Wildwood Casino sportsbook

Courtesy Wildwood Casino

Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Wildwood Casino has been renovated and upgraded to house what will be the first sportsbook operation in Cripple Creek. While sports betting has been legal in Colorado since May 1, casinos remained closed until June 15 and have focused instead on offering online betting through mobile applications rather than building out sportsbook operations inside casinos.

Despite a dearth of sporting events on which to bet, the amount wagered in Colorado on sports in June jumped nearly 49% from the first month of betting in May to $38.1 million, the Colorado Department of Revenue reported Tuesday.

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Nearly a fourth of the total was bet on table tennis, with soccer and golf making up another 20%. Baseball, basketball and pro football combined generated less than $1.8 million in betting, while combination wagers, or parlays, totaled $4.67 million. The bets were made through six online operators and one retail sportsbook and generated $217,023 in taxes.

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