Sports Betting Digital Press Kit

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Suzi Karrer
Communications Supervisor V
Public Information Officer

Specialized Business Group and Colorado Lottery

Covering the Auto Industry Division, Division of Gaming (Limited Gaming, Sports Betting, Fantasy Sports, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, Division of Racing Events (horse racing), and the Colorado Lottery

303-621-4063

suzanne.karrer@state.co.us

1707 Cole Blvd, Suite 350, Lakewood, CO 80241

Quotes

“Approaching the first anniversary of legalized sports betting, the numbers the program continues to post demonstrate that Coloradans are embracing this new form of entertainment that ultimately benefits all Colorado citizens. One year ago, sports betting wasn’t the important story as the pandemic had everything shuttered, and we were all in the space of not knowing what the future held.  Now, a year later, as we see the return to play for sports and patrons visiting now open casinos, we look forward to seeing what pattern the sports betting numbers settle into as we all return to normal.”

Dan Hartman, Division of Gaming Director

“With a year under our belt, we can now begin to compare month-to-month figures looking for patterns to emerge as we continue to improve our program and work with our stakeholders. We are excited about the future of sports betting in Colorado.  As things around the world come back to a new normal and sports resume a regular schedule of play, the outlook for sports betting in Colorado looks good.”

Dan Hartman, Division of Gaming Director

“As more people begin to feel comfortable going out again, the new retail sportsbook locations open and opening soon will drive a new demographic of people up to the gaming towns.  Along with the new game offerings and no betting limits starting on May 1 this year, in-person retail sports betting options add to the casino experience for Coloradans. All these new, exciting offerings make the gaming towns and casinos a great designation.”

Dan Hartman, Division of Gaming Director

In the news

Regulatory round-up: Colorado and Michigan on launching online betting

 

How is Colorado sports betting faring? Analysts, sportsbooks weigh in

"Murphy credited the Colorado Division of Gaming and its executive director, Dan Hartman, both for processing dozens of licensing requests for sportsbook operations even during the pandemics and for getting out of the way and not implementing burdensome rules as other states have."

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Colorado sports betting brings in $1.2 billion in shortened first year, despite pandemic

"Despite launching May 1, when few professional sports were being played because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry continued to garner enthusiasm as the year wore on."

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Colorado Bettors have Already Wagered $1 Billion on Sports

"In typical Colorado fashion, the market has become one of the most innovative in the country."

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Colorado moves ahead with sports betting

"Colorado leads a pack of states moving forward with sports betting, even as the industry is facing a significant slowdown during the coronavirus pandemic."

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Meet the Man Behind Colorado Sports Betting

“Director Hartman was a pleasure to work with and truly brought all the stakeholders to the table for a conversation,” said an industry source who attended the meetings. “The transparency and thoughtfulness he brought to the process was a breath of fresh air and should serve as the gold-star standard in the industry.”

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