Fixed-Odds Horse Betting Proposal Taking Shape In Colorado

Written By Ken Pomponio on 02/11/2022
Colorado fixed-odds horse racing proposal

Friday’s fixed-odds horse race in Colorado took a step closer to becoming real.

And if everything goes according to plan, May might see the arrival of that truth.

A customer rule-making workshop was held on Friday by the Colorado Division of Gaming at a Webex movie conference.

The proposed Rule 5.4, Fixed Odds or Price on Horse and Greyhound Wagering, was questioned and requested clarification by a number of partners. & ,

After several client meetings, that law draft was presented on November 17 at a Colorado Department of Revenue meeting.

So far from the Colorado DOR, the plan has received a green light. Additionally, before the document is sent to the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission( CLGCC ) for final approval, stakeholders had one last opportunity to review it on Friday.

In short, it looks like changes are coming to Colorado horse betting.

Express animal organizations and the ’s consent is a crucial element.

During the meeting on Friday and, five partners had questions and / or requests for explanations.

Each of them was addressed by Dan Hartman, the Colorado Division of Gaming’s producer. Hartman repeatedly emphasized the essential element present throughout the plan as he did so.

That is, those entities looking to offer fixed-odds wagering must first obtain the state & ’s established horse organizations’ contractual consent: the governor-appointed Colorado Racing Commission and the independent Colorado Horse Racing Association.

A number of existing Colorado online sportsbooks very likely will be included among those entities.

Additionally, approval would be required for Bally & , s-ownedArapahoe Park, which is close to Aurora. & ,

The Centennial State & ’s sole active racetrack is Arapahoe Park, which was founded in 1984. Bally & also operates 10 state off-track betting parlors where bets are permitted on international horse races.

In response to a customer query on Friday, Hartman said,”& , Consent is specific for the technician who is asking for it. All people are not eligible for & , It & unless they have gone out and obtained the consents or ( a ) contract with the horsemen and horse tracks that are producing the content in Colorado. & rdquo,

All racing material suppliers will need to have licenses in the position, Hartman continued. Lines using licensed content providers outside of the condition wouldn’t need to obtain licenses themselves, he said.

Horse betting with fixed conflict is uncommon in the US.

Colorado would be the next US status to allow fixed-odds wagering on horse racing if it did so.

Although New Jersey offers fixed-odds gaming, the hybrid model there is still undergoing some changes and tweaks.

In the rest of the state where horse race betting is legal, par – mutuel bet is used in place of a fixed-odds system. & ,

All bets on a specific race are regarded as being in the same swimming when pari-mutuel bet is used. & ,

The trail hosting the racetakes a percent from that lake. The wagers on the winning animals are finally settled with the remaining funds in that share.

However, the challenging part for a particular pari-mutuelbettor is that the chances they initially received on their specific animal may change. Prior to the start of the race, & mdash, up or down. The proportion of lake bets and the amount of money that horse receives determines these odds changes.

What does fixed-odds gaming entail?

That is not true when it comes to fixed-odds wagering.

The odds that a better is guaranteed for the race are the odds they are given at the time of their bet. & ,

In other words, the US sports betting program now uses the same fixed-odds program.

However, it & is uncommon in the world of thoroughbred horse racing. & ,

And Hartman is preparing for a wait-and-watch, learning-on-the-fly-experience if Colorado adopts fixed-odds horse racing.

Every driving organization out there is considering fixed possibilities, Hartman said on Friday. We anticipate that some people and some groups will sit on the sidelines for a while to observe how it & , as states and tracks roll it out. Without a doubt, you cannot compel people to participate if they choose not to. And if any horses are wary of how it will operate, you cannot force them to approve. & ,

& , Hopefully, we & have created a proposal that encourages people to try it. & rdquo,

Fixed-odds betting on a strong record

The Rule 5.4 proposal looks to be on a relatively fast track.

The stakeholder input from Friday & ’s meeting will be considered, according to Hartman and the Colorado Division of Gaming board. After cleaning up and publishing a final draft of the fixed-odds rules, they will use that to & .

Hartman predicts that the CLGCC will hear that plan at its quarterly meeting in March. These meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month, which means that the following fortnight will begin on March 17.

Fixed-odds horse racing will be added to the standard CDOR Events and Wagers catalogue once it has received CLGCC approval.

Hope we have operating rules in place( sometime in ) May, & rdquo, Hartman said. Depending on which rules the commission approves.

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Ken, a fourth-generation Coloradan and professional sporting journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering everything from the preps to the professionals, He has lived in the Front Range his entire life and is a longstanding sports betting fan. His passion and insight are evident in his coverage at PlayinСolorado. He is the son of the 1960s Denver Broncos season ticket holders.

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