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Sports Betting Operation Under Investigation

The Denver Post is reporting today that a large sports betting operation is under investigation for professional gambling, a criminal offense in Denver and all other Colorado counties.

Some individuals using the gambling operation had weekly spending tabs of up to $50,000. Owners of Charlie Brown’s, a bar in downtown Denver, Blake Street Tavern, and the Sports Column have been linked to the criminal gambling operation.

Gambling for an individual is a petty offense in Denver under Colorado law. However, professional gambling can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense.