For years, state and local leaders have tried to crack down on so-called “gray casinos,” but operators seemingly find a way around laws each time.
Now, a new law signed by Gov. Jared Polis in June gives the state’s Division of Gaming more power to help communities shut down these businesses by allowing the division to conduct investigations outside of the towns where gambling is legal.
At these businesses – often located in strip malls – players play games that appear similar to slot machines and winners can get paid out in a variety of ways, depending on the business.
“We’ll be working to get this gray market out of Colorado,” Colorado Division of Gaming Director Dan Hartman said.