Colorado Sports Betting Regulators Approve Licenses As Launch Date Draws Closer Matthew Waters, Legal Sports Report · April 4, 2020 at 5:41 pm Gaming regulators approved 32 more licenses related to Colorado sports betting, including six online operators and eight casinos. There were 64 casino, sportsbook or online sportsbook applications submitted as of April 1. That includes all of the state’s 33 commercial casinos, 12 retail sportsbook operators and 19 online sportsbooks. The Limited Gaming Control Commission did not touch on potentially pushing back the start date from May 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. That could still be coming, however. Dan Hartman, Director of the Division of Gaming, said discussions about the launch date “certainly will happen” during a previous meeting.