The licenses of four Colorado were approved for renewal by the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (LGCC) during its regular monthly meeting last Thursday.
In a statement, LGCC Chairman Richard Nathan said that the approved renewal is valid for two years but do not include “entities or individuals with whom these licensees have entered into, or considered entering into, contracts for sports betting operations or internet sports betting operations.”
The approved licenses belong to Grand Z Casino and Johnny’s Z Casino in Central City, along with Monarch Casino and Z Casino in Black Hawk. Grand Z, Johnny’s Z, and Z Casino are all owned by Maverick Gaming. All four casino licenses were unanimously approved by the body’s five commissioners.
During the same meeting, the LGCC also gave approval for 11 sports betting ‘first vendor” mino licenses. These are licenses the cover entities who act on behalf of sports betting providers, including the TansUnion Gaming Services. TransUnion, which is known as a game reporting agency, announced earlier this year that it would join the United States sports betting industry in order to provide gambling operators across the states solutions to identity, fraud, and marketing issues.
Amendments to “Limited Gaming” rules
The LGCC also signed off on the amendments to “limited gaming” rules. Newly appointed table games chairman Joseph Nguyen made the presentation on the amendments to table games while the new rules for the “Craps Dice Ology” and “TriLux Blackjack” games were approved after the success of conducted field trials.
Colorado Division of Gaming commissioner Dan Hartman also gave the LGCC an update on the status of fixed-odds wagering on horse racing. According to Hartman, his office conducted a series of stakeholder meetings on the topic during the last three weeks and that discussions progressed well but will need more time before they can move forward.