‘High Volume’ Of Colorado Sports Betting Apps Leads To Special Meetings

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A special licensing-only meeting for Colorado sports betting applicants will be held Thursday due to a “high volume” of license requests.

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has received 60 total applications as of Tuesday. Those include:

The commission plans to hold these special meetings on the third Thursday of every month “to make sure everything is ready to go for the May 1 launch date,” Communications Manager Suzanne Karrer said.

Colorado sports betting will open that day but not all operators will launch on May 1.

Colorado sports betting applications up for approval

A total of eight licenses will be up for review Thursday, according to the commission’s agenda:

Who’s with whom in Colorado

Eldorado’s sports betting partner will be William Hill after the two signed a 25-year sports betting agreement last year.

Penn National kept its primary license in every state after giving signing multiple state-access agreements last summer. That means Colorado could be one of the first states to see its in-house designed, Barstool Sportsbook-branded operations powered by Kambi when the app launches in August.

DraftKings Sportsbook will operate sports betting for Twin River while theScore Bet partnered with Jacobs Entertainment.

Already licensed in Colorado

Four operating companies received seven Master Licenses last month:

Of those seven casinos, there are two confirmed sportsbooks partners so far. PointsBet will operate sports betting for Double Eagle while Betfred will supply Saratoga.

Other Colorado sports wagering partnerships

There are five other Colorado sports betting partnerships formally announced: