Century Casino Cripple Creek

Eric Rose and Matt Andrighetti, general managers of Century Casino (pictured) and Wildwood Casino, respectively, in Cripple Creek both said they planned to open their casinos within a few days, pending regulatory approval from the Colorado Division of Gaming. Both casinos plan on recalling most furloughed employees, though those working on table games such as blackjack, poker, roulette and craps won't be recalled until casinos are allowed to again offer those games.

Century Casinos announced Thursday that it has its first agreement for a Colorado internet sports wagering site allowed under a referendum approved by Colorado voters in November.

Colorado Springs gaming firm plans to keep growing with acquisitions

The 15-year deal with Las Vegas-based Circa Sports, which operates a sports book at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and D Las Vegas Casino, both in downtown Las Vegas, includes a fee for market access, a share of gaming revenue and minimum revenue guarantee all paid to Century, according to a news release issued by the Colorado Springs-based casino and horse track operator.

What's next for sports wagering in Colorado

Century Co-CEO Peter Hoetzinger said the agreement does not include plans for a sports book in Century's casinos in Cripple Creek and Central City. The company can sign agreements for two more internet betting sites. Sports wagering in Colorado is scheduled to begin May 1.

Wayne Heilman, The Gazette

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