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PointsBet reveals plans for Colorado sports betting launch


Online sports betting operator PointsBet has set out plans to launch in Colorado next year after the state last week legalized sports wagering.

PointsBet, which already holds licences in New Jersey and Iowa, intends to roll out both retail and mobile sports betting services in Colorado, via a partnership with the Double Eagle Casino in Cripple Creek.

The Colorado Division of Gaming is in the process of establishing regulations for the state’s legal sports betting market, and PointsBet said it will now work with the regulator with the aim of launching its operations next year.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed off a bill to legalize sports betting in the state back in May, but the measure had to be put to voters in order to come into effect.

Last week, Proposition DD secured 51.1% of the vote, with a total of 756,720 people voting in favour of legalizing sports betting, and 723,665 against.

Meanwhile, PointsBet has appointed Becky Harris, former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, as a non-executive director.

Harris chaired the Nevada regulatory body between January 2018 and January 2019 and also spent time as a member of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, as association of lawmakers from across the US.

In addition, Harris had a spell as both the chair and treasurer of the Responsible Gaming Committee.

PointsBet chairman Brett Paton said: “Becky’s expertise and strong knowledge of the evolving US sports betting landscape will provide great benefit to the company. I could not think of a better set of skills to assist the board as we execute on our strategy.”

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