BonusFinder has announced that it has been granted a license to operate in Colorado ahead of the state regulating sports betting next month.

This marks the company’s fourth approval in less than a year with existing state licenses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana secured in a bid to cement consistently rapid growth since launch.

It is projected that Centennial State will become one of the most open markets in the US next month, allowing over 30 casino operators to offer land-based and mobile sports betting to its six million residents.

Fintan Costello, managing director, BonusFinder, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching our fourth stateside offering, presenting Colorado’s keen sports bettors with the best options possible before they commit to opening a new online betting account.

“Our aim is to help players ‘play with more’ within a safe environment. We are very much in favour of regulation and we’re delighted to have made such progress in four progressive and rapidly growing state markets.

“Our core principles are built on a common sense approach to regulation that involve honest and open conversations between regulators, operators, affiliates and players, and this is precisely the approach many US state regulators are taking.”

This comes after BonusFinder recently revealed a 100 per cent rise in internet searches for ‘online casino’ across North America, following research into the US market since the closure of major land-based gaming venues and live sports cancellations.

Using Google Trends from February to the end of March this year, the company uncovered a sharp spike in players searching for ‘online casino’ with the tipping point coming on 12 March.