Colorado’s online & retail sportsbooks took in $244.5 million in April

Colorado’s online and retail sportsbooks took in $244.5 million in April, down 18.8% from $300.1 million in bets in March, according to data released Tuesday afternoon by the Colorado Division of Gaming. The state’s official tally is slightly less than the unaudited data that was reported by the Division of Gaming earlier this month.

Bettors placed $8.1 million bets per day in April, down from $9.7 million per day in March. Those bets led to $17.6 million in gross gaming revenue, down 13.8% from $20.4 million in March. Promotional credits worth $6.4 million whittled net sports betting proceeds to $10.5 million, yielding $1.1 million in tax revenue.

From the industry’s launch on May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021Colorado sportsbooks generated:

  • $2.3 billion in wagers
  • $147.4 million in gross gaming revenue
  • $61.5 million in net betting proceeds
  • $6.6 million in state taxes