SBTech, headquartered in the United Kingdom, opened its sportsbook at Rising Star Casino under the name BetAmerica of Churchill Downs. Indiana is the sixth state in which, over the past 18 months, SBTech has opened a sportsbook.
Rising Star General Manager Ben Douglass and former NFL Cincinnati Bengals players Ickey Woods, Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Robert Jackson, Kevin Walker, