Here is your chance to support all the work of the Colorado Restaurant Foundation by attending our signature event, the Denver Food + Wine Festival. Now in its thirteenth year, all proceeds from DF+WF benefit the nonprofit partners. Are you interested in a culinary movie? Or a cocktail competition? How about Dinner Under the Stars? Or brunch at Rise + Dine. Maybe you are a longtime DF+WF Grand Tasting attendee? Whatever event you choose to attend, we appreciate your support! Get your tickets now for next week! Use Promo Code DFWFAM for your exclusive friends and family discount!
It is that time of year again and we’ve already received our first member call on this topic! Football season is starting and sports bars in Colorado will once again be filled with orange and blue on Sundays! Many restaurants get customers involved in the games by running football pools and allow their guests to participate. This can be an effective and fun way of keeping customers, but make sure you are not breaking gambling laws in Colorado.
The quick answer: All participants who take part in a football pool must know each other, and the restaurant cannot retain any of the winnings.
The details: The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division governs gambling in liquor-licensed establishments. The Division allows football pools and other types of gambling only if the participants in the activity are involved in a “bona fide social relationship.” If a person who does not know everyone else is allowed entry to the activity, or if the establishment retains a portion of the pool money or winnings, the activity is considered illegal. Manufacturers and wholesalers may lawfully furnish pool cards or other materials to licensed establishments, but it is important to use those materials legally in order to fulfill the requirements of your liquor license. If you have questions about your sports pool, contact Nick Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-830-2972.
Be a part of Denver's thriving craft beer culture by participating in this year's Denver Beer Fest put on by Visit Denver! Denver Beer Fest (occurring Sept. 29 - October 7) is a 9-day celebration of all things beer and participation is free. Simply input your beer-themed event by filling out this easy event submission form.
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