Where Can You Bet on Sports in Colorado?

Where Can You Bet on Sports in Colorado?

If you live in Colorado or are planning to visit, and you enjoy sports betting, you are in luck! Colorado is one of the limited states that allow people to bet on sports both online and in-person.

You can also legally bet on in-state college sports in Colorado, which is rare to find. Read on to find out more about the best places to place bets in Colorado.

What is a Sportsbook?

While researching Colorado betting rules, you have likely encountered the term ‘sportsbook’. This is simply referring to a location, either online or a physical space, that accepts sports bets. A sportsbook might be a company, or it could just be a person collecting the bets.

Sportsbook bets typically involve one of the following sports:

  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Darts
  • Racing (horses and cars)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • MMA fighting
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Golf

Football and basketball are among the most popular sports to bet on in the United States.

Licensed Online Operators

If you want to bet online, many websites in Colorado offer free bets and bonus codes when you first sign up. This can help you get started and get a feel for the activity if you are new to sports betting. Some of the top online sports betting operators include:

DraftKings Sportsbook

This operator offers a sign-up bonus that could be as much as $1,000 for any new customer. The best methods of deposits are PayPal or online banking.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM offers a $10 free weekly bet and also a risk-free bet of up to $600. This means that if you deposit an amount up to $600 in cash, the company will deposit a matching amount into your account. You need to use the bonus funds on a bet within seven days, or they will expire. American Express is the best mode of deposit for this operator.

FanDuel Sportsbook

There is no need to input a promo code when you use this operator, as they will automatically qualify you for a risk-free bet of up to $1,000. To use this site, be sure that you have either PayPal, online banking transfer, Visa, or Mastercard available for you to use.


PointsBet offers a promotion of 2 risk-free bets of amounts up to $2,000. They have an app that you can download on your iOS or Android devices. Players will find that Visa and Mastercard are the best options in terms of making deposits.

Partnered with Johnny Nolan’s Casino (see below), this operator offers a promotion to bet on the Avalanches. If you bet $10 on them, and they take a shot, you can win $200.

Licensed Retail Operators

Some people prefer the rush and excitement of placing bets in person. In this case, there are many retail betting operators where you can bet on sports:

Saratoga Casino

This casino is close to Denver and offers various promotions depending on what month it is at the time of your visit.

Monarch Casino Black Hawk

This facility is also a resort and spa. This is convenient if you end up needing to stay overnight in the area, as you can retreat to your comfortable guest room.

Golden Mardi Gras Casino

Located in Black Hawk, this casino has a full-service kitchen and bar. Place bets in comfort as you enjoy American pub-style food and drink craft beer and cocktails.

Ameristar Casino Black Hawk

Almost every sport is available to bet on at this casino. You can place straight bets, parlays, match-ups, and others. They also have classic games to enjoy, such as blackjack and roulette.

Johnny Nolan’s Casino

Johnny Nolan’s Casino usually holds different promotions for holidays or special occasions. For instance, they draw winners on Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc. They associate with the Colorado Grande Hotel, which will give you a place to stay after you visit the casino.