Churchill Downs launches retail sportsbook in Indiana

The 3,000 square-foot sportsbook features 30 television screens and 16 automated kiosks.
The 3,000 square-foot sportsbook features 30 television screens and 16 automated kiosks.

Churchill Downs has announced that it has launched its BetAmerica retail sportsbook n Indiana.

US.- Churchill Downs announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its reach in Indiana. The company launched its BetAmerica retail sportsbook at Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana.

The 3,000 square-foot sportsbook features 30 television screens and 16 automated kiosks where players can bet on global sporting events, including professional and collegiate sports in the US. Players can also bet at a window with a sportsbook staff.

The casino expects players from other states as well, as Rising Star’s location is just a one-hour drive from Cincinnati and two hours of Indianapolis and Louisville. A separate agreement with Rising Star Casino Resort’s owner, Full House Resorts, will also allow BetAmerica to offer a retail sportsbook at the Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and online sports wagering throughout the state of Colorado subject to regulatory approvals.

“We are excited to deliver a state-of-the-art sports wagering product to the residents of Indiana,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI. “Our experience as the leader in online wagering in the U.S. will enable us to offer our customers the very best mobile and in-venue sports betting experience.”

Churchill Downs unveils $400 million projects

The operator has announced that it will spend US$311 million at the Churchill Downs Racetrack and US$100 million at the Miami Valley Gaming and Racing.

The home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs Racetrack, will experience an initial investment of US$300 million for a hotel and a historical racing machine facility. It will also see additional seating at the racetrack. If the Kentucky Tourism Development Act obtains approval, construction would kick off next month and has a completion date for November 2021.

Another US$11 million would create a “premium upscale experience” that includes the replacement of the existing Millionaires Row in time for Kentucky Derby 2020. 

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