US racetrack and pari-mutuel betting operator Mile High Racing & Entertainment (MHRE) has launched a new daily fantasy sports site for players in Colorado.

The Arapahoe Park racetrack owner was approved this week by the Colorado Racing Commission to offer fantasy sports contests in nine locations across the state.

Powered by Las Vegas-based USFantasy, Sports Mile High Fantasy Contests offer players daily competitions on professional football, basketball, hockey, baseball and other sports.

"We selected USFantasy Sports to provide our contests because of its skill based content which met the commission's requirements," said K. Bruce Seymore, general manager of Mile High Racing & Entertainment.

"We are thrilled to offer the next generation of daily fantasy sports to the citizens of Colorado, and we look forward to the opportunities that USFantasy Sports contests will bring to our current and future clientele."

Vic Salerno, president of USFantasy Sports, added: “This is a significant step forward for USFantasy Sports and we are excited about the Colorado market and our potential for growth within the state. We look forward to continuing our expansion across the United States."

Mile High Fantasy Contests are available at pari-mutuel betting facilities in Aurora, Sheridan, Fort Collins, Greely, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Pueblo, and Denver.