Backers Of Sports Betting Referendum Seek To Save Colorado Water Resources

Should taxes paid on sports betting revenue be diverted to save Colorado’s rivers and streams? That is the question voters will have to answer in November when they decide the fate of a ballot measure legalizing sports betting.

Gary Wockner, director of Save the Colorado and opponent of the ballot measure, expects a media blitz by supporters of the ballot measure with two months to go until election day.

“Right now, we are the only ones opposing it,” Wockner told GamblingCompliance on Tuesday. “We have no interest in sports betting. It proposes to use the tax to fund dams and divisions. We are opposed to that.”

Wockner said water projects should be funded locally and not by a state-wide tax.

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