Clarification of Illegal Gambling
H. Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development
Reps. KC Becker, D-Boulder & Paul Lundeen, R-Monument; Sens. Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City & Tim Neville, R-Littleton
With CML’s support, legislation was passed to outlaw internet sweepstakes cafés that were operating in municipalities outside of the constitutionally approved cities Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Though that legislation passed in 2015, there are still entities operating that argue the current statute is too vague to apply to internet sweepstakes cafes because they are “games of skill.” HB18-1234 further clarifies that internet sweepstakes cafes are illegal gambling.