Colorado: Cripple Creek casinos report strong first month after reopening Wayne Heilman, Colorado Springs Gazette · July 16, 2020 at 6:53 am Customers have returned to Cripple Creek casinos in bigger-than-expected numbers after being closed for three months. And they’ll have another reason to visit the Teller County city when the first in-person sports wagering operation opens there on Wednesday. The Wildwood Casino will open Cripple Creek’s first sportsbook at 10 a.m. in its Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill, which will continue to operate as a restaurant but also will take bets from customers, said Matt Andrighetti, the casino’s general manager. Customers have been able to make sports wagers though the casino’s online sports wagering platform, betwildwood.com, since last week and with 19 other betting applications affiliated with Colorado casinos. “We’re excited to welcome sports betters to the premier of our sportsbook. It’s been a long wait getting to this day with the pandemic canceling sporting events, but we’ve made it,” Andrighetti said.