In addition, the Colorado Constitution allows only certain types of “gambling,” which does not include internet or telephone wagering.Q: What forms of “gambling” are expressly authorized by law?
Q: Is there anything being done in Colorado to curb Internet gaming?
A: The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has adopted a policy prohibiting persons and businesses licensed in the casino industry in Colorado from having any involvement with Internet gaming sites that can be accessed by Colorado residents. A: The main distinction is whether the poker being played is considered “gambling.” For “gambling” to occur, three elements must be present: consideration, chance, and reward.
A: The Colorado Lottery; live and off-track wagering on horse and dog racing events; bingo, raffles and charitable games licensed and regulated by the Secretary of State’s office; limited stakes gaming in casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, as well as on tribal reservation land; and “social gambling.”Q: What is “social gambling”?
A: State law allows “social gambling” among participants who have a “bona fide social relationship” and in which all moneys wagered goes out in prizes.
These two criteria—a bonafide social relationship and no profit motive—must be present for a gambling activity to be considered legal “social gambling.”Q: How can online sites and telephone sports book advertise that they are “legal” and “licensed”? The Internet site or sports book may be legal or licensed where the site or number is set up, usually offshore, so in that respect they are truthful.