Penn National Gaming has outlined plans to launch sports betting at its Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, as the state stands poised to become the 12th region to legalise sports betting.

Expecting to start offering sports wagering Sunday 1 September, it comes subject to impending legalisation and regulatory approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission, who will oversee the activity.

Timothy Wilmott, chief executive officer, said of the upcoming debut: “Penn National is excited to soon begin offering sports wagering for our customers in Southeast Indiana. 

“The enthusiasm around sports betting has been growing since the federal ban was repealed last year, and we look forward to providing our patrons with another great amenity to enjoy at our facility.”

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg’s new sportsbook will be located inside of the Hops House 99 sports bar, which will include a wagering counter with ticket writer stations, as well as dozens of new televisions for customers to watch and wager on sporting events taking place around the world. 

Furthermore, Kiosks will also be available throughout the facility to support thousands of sports betting options for patrons.

Cincinnati legends Anthony Munoz and Tony Perez will participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg on Saturday 7 September. 

Munoz is considered as one of the finest offensive lineman of all time, while Perez was a cornerstone of the famed ‘Big Red Machine’ and went on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

“Our customers can’t wait to begin wagering on sports,” added Ryan Coppola, assistant general manager at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg. “This region is a hotbed of both professional sports and college athletics, and we hope to become a destination for fans from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.”

Yesterday William Hill unveiled plans to roll-out its 143rd US sportsbook at Tropicana Evansville, with the Eldorado Resorts property hoping to be up and running in time for the National Football League debut Friday 6 September, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field.