Colorado House controversially passes bill allowing casinos to offer lines of credit
Controversy surrounds Colorado's SB23-259 as it passes the state's House, allowing casinos to offer lines of credit to gamblers
The Colorado House passed a bill that allows casinos to offer lines of credit to gamblers after an unusual and controversial revote.
The bipartisan legislation, SB23-259, would allow casinos to loan gambling money to customers, with supporters arguing that it will make the Colorado gambling market more competitive.
Opponents, however, are concerned that it will make it easier for casinos to keep people gambling beyond what they can afford.
The bill will now go to the Senate to consider the House's amendments before requiring the signature of Governor Jared Polis and going into effect in August.