Division of Gaming (Division). Proposed Rule changes are forwarded to a Division subject matter expert to analyze and to draft the proposed language with which to begin the formal rulemaking process.

Once the proposed language has been developed, the proposed Rules are published on the Division web page and a rulemaking workshop is scheduled. Gaming stakeholders are invited to attend the workshop and are encouraged to provide comment and concerns regarding the proposed Rule language. Occasionally comments are solicited via email to stakeholders in lieu of an in person workshop.

The Division then files a Notice of Formal Rulemaking with the Secretary of State's Office and the Dept. of Regulatory Affairs. No sooner than 30 days after the Notice is filed, the proposed Rules are heard at a public hearing during a meeting of the Gaming Commission. Stakeholders are welcome to attend rulemaking hearings at the monthly Commission meetings, where they may give testimony regarding proposed Rule changes. If the Commission votes to adopt the proposed changes they would become effective approximately 45 to 60 days after adoption. Adopted Rules are posted on the Division web page.

2022-2023 Rule Changes 

May 18, 2023 Gaming Rule 3, Sports Betting Rule 3 & Gaming Rule 14

Proposed changes to Gaming Rule 3 Investigations, Applications, and Licensure, and Sports Betting Rule 3 Investigations, Applications, and Licensure, regarding temporary closures of gaming retailers and sports betting operators for purposes of reconstruction (whether routine or due to a natural disaster).

Annual gaming tax setting hearing. The Division is not recommending any changes to the gaming tax rates. The Gaming Commission will hold a hearing at the May 18, 2023, meeting to hear testimony regarding gaming taxes. If the Commission determines that a change to the tax rates is warranted they will adopt emergency Rule changes so that the changes can be effective by July 1, 2023.Those Rule changes will then be adopted permanently at the June 15, 2023 Commission meeting. If the Commission determines that no changes to the tax rates are warranted, then no emergency Rules will be adopted and the June Rulemaking will be terminated.

Proposed changes Gaming Rule 3     

Proposed changes Sports Betting Rule 3     

Gaming Regulation 30-1401     

February 16, 2023 - Gaming Rule 12

The Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed changes to Rule 12 Gaming Equipment.  These changes will be effective as of April 14, 2023.

The Division proposed amendments to Rule 28 Gaming Equipment, adding regulations that will allow for the use of cashless systems technology in Colorado casinos.

Proposed Changes to Rule 12

Stakeholder Workshop Recording 

January 19, 2022 - Limited Gaming Rule 28

The Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed changes to Rule 28 Rule for Baccarat.  These changes will be effective as of March 17, 2023.

Proposed changes to Rule 28 


To suggest changes to Gaming Rules and Regulations please submit a Suggested Rule Revision form to Rules Manager Ronni Hunter at

Department of Revenue rulemaking information, and legal notices

Division of Gaming

2023 Rule Review Plan

Pursuant to 24-3-103.3, C.R.S., and DOR Policy 505

Purpose:  Review 10% of all Rules each year or all Rules every 10 years


Limited Gaming Rule 4.5 Publicly Traded Corporations and Public Offerings of Securities 

Limited Gaming Rule 14 Gaming Tax


Note:  Each year the Division also reviews the portion of Rule 3 that deals with licensing and background fees, and the portion of Rule 14 that deals with gaming taxes.