Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced the official opening of its BetAmerica Sportsbook at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan. BetAmerica, the company’s sports betting and igaming platform, partnered with Hannahville Indian Community to open the retail sportsbook in the Michigan market late last week. 

The new sportsbook features 14 self-service betting terminals and two betting windows offering wagering opportunities on sports, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and golf. Located two hours north of Green Bay, Wisconsin, it features 25 large-screen televisions and boasts the largest high definition video wall in the Upper Peninsula.

“We are excited that guests of the Island Resort & Casino will be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art sports wagering experience,” said Bill Mudd, COO of CDI. “Sports fans in Michigan will be able to access the best in sports betting, including live in-play betting as well as engaging and unique promotions at our BetAmerica Sportsbook.”

Kenneth Mesigaud, Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Chairperson for the Island Resort & Casino, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with BetAmerica to open the first sportsbook in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.

“The BetAmerica Sportsbook is a fantastic addition to our gaming options and combined with our other entertainment opportunities, including two 18-hole championship golf courses, it provides another great reason for people to visit.”

BetAmerica plans to launch its online sportsbook and igaming platform throughout the state of Michigan in the near future, subject to regulatory approvals.