Regulatory round-up: Colorado and Michigan on launching online betting

Colorado launched legal sports betting amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, while Michigan took its first in-person bets days before lockdown.


Now, as Colorado approaches the first anniversary of legal wagering, and in the wake of Michigan's online rollout, the states' regulators share their impressions of the early stages of their markets.

Dan Hartman of the Colorado Division of Gaming discusses the challenges of going live at a time when all major leagues were shut down.

Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director Richard Kalm, meanwhile, shares his thoughts on the rapid uptake seen in the first few days of online betting.