Colorado Gaming Association
Colorado voters this fall may see competing proposals on gambling, one by a horse racing track that wants to expand into slot machines, another by a casino industry worried by the track’s proposal.
Video lottery could be coming to Colorado and some lawmakers say that could save horse racing in the state.
Cripple Creek marked 20 years of legal gambling last month, but the anniversary was muted. The historic mining town doesn’t have much to celebrate as its gaming industry faces an uncertain future.
A bill to allow video lottery terminals in Colorado has been delayed by a state Senate committee, with no word when the proposal might come back up.
Some state lawmakers are betting that a new lottery game could help Colorado’s economy. A bill proposed at the state Capitol would create a keno game, with money going to create jobs.