Colorado: Gaming towns, lobbyists block lottery expansion Norma Engelberg, Pikes Peak Courier · April 28, 2021 at 4:08 pm Cripple Creek, Black Hawk, Central City and their lobbyists successfully blocked a plan by the Colorado Lottery to allow bars and restaurants to offer instant-win drawings on video monitors. These drawings would have included Keno and similar “monitor” games. This was according to a report by Peak Government Affairs lobbyist Sol Malick to the Cripple Creek City Council on April 21. The state Attorney General’s office determined that these instant-win kiosks would not be gambling. Also, according to the Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee Staff report, the proposal would have generated approximately $7.2 million for Lottery beneficiaries.