Colorado Success Could Lead to Further Change

 

Throughout the past year there have been sweeping changes across many states in the U.S aimed at providing new and legalised options for online sports betting and online gambling here, and with an aim at economic recovery it seems other states that may have been less likely to accept these changes may be the next to make the adjustment. Success of others will spur many to make the change too, and Colorado could become the poster child for legalised online sports betting after an extremely successful first year, and signs that the second year could provide numbers just as strong too.

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The biggest online opportunities were found in sports like the NBA, NFL, NCAA, and many others too growing a $2.3 billion online sports betting market in the first year and being amongst the most successful states to make this change, with the agreement that a portion of this will also go to water conservation efforts in the state too it stands out amongst others for doing something very right – it has gained attention from across the pond too, the lower tax rates for these services at just 10% are attracting international companies too as the state could also welcome one of Europe’s largest sports books as Tipico have eyed Denver as a new hub within the US and creating over 400 jobs with the average annual salary approaching $100,000. Given the huge growth seen in the online space over this past year, the interest from these other businesses, and the changing of legislation in other states too, it could seem as if a there will be a following trend for further online options to emerge, and for these other online options to find similar levels of success too. 

Whilst numbers are still coming in from this past year for Colorado betting, it is expected that figures will be higher than the year before as events have returned to normal and some have even taken part in a bigger capacity too, and the introducing of a European sportsbook could lead to further international opportunities for punters and players too looking for the best online options. Colorado has shown a way forward for those perhaps on the fence, or those unsure around the most successful way to introduce change, but certain approaches with the lower tax rate in particular and the other conservation efforts voted on have helped push the needle and have helped to smooth the transition and certainly something that will be needed in the time to come for those less likely to have this online transition. 

First Year of Success Opens Opportunities for Colorado

As many states across the U.S are starting to introduce and implement different regulation for online gambling and online sports betting, those that move first and have success are certainly standing out – bigger operators like many of these big options are looking to expand into the U.S market, and states like Colorado could certainly be the first-choice option for the operators looking to grow. 

In the first year after legalising online sports betting, Colorado was able to build a $2.3 billion market that focussed on some of the biggest sporting options including the NBA, NFL, NCAA, and more and with the tax funds being put towards water conservation efforts in the state it is certainly a win-win for all involved. Colorado had been praised by many too for the lower tax rate at just 10% for these services and the ease of access for new players looking to become involved in online sports betting – it certainly has become a great example of how to successfully incorporate these options, and perhaps even provide a blueprint for other states looking to do the same, particularly where tax incentives are involved and methods for ensuring that newer players have the easiest time possible with signing up and taking part.

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It’s something that may already be paying off with international interest too as one of Europe’s biggest sports book have eyed Denver as a potential location for their new tech hub – with the possibility of creating over 400 jobs with an annual salary close to $100,000, it’s a huge opportunity for the state, and it has been noted that the successes found with the introduction of online sports betting have certainly contributed to the choice of Denver as one of the highly likely metro areas that have been considered.

Other reasons are included with the tax incentives that have been offered to welcome this international company too, a long with a few other big options that are looking to move to the region too – this will certainly be huge for the online sportsbooks operating in the region and offering more options to different players will help to provide the best possible experience, and with such a strong first year there is still plenty of room to grow and to find more success too. 

The second-year figures are already looking very promising and may look to match or even surpass the figures from last year, with the influx of interest from other sportsbooks looking to open it’s looking like Colorado has a very healthy sports betting market too, and provides a great opportunity for other states to follow for similar success.

George H.W. Bush joins Twitter; Sock photos requested

http://twitter.com/#!/GeorgeHWBush/status/410511955007266816
And there you have the very first tweet from former President George H.W. Bush.
http://twitter.com/#!/ethanklapper/status/410532331955306496
http://twitter.com/#!/mikememoli/status/410530710106030082
http://twitter.com/#!/edlavaCNN/status/410533339893080064
http://twitter.com/#!/dorseyshaw/status/410531848679202816
Maybe when Bush starts tweeting photos of his amazing socks he’ll earn that “verified” blue check mark. Socks or not, plenty were happy to welcome the 41st president to Twitter.
http://twitter.com/#!/thedailybeast/status/410532589284253696
http://twitter.com/#!/TomDurian/status/410534122558197760


Update:

Even the White House is hoping for a sock of the day post.
http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/410584823766728704Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/10/george-h-w-bush-joins-twitter-sock-photos-requested/

‘Consequences’? Fred Thompson zings Obama’s Ukraine line

http://twitter.com/#!/caligram1/status/438372474447609856
Red lines … blow awaaaaay.
http://twitter.com/#!/fredthompson/status/438365641259905024
Hey, Obama probably didn’t draw that line. Somebody else made that happen. (Pesky world!)

