Gaming, racing and online entertainment firm Churchill Downs Incorporated has expanded its land-based sportsbook presence, after aligning with casino developer and operator Full House Resorts.
The Louisville, Kentucky, headquartered firm has launched a BetAmerica retail offering at the Rising Star Casino Resort, located in Rising Sun, Indiana, offering players the opportunity to wager on “a diverse array of global sporting events,” including professional and collegiate sports in the US.
The 3,000-square-foot BetAmerica sportsbook broadcasts games on more than 30 television screens, and players can wager at 16 automated betting kiosks or at a window with sportsbook staff.
Furthermore, BetAmerica also expects to introduce online sports wagering across the state of Indiana subject to approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Full House anticipates that the three mobile sports wagering companies that it is working with will be operational in The Hoosier State in the coming months.
“We are excited to deliver a state-of-the-art sports wagering product to the residents of Indiana,” noted Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI. “Our experience as the leader in online wagering in the US will enable us to offer our customers the very best mobile and in-venue sports betting experience.”
Through the agreement with Full House Resorts, BetAmerica is to also 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.
Las Vegas headquartered Full House believes that sports wagering could begin at Bronco Billy’s and its Christmas Casino and Inn, as well as throughout the state via mobile, in mid-2020.
With the legislative and voter approval processes complete, the Colorado Division of Gaming can commence the rule making process and develop regulatory framework that will govern the activity.
“We are thrilled to offer our premier sports betting platform to Indiana residents and visitors from nearby states,” said BetAmerica President Ian Williams.