Colorado sports gambling hits record-setting $326.9 million wagered in January – The Denver Post

Colorado sports gambling hits record-setting $326.9 million wagered in January – The Denver Post

February 26, 2021

The growth of sports betting in Colorado continues to skyrocket with a monthly record of $326.9 million wagered in January, according to a report from the state’s department of revenue.

A breakdown for how Colorado sports gamblers placed their bets to begin 2021…

• NBA: $88M

• NFL: $74M

• NCAA basketball: $39M

• Table tennis: $11M

• NHL: $9M

The state department’s gaming division said taxes collected in January totaled $1.19 million — an increase of more than $400,000 from the previous month — with the majority of funds going toward the state’s water plan as approved by voters in November 2019.

Colorado, over nine months with legalized sports gambling, has eclipsed $1.5 billion in total bets placed.

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