Nowadays, gambling online is becoming increasingly popular. It gives us the ability to place wagers from anywhere in Colorado without the need to head to a casino or bookies. Most online sites also have a mobile app. Apps are incredibly useful for keeping track of your bets and wagers, placing bets on the go, and having easy access to game and jackpot information.
Here are some of the best legitimate and trustworthy online gambling websites and apps, so you can gamble on the go.
Current Colorado Sportsbook Apps
As of 1st May 2020, sports gambling is legal in Colorado and currently, eight online sportsbooks have rolled out websites and apps. Of these, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM, and BetRivers were first to take to the stage, launching on 1st May 2020. Bet Monarch then went live on 11th May 2020, shortly followed by FOX Bet. Two more sportsbooks have launched in June. Each offers a range of sporting events, wagers, and have generous welcome bonuses to attract new customers. Here is a quick comparison for all of Colorado’s live mobile sportsbooks:
|Operator||Welcome Bonus||Launch Date|
|BetRivers||100% deposit match bonus up to $250||1st May 2020|
|BetMGM||Risk-free bet up to $500||1st May 2020|
|BetMonarch||No welcome bonus||11th May 2020|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||$25 site credit, 20% deposit match bonus up to $500, & risk-free bet up to $500||1st May 2020|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||Risk-free bet up to $500||1st May 2020|
|FOX Bet||Risk-free bet up to $500, & 50% deposit match bonus up to $500||19th May 2020|
|SBK by Smarkets||$20 cash refund bonus||4th June 2020|
|Sky Ute Sportsbook||No welcome bonus||2nd June 2020|
Of these eight apps, all are compatible with both iOS and Android devices excluding BetRivers which is only compatible with Android phones. However, their excellent mobile website means iPhone users can still take advantage of their sportsbook while on the go. To download the apps, search for them on the App Store or Google Play. Some apps are not available to download from the stores, so if you cannot find it by searching then head to the sportsbook website and download it directly from the operator.
Nowadays, the mobile apps function as well as the sportsbook desktop websites and allow access to all the following account features:
- Signing up for and creating an account
- Depositing and withdrawing funds
- Viewing available sporting wagers
- Placing bets
- Gaining live game information
- Viewing current promotions
The apps are strictly limited to allow wagers to be placed only from inside Colorado. Therefore, all apps use geolocation technology to determine which jurisdiction you are betting from. If you are accessing the mobile app from outside Colorado you will still be able to view your account information, but will not be able to place any wagers. For comprehensive reviews of these sportsbooks apps, take a look at our sports betting reviews.
Future Colorado Sportsbook Apps
In addition to these sports betting apps, many other online operators have partnered with retail casinos to bring sports betting to Colorado. Therefore, it is likely that the following online sportsbook providers will launch their Colorado sportsbooks shortly:
- Barstool Bets
- BetFred USA Sports
- Circa Sports
- ISI Race & Sports
- William Hill
- Wynn Sports
Daily Fantasy Sports Apps
DFS contests have been legal in Colorado since 2016, and the two top providers are DraftKings and FanDuel. Both apps are compatible with Apple and Android devices and offer a range of different contests types covering everything from single day head-to-head tournaments, up to major events with large prize pools. To find out more, check out our DFS website and mobile app reviews.
In the state of Colorado, it is illegal to play casino games online for real money. This applies to online slot machines, table games, or poker. There are, therefore, no casino apps or websites for winning real money are available to Colorado residents. If you are wanting to play casino games, hit one of Colorado’s top casinos and try your luck at some mega jackpots.
Colorado Lottery App
While you cannot play the lottery online, the Colorado Lottery does have a mobile app that is available for download from the App Store and Google Play. The app is solely for information purposes, and lottery tickets cannot be bought from the app or website. Nevertheless, their app is incredibly useful at keeping players up to date and providing all information that could be needed:
- Map Feature: Displays the retailers closest to your current location. This makes it easy to find where to buy a lottery ticket.
- Scan Tickets: You can also scan jackpot and scratch tickets via the app to see if they are a winning card.
- Results: The results from jackpot draws and scratch card games are right at your fingertips.
You can also manage your lottery profile from the app and sign up to receive notifications on new games, big jackpot prizes, events, promotions, and giveaways.
Although not for real money, the Colorado Lottery app does have a free play area for purely entertainment purposes. There is also a chance to win money by entering bonus draws. If you have already bought a jackpot ticket or scratch card, scan the ticket’s barcode using the app. You will be entered into a bonus draw if you are eligible.