Colorado Lawmakers Preparing Sports-Betting Bill For 2019

Two Colorado assemblymen are waiting until after election day in November to introduce a bill that could eventually legalize sports betting, allowing the state’s 36 commercial casinos the ability to offer odds and take bets on professional and collegiate games.

The bill should include wording to legalize online and mobile wagering, said Republican Assemblyman Cole Wist.

Wist said he and co-sponsor Assemblyman Alec Garnett, a Democrat, decided to postpone introducing a bill allowing them instead to focus on the state and congressional elections later this year. 

“We will circle back later in the fall to start giving this [bill] a more definite shape but I’m pretty confident we will be introducing a bill in January,” Wist told GamblingCompliance.

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