Orrick Guides Renewal of Colorado Fantasy Sports Law


Colorado’s fantasy contest providers can continue to operate with legal certainty after Governor Jared Polis signed new regulations into law on July 10. Colorado was among the first states to confirm the legality of fantasy sports in 2016, but the original law was scheduled to sunset this fall. Working on behalf of firm clients DraftKings and FanDuel, Orrick’s Public Policy Group played a crucial role in passing new legislation that removes the sunset provision and significantly improves the statute, bringing it in line with best practices from other states. Julie Pearlman spearheaded the Colorado effort in coordination with partners Nicholas Green, Jeremy Kudon and Scott Ward.