Is Online Poker Legal in Colorado?

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Nagesh Rath
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Online poker is not regulated in the state of Colorado, however, that doesn't mean sites cannot be accessed from the state for real money play. Americas Cardroom accepts players from Colorado for real money play, free play and sports betting.

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Colorado regulates live poker rooms that are within easy access of major cities, including Colorado Springs and Denver.  In total, there are 10 live poker rooms in the state.  These can all be found in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, Central City, and Ignacio.


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Casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek combined to rake in a record $842.1 million in revenue in 2018, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association. The haul represented a 1.7 percent increase over the $828 million the industry banked in Colorado in 2017 and a nearly 13 percent increase over 2014.  Source: Denver Post

Steve O'Dwyer sits atop the all time money list of those poker players from Colorado.  The Colorado Springs native has amassed a fortune playing over the years: $27,496,163.  O'Dwyer  now calls Ireland his home.

Denver’s Chance Kornuth comes in 2nd with close to $7 million won on the live circuit.

Pratyush Buddiga was born in New Zealand but now resides in Colorado Springs. He sits 3rd atop the all time money list of poker players out of Colorado: $6,484,299. 

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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