Since launching sports betting on May 1, 2020, Colorado has seen tremendous growth in the industry. What started out as just a handful of operators going live has now turned into of the most competitive markets in the United States.
Colorado continues to issue new sports betting licenses to operators looking to enter the state, but there are already some well-established options that have led the way. Here are some of the top betting sites live in Colorado (or pending to go live at some point in the future), with some of the highlights and bonuses offered from each.
DraftKings Sportsbook has emerged as a market leader in the United States, and it continues to be a top betting site in Colorado as well. Most know this company as a Daily Fantasy Sports operator, but DraftKings has been able to turn into a great online sportsbook as well.
One of the biggest advantages of using DraftKings as an online betting site is the great welcome bonus that is offered from the site. This bonus offer comes in two different parts, but it adds up to an offer worth up to $1,050.
New customers at DraftKings will receive a $50 free bet when signing up, and that money will just show up in your account automatically. DraftKings Colorado also offers a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000.
DraftKings is partnered with Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk to gain market access.
PointsBet is an Australian-based operator, but it has become a big name throughout the United States. PointsBet targeted Colorado early in its expansion throughout the United States, and it has emerged as a top betting site in the state.
This company has been able to form many partnerships in the state of Colorado, which has helped it become a more popular option. PointsBet has agreed to a deal with the University of Colorado as well as becoming an official sports betting partner of many professional teams in the state.
PointsBet is known for its “points betting” option, which is unique to this sportsbook. With this type of bet, customers are able to win or lose large amounts of money by making wagers on specific lines offered at the site.
The welcome offer from PointsBet is a set of risk-free bets worth up to $1,000 each. One of the risk-free bets is for a points-betting bet, while the other is for a traditional wager.
William Hill Colorado is being rebranded to “Caesars Sports,” but nothing will change when it comes to the betting options featured on the site. William Hill is known as “America’s Number 1 Sportsbook,” and this has become a top betting site in the state of Colorado.
This betting site became an option in Colorado in September 2020, but it has not had any trouble making up ground on the sites that launched before it. One of the highlights of the William Hill Sportsbook is the large number of international markets that are available since the site has a long history in the UK.
There is not a deposit bonus offered from William Hill Colorado, but customers can still take advantage of an offer worth up to $500. William Hill Sportsbook offers a risk-free bet of up to $500 that is available to all new customers without the use of a promo code.
Simply deposit money into your William Hill account, and this welcome offer will be unlocked. If your first bet at the betting site loses, William Hill will refund your account for the amount of the bet that loses.
Online betting sites we expect to go live at some point
888Sport has agreed to a partnership with the Colorado Grande Casino in Cripple Creek, and this top betting site will provide a great option for sports bettors in Colorado. 888Sport is one of the top betting sites in the world, and it has a proven track record.
The bonus offer that 888Sport is currently running in New Jersey worth up to $500, which would make it one of the top offers in the state of Colorado. New customers in NJ can receive free bets worth up to $500 for losing bets that are made at the site.
The BetAmerica Sportsbook is a product of Churchill Downs Inc., and this is an operator that has been extremely aggressive in the industry in recent months. BetAmerica has traditionally been one of the best horse race betting sites, but it has started to put a real emphasis on sports betting as well.
BetAmerica has partnered with Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek to offer both retail and online sports betting. We have not been informed as to when this will happen but we are keeping a close eye on BetAmerica and Churchill Downs this year to be ready once they make that announcement. Their current betting site is very user-friendly, and as they continue to add new betting markets and betting options, we are hopefully Colorado is next on the list.
The welcome bonus at BetAmerica is very straightforward, and it does not include any deposit bonus or risk-free bets. When you join BetAmerica, you simply need to place a $50 bet in order to get a $50 free bet credited to your account.
Of course, there are other promotions that are offered by BetAmerica to current customers, but the “Bet $50, Get $50” offer is for new customers only.
Bet365 is one of the betting sites set to launch in Colorado, but there is no official launch date announced at this time. Bet365 is one of the biggest names in sports betting, and this site should immediately become one of the top options in the state.
Bet365 has made a name for itself over in the UK, but it has already successfully launched in the United States as well. This operator gives the state of Colorado another proven name in the sports betting industry and one that has a focus on offering international betting markets.
In order to gain market access in Colorado, Bet365 has partnered with Century Casinos on a 10-year deal. This deal will likely be extended before it ever runs out, especially if Bet365 has as much success as expected.
The welcome bonus from Bet365 is a bit different than other traditional bonus offers in Colorado. New customers are eligible to receive up to $500 in bet credits when making a deposit of at least $10.