Colorado: legislators vote to remove $100 bet limit in casinos

Black Hawk, Cripple Creek and Central City voted in favour of unlimited single-bet wagers.
Black Hawk, Cripple Creek and Central City voted in favour of unlimited single-bet wagers.

Casinos will be able to take unlimited single bets and introduce new games from May.

US.- Lawmakers in Colorado have voted to remove the $100 maximum bet limit in casinos, paving the way for unlimited single-bet wagering.

Amendment 77 gives local lawmakers permission to lift the existing limits on wagers at casinos and to allow new games.

Black Hawk, Cripple Creek and Central City all voted in favour of unlimited single-bet wagers to give bettors a Las Vegas-like experience.

Casinos will also have the option to add new games such as pai gow poker, baccarat and keno. Both changes will come into effect in May.

However, casino operators have said that the changes are unlikely to have a major impact on returns.

Sean Demeule, general manager of Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk, told the Denver Post: “This is not a game-changer for us.

“When I say it’s not a game-changer, I mean I don’t expect it to grow revenue by hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It just allows us to have some parity with neighbouring states.”