Sports Betting Rulemaking

Upcoming Sports Betting Rulemaking Hearing

March 17, 2022: Sports Betting Rules 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 

The Division held a Rulemaking workshop on February 11, 2022 to discuss proposed changes to Sports Betting Rule 2, Powers and Duties of Commission and DirectorRule 4 Taxes and FeesRule 5 Authorized Sports Betting ActivitiesRule 6 Rights and Duties of LicenseesRule 7 Requirements of Sports Betting Operations, and Rule 8 Sports Betting Integrity; Confidential Information.

An amendment to Regulation 2.11 is being made to update the Division of Gaming’s address.  A change to Regulation 4.1 will allow the Director to grant an extension of up to 5 days, to file a tax return, up to two times in one year.  Proposed Amendments to Rule 5 include updated language for the sake of clarification as well as adding Regulation 5.4 which will allow fixed odds or prices on horse and greyhound wagering.  Rule 6 is being updated for the sake of clarification in regards to prohibited sports betting participants, patron disputes, and the closing of a sports betting operation.  Amendments to Rules 7 & 8 are for the sake clarification and consistency.

Proposed changes to Sports Betting Rules 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Past Sports Betting Rulemaking Workshops

February 11, 2022: Sports Betting Rules 2, 3, 4, 5 (fixed odds racing), 6, 7 & 8

Proposed Rule Changes Document

Workshop Recording

May 25, 2021: Fixed Odds Horse Racing

The Division of Gaming held a workshop regarding fixed odds horse racing on May 25, 2021. Various members of the Colorado Division of Gaming, Division of Racing, and horse racing industry were in attendance as well as representatives from other horse racing, sports wagering, and regulatory organizations.


Find the workshop recording here.

March 16, 2020: Sports Betting Rule 3

The Commission adopted emergency rules regarding sports betting licensing at the November 21, 2019, monthly meeting. These emergency rules will expire 120 days after adoption. On December 14, 2019, the Division filed a permanent version of the Rule with the Secretary of State's office.

On January 16, 2020, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the permanent version of Sports Betting Rule 3.

Sports Betting Rule 3 will be effective March 16, 2020.

Proposed Sports Betting Rule 3 Applications, Investigations and Licensure

Emergency Rules for Sports Betting- Licenses

Draft Rules: Stakeholder Working Groups January 31, 2020

Videos from Round 2 Stakeholder working groups:

-#1 General Rules Morning Session: https://player.vimeo.com/video/389378384

-#2 General Rules Afternoon Session: https://player.vimeo.com/video/389381326

Draft Rules: Stakeholder Working Groups December 9-11, 2019

Videos from Round 1 Stakeholder working groups:

-#1 General Rules: https://player.vimeo.com/video/379168818

-#2 Compliance: https://player.vimeo.com/video/379180386

-#3 Technology: https://player.vimeo.com/video/379191068

-#4 Integrity & Information: https://player.vimeo.com/video/379199121

-#5 Responsible Gaming: https://player.vimeo.com/video/379208483