A Closer Look at the Colorado Letters

4 February 2002

In December, four radio stations in Colorado received letters from the Colorado attorney general requesting them to stop airing advertisements for Internet casinos and sports books.

Ken Lane, a spokesman for the Colorado attorney general's office, said the letters were sent to two radio station operators--Clear Channel Communications and Jefferson Pilot Communications.

The attorney general received a positive response from Jefferson Pilot, Lane said. Jefferson Pilot sent a letter to Ken Salazar, the Colorado attorney general, and Natalie Meyer, the chairwoman of the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, saying that its radio stations in Colorado would send cancellation letters to the sponsors of the online gaming ads and would not accept any more ads from the Internet gambling site operators.

Lane said Clear Channel was still reviewing the letter but said it would not accept any more online gaming ads.

Use the following link to read the letter sent from the Colorado attorney general to Clear Channel Communications. The names of everyone except Salazar and Meyer have been removed.

Colorado Attorney General's Letter