What You Should Know About Online Football Betting in Colorado

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Sep 21, 2021, 11:30 AM

The Denver Broncos enter Week 3 of the NFL season with a 2-0 record and a great chance to go 3-0 against a rebuilding New York Jets team. With Kansas City losing last week, the AFC West is wide open. Are you a diehard Broncos fan in Colorado? Do you want to lay action on the Broncos this weekend but aren’t sure whether online football betting is legal in your state?

Check out our guide for how to bet on football games online in Colorado.

Murphy v. NCAA

For many years, Nevada was the only state where you could place legal sports bets. However, that changed in 2018 due to the US Supreme Court ruling on the Murphy v. NCAA case.

That case involved New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy suing the NCAA and the professional sports leagues over the legality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) preventing legalized sports betting.

The decision struck down PAPSA’s authority to prohibit sports gambling, allowing state legislatures to legalize wagering.

Rocky Mountain High Handle

In November 2019, Colorado voters passed Proposition DD, allowing legalized sports wagering in the state. On May 1, 2020, Colorado casinos and retail books took their first sports bets.

Since that first day, Colorado citizens have wagered over $2.3 billion on games. Now, Broncos fans can bet on NFL football games online without leaving the house.

How to Bet Football Online in Colorado

This weekend, a hot Denver Broncos team hosts the New York Jets at Empower Field at Mile High. QB Teddy Bridgewater looks as though he’s finally reaching his potential with 592 passing yards and 4 TDs so far.

Rookie RB Javonte Williams has rushed for 109 power yards, helping Denver lead the league in time of possession. The online football betting odds show Denver as a 10.5 favorite.

The Jets offense with rookie QB Zach Wilson has yet to show promise, and the defense has only created one turnover this year.

If you love that line, the best way to place a bet is through one of the many online football betting sites available. If you want to bet online, you should choose BetMGM.

The Hidden Vigorish of 2-0

Since 1990, NFL teams who start the season 2-0 make the playoffs 61.9% of the time. The average final record of teams that win their first two games is 10-6.

Though this is the first year of an expanded 17 game schedule, the Broncos have the inside track for making the playoffs.

With the Kansas City Chiefs losing last week, betting the Broncos to win the AFC West at +475 could be an intriguing bet.

Why BetMGM is the Best for Online Football Betting in Colorado

The Broncos look poised to have a successful season. Will this be the year Denver takes the AFC West crown? Will they cover 10.5 this week?

If you think you know the answer, BetMGM offers the best in online football betting technology. Keep track of the current odds and the future boards for your next wager.

Are you ready to play? Sign up today at our Colorado sports betting site and receive a risk-free first bet of up to $1,000.

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