Colorado Casinos Preparing for New Games and Higher Betting Limits

Colorado Casinos Preparing for New Games and Higher Betting Limits

City Council members of gambling towns in Colorado recently elected to increase betting limits and add new games after Amendment 77 was passed into law in 2020. The Amendment allows cities to decide if they want to remove the $100 wager cap and add new games. Only the titles approved by the Limited Gaming Control Commission could be added.

Vegas style gaming in Colorado

Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek will now be able to offer a new Vegas-style gaming experience to the users. Once the amendment was approved by voters in November, Black Hawk started preparing for the changes. The gambling industry changes were approved by the City Council on December 1.

Colorado Casinos Preparing for New Games and Higher Betting Limits

The city will now offer unlimited single-bet wagers, which will attract the higher limit crowd to the casinos. New games can also be added and operators are now considering keno, baccarat, pai gow poker, and other games. Cripple Creek and Central City officials have completed some approval, which means that the cities will be able to offer a variety of new services by May 1.

Is it the biggest amendment yet?

Though the new amendment will be helpful in bringing more engagement at casinos, the operators believe that it will not be a game-changer. Sean Semeule, the Ameristar Casino Resort, and Spa general manager said that the amendment will not turn Colorado casinos into the Vegas Strip. Revenues are not expected to grow by hundreds of millions. However, it would be useful in bringing Colorado at equal standing with some nearby states.

Colorado Online Casinos and Casinos hope that they will be able to stop residents from moving to neighboring states for gambling. They are also expecting tourists to visit gambling towns as vacation spots. Denver is a hotspot for Vegas travel, becoming the second-largest feeder market for Sin City. Operators want travelers to consider visiting casinos in the state as well.

State officials are busy cleaning up the language of the gambling law which removes references to a $100 betting cap.

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