A few more recent tweets from actor and former Senator Fred Thompson’s always delightful Twitter feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/fredthompson/status/438063510204190723
http://twitter.com/#!/fredthompson/status/438078504459329539
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Ha! Fred Thompson feeds Obama best excuse yet for O-care rollout disaster

Snap-tastic: How did Obama beat the odds with Obamacare site? Fred Thompson reveals!

Safest bet ever: Fred Thompson knows a government website that’s functioning just fine

‘Damn true and funny!’ Drones and O-care groans: Fred Thompson scores direct hit

Ha! Fred Thompson smacks NBC, Obamacare and Congress at one fell tweet-swoop

Smack! Remember Benghazi? Fred Thompson has key question for John Kerry

Boom: Fred Thompson has idea for new ‘Forward’ slogan for Team Obama

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/25/consequences-fred-thompson-zings-obamas-ukraine-line/

I Ate Pizza, I Saw Something Strange…

I Ate Pizza, I Saw Something Strange...Read more: http://ifunny.com/pictures/i-ate-pizza-i-saw-something-strange/

‘What extremism’! Pro-life activists spotted giving boxes of pizza to the homeless

http://twitter.com/#!/willrahn/status/426105714567041024
Conservatives? Showing compassion for the homeless? Surely this is just part of some nefarious plot.
http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/426106847569797120
http://twitter.com/#!/BradyCremeens/status/426106318491877376
http://twitter.com/#!/oddlysaid/status/426107529006153728
http://twitter.com/#!/instapundit/status/426107194392592384
http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/426107246896877569
A-ha!


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#MarchForLife: 15 heartbreaking and inspiring reasons #WhyWeMarch [pics]

Stealthy protest ‘ninjas’! Will there be a media #MarchForLife plot twist?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/22/what-extremism-pro-life-activists-spotted-giving-boxes-of-pizza-to-the-homeless/

Jonah Goldberg predicts upcoming Democrat fundraising email headers

http://twitter.com/#!/Oglebay/status/505431655541379072
Fundraising emails on behalf of Democrat groups have reached the next level of desperation and creepiness.

National Review’s Jonah Goldberg shared a recent DCCC fundraising email and predicted future headers:
http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/505429376864100353
They’re probably being sent as we speak.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/29/hilarious-desperation-jonah-goldberg-predicts-upcoming-dem-fundraising-email-headers/

Set phasers for ‘cringe’: William Shatner responds to ‘Super Bowel’ question

http://twitter.com/#!/aaron7392/status/429353268175572992
There’s an obvious typo in that question, but William Shatner ran with it:
http://twitter.com/#!/WilliamShatner/status/429353436392333312
And so do we!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/31/set-phasers-for-cringe-william-shatner-responds-to-question-about-super-bowel/

Readers notice something strange about this morning’s NYT in Pakistan [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/aysharalam/status/447248979425001472
Readers tweeted out pictures of this morning’s edition of the New York Times in Pakistan, which displayed nothing in the space that many think should have contained a story on what Pakistan knew about Osama bin Laden.
http://twitter.com/#!/AleemMaqbool/status/447306204986228736
http://twitter.com/#!/xteethx/status/447403442596630528
http://twitter.com/#!/erikowens/status/447331511369748480
The New York Times story in question can be found here.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/22/what-is-so-offensive-readers-notice-something-strange-about-this-mornings-nyt-in-pakistan-pics/

‘Beyond parody!’ Check out the ridiculous Christie coverage on MTP

http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/422402982462763009
Ah, days of yore. Good times, good times. Alas, that is no longer the case: Lapdogs gotta be lapdoggy!
http://twitter.com/#!/JScottMcPhee/status/422330001401208832
Evidently, it is the most pressing issue of our time:
http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/422404709891055616
Unbelievable. OK, it’s actually totally believable coming from the deluded folks over at “Meet the Press.” Remember, MTP recently had Ezra Klein and Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel on the “reality check” segment about … Obamacare. 
http://twitter.com/#!/meetthepress/status/422393973765046272
Precious.

Other viewers also called out the hackery.
http://twitter.com/#!/Collins_Joe/status/422384942165659648
http://twitter.com/#!/SondoBill/status/422402229409021953
http://twitter.com/#!/dafactor1/status/422383938263609344
Boom.

But … but … bully or something.
http://twitter.com/#!/RevJJLewis/status/422421222358392832
Double boom.

Jonah Goldberg makes an exit prediction about what might be coming next from “Meet the Press” hacks:
http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/422405379062902784
Beautiful. It’s funny because it could be true.

Related:

‘Delusional!’ You won’t believe who ‘Meet the Press’ chose for Obamacare ‘reality check’

Full Twitchy coverage of “Meet the Press”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/12/beyond-parody-you-wont-believe-the-ridiculous-christie-coverage-on-meet-the-press/