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Kerwin Sande ran a multi-million dollar gambling operation from plush country clubs in four states. KC Becker represents the Black Hawk and Central City casino area.
“Organized crime runs sports betting now. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to own and operate an illegal gambling business as well as money laundering.
But unlike some other states, there has been no call yet for legalization in Colorado. Sande in prison for doing something that society has condoned,” Savitz said.
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Sande’s attorney, David Savitz, argues that prosecuting him is just not fair.
“There will come a time when sports betting will be legalized,” Savitz said.
“I think it’s a lot like marijuana — let’s legalize it, let’s tax it, let’s regulate it, let’s control it; and let’s make sure it’s out in the open,” he said.
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