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Prop DD: Too close to call in Colorado

Prop DD too close to call


One statewide race in Colorado is too close to call after initial results were released on Tuesday evening.

Proposition DD if passed would allow sports betting at licensed casinos with a portion of the money bet going toward Colorado water projects.

Initial results showed at one point during Tuesday 50 percent voting yes and 50 percent voting no. Casino officials in Cripple Creek surprised at just how close this race is.

Matt Andrighetti the assistant general manager of Wildwood Casino says, "It would be very disappointing if this didn't happen because it is just one more reason people could come to Colorado." Adding that if this passes it would popularize Colorado casinos.

"It's going to be something that will allow Colorado to be a little more competitive with the other gaming markets around the country and around the state," Andrighetti says.

Baxter Lee the general manager for Bronco Billy's agrees, "We would be disappointed because we think it would be a good thing for Coloradans." Saying he has seen the positive impact sports betting has had for other states. "We just think it gives our customers another option for entertainment in the casinos, Blackhawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek," Lee says, "So as we've seen in other states that have passed sports gambling it has led to revenue increases."

Both officials hoping that the final results will lean in their favor. However, since the race is so close, it could lead to a recount. According to Colorado Statute C.R.S. 31-10-1207 (1) if a vote is within a half a percent margin, it is an automatic recount.

Chase Golightly

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