Official betting is a type of wager that involves the official rules of a given sport. It can be a wager placed on a specific player or on the total score of an entire game. The official rules of a sport may include a ban on bribery, which is defined as offering, accepting, or agreeing to take a bribe to fix a match or event within a match. It is also against the rules to misuse inside information that could reasonably be used for betting purposes, or to advertise or promote any form of unauthorized gambling.
The Football Association (FA) oversees all betting on professional football matches. The FA has a code of conduct that outlines the actions players, coaches, and other league personnel are permitted to engage in regarding betting. Its rules prohibit a player from placing bets while at team or league facilities or while on the road with their team. It also prevents league officials from accepting or soliciting bets, as well as promoting or advertising any form of football betting.
Colorado legalized sports betting in 2019, with retail and online options launching on May 1, 2020. FanDuel, DraftKings, BetRivers, and BetMGM are among the sportsbooks that offer regulated online and mobile betting in the state.