- If approved by voters in the upcoming November election, sports betting in Colorado will be restricted to the gambling towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek.
- Cripple Creek will have to vote on a brand-new mayor for the first time in 10 years.
- The proposed Colorado sports betting law would allocate funds generated by the activity to the Colorado Water Plan.
Cripple Creek, Colo. – The race to become mayor of Cripple Creek has now been cut down to two candidates.
According to the Mountain Jackpot News, the only candidates remaining are Councilwoman Megan Rozell and former Council Member Milford Ashworth. The announcement comes after the deadline to submit candidate petitions passed over the weekend.
There are a myriad of issues that these candidates will have to tackle and legal sports betting is at the forefront of those issues.
This upcoming November not only will Cripple Creek locals have to elect a new leader, but voters all across Colorado will be deciding whether or not to legalize sports betting at the state’s three traditional gambling communities. Those include the towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek.
However, unlike the other two locations, Cripple Creek will see a new mayor for the first time in 10 years. If sports betting in Colorado is granted to the historic gambling communities then it will be up to the new mayor of Cripple Creek to work on implementing the new activity in the community.
Many supporters of the ballot measure contend that it will bring in more tourists into the community. However, the ballot measure also includes provisions to allow for state-wide mobile sports betting.
This means that the majority of sports bettors in the state of Colorado likely won’t need to make the trip just to lay down a few dollars inside a Cripple Creek casino. Adhering to local gaming establishments may be a key concern for candidates moving forward.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.