State House Majority Leader Alec Garnett is ready to draft legislation so the state can at least step up to the starting gate on wagers.
To some degree Colorado’s problems stem from the state’s unique system of gambling.
The Department of Revenue has faith that both casinos and racetracks can have a piece of the pie, but casinos believe they are the rightful home for sports betting.
To attract customers and workers, casinos across the state are renovating their properties and raising their wages.
The opinion is a surprise, as many legal experts believed a statewide vote was necessary to alter Colorado’s constitution to allow sports gambling.
The different gaming factions in Colorado have not played nice in the past.
What legal sports betting will look in Colorado is yet to be seen, but the state's casinos and licensing and regulating lawyers alike support the ruling.
Colorado casinos are back from the Great Recession, although revenue hasn’t topped 2007's record year yet.