COLORADO REVIVES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGISLATION PROPOSAL

Published on January 14, 2014 in Industry News

The state of Colorado has made headlines for legalizing recreational marijuana with the start of the new year, but that's not the only bit of legislation that's garnering attention.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced that the state's lawmakers are reportedly going to revisit legislation that could legalize intrastate internet poker.

If approved, this legislation could increase the number of US online casinos and the number of foreign casinos accepting US players.

Colorado isn't alone in moving toward allowing online gambling. Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey have all authorized real money online gambling, which has paved the way for more US online gambling activities.

“Under Colorado law, a bet is placed where the person placing the bet is located,” Attorney General Suthers indicated. This means that individuals would need to be within Colorado state lines in order to take part in online gambling activities.

Colorado is home to 40 casinos and more than 100 poker tables in a dozen card room facilities.