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Table tennis got the lion’s share of Colorado’s first $25 million in sports betting wagers

More than $6.5 million was wagered on table tennis matches in Colorado in May, accounting for about a quarter of the state’s first month of sports betting. Gamblers shelled out a total of $25.6 million in sports bets in May as they contended with a shutdown of professional American sports because of the coronavirus crisis.  […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Sports betting won’t generate any money for Colorado’s water needs in first year, new analysis says

When Colorado voters OK’d Proposition DD last month, they were told sports betting would deliver millions in tax revenue toward solving the state’s water problems.  But a new analysis from the Polis administration shows that likely won’t happen in the first full year of wagering.  The Division of Gaming expects sports betting, which starts in […]

Posted inEducation, Politics and Government, Transportation

$10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money couldn’t push Proposition CC to passage

Advocates for Proposition CC outspent the opposition by more than double but still lost in the statewide November election. The two campaign committees behind the ballot question — Coloradans for Prosperity and Great Education Colorado — spent a combined $4.5 million on the failed effort, according to final campaign finance reports filed late last week. […]

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Colorado voters narrowly approve sports betting, turning on new spigot for water project funding

Colorado became the 19th state to allow sports betting after voters narrowly approved Proposition DD thanks to strong support from people in and around Denver. The ballot question was bouncing between winning and losing as results were reported on Election Night — at one brief point it was locked in a 50-50 tie —  but […]

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Proposition DD too close to call: Future of Colorado sports betting, water project funding hangs in balance

In a nail-biter of a race, the legalization of Colorado sports betting — and the millions it would generate for water projects — appeared too close to call late Tuesday. By 10 p.m., with perhaps tens of thousands of ballots left to count, the margin between yes and no on Proposition DD was less than […]

Posted inEnvironment, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.

In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the General Assembly agreed to put a question before voters Tuesday to legalize sports betting. But in a little-noticed vote in this year’s legislative session, top Colorado lawmakers rejected a different request to expand state-sanctioned gambling. Colorado Voter Guide 2019: What you need to know about propositions CC and DD […]

Posted inUncategorized, Water

Here’s what you need to know about Colorado’s water plan before voting on Proposition DD

When then-Gov. John Hickenlooper set out to create Colorado’s first comprehensive water plan in 2013, he called the chasm between the state’s water supply and its demand “real and looming.” Colorado’s water supply is already struggling to meet the demands of a growing state today. By 2050, Colorado is expected to add another 3 million […]

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The faith-based and environmental opposition to Colorado’s Proposition DD makes for strange company

The drive to legalize sports betting in Colorado united Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol, and similarly, the opposition to Proposition DD is bringing together two disparate groups of critics. The November ballot question is drawing criticism from religious conservatives who label gambling as a sin and a faction of the environmental community concerned […]

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It’s Election Day in Colorado! Here’s what you need to know about casting your ballot and what’s on it

There’s no presidential election or U.S. Senate contest on the 2019 ballot, but the Nov. 5 election will ask Colorado voters two fiscal questions with major ramifications for the future of the state. Proposition CC and Proposition DD pose questions related to taxes — whether to keep the tax money the state collected and whether […]