Lawmakers taking steps to legalize sports gambling in Colorado KRDO · March 27, 2019 at 3:03 pm Coloradans might soon be able to legally bet money on sports games as lawmakers are drafting legislation to legalize sports betting in the state. Rep. Alec Garnett (D-Denver), the House Majority Leader, told KRDO’s news partners in Denver that legislators are working on a plan for what legal sports gambling could look like in Colorado. “Nobody does this in person anymore. This is all done on your phone,” Garnett said. It could be right off your phone, let’s say while you’re sitting at the bar.