Churchill Downs Incorporated has secured a new, definitive agreement with Full House Resorts which will give the green light for them to operate a retail BetAmerica Sportsbook at the Rising Star Casino Resort (“Rising Star”) in Southern Indiana.
As part of the agreement, and pending the approval of its gaming license, Churchill Downs will also be authorized to deploy its BetAmerica online sports wagering platform across the state of Indiana.
“We believe our innovative, state-of-the-art products and deep experience as the leader in online horseracing wagering enable us to introduce a premier sports betting platform in Indiana,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs Incorporated.
“We look forward to the opportunity to provide our BetAmerica Sportsbook to the residents of Colorado in the future as well.”
Punters will be given the chance to wager nets on major professional sports including the NFL, NHL, MLB and collegiate sports, as well as sporting events happening all over the world via the BetAmerica sportsbook.
The agreement will also allow Churchill Downs to offer retail and online sports wagering under the BetAmerica brand in Colorado utilizing Full House Resorts’ operating license for Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel.
This, however, is pending the approval of legislation by Colorado residents as well as the issuance of final regulations, and gaming license approvals.
Colorado is expected to vote on the legislation in November, which will decide whether or not the state will ratify Colorado’s sports betting bill, HB 19-1327.