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Prop DD narrowly passes | Colorado election results

Gambling and Colorado's water are tied together through Proposition DD.

COLORADO, USA — Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in Colorado's Nov. 5, 2019 election. In addition to two statewide measures, CC and DD, voters also weighed in on a number of local ballot questions ranging from taxes and debt to marijuana and broadband. 

Proposition DD

Results: Passed | 50.73% or 715,115 voted yes

Colorado voters have approved a ballot measure legalizing sports betting and taxing it to help fund a state water conservation plan.

Proposition DD had bipartisan support and only token opposition. The election was so close that the outcome could only be determined Wednesday as the final votes were tallied.

The measure allows Colorado's 33 casinos to start offering wagering on professional, collegiate, motor and Olympic sports in May.

Both in-person and online wagering are allowed.

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Colorado can legalize sports betting because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May 2018. However, Colorado law explicitly makes sports betting illegal. DD attempts to make it legal, while at the same time initiating a new voter-approved tax on the revenues from sports betting, to be spent on Colorado's Water Plan.

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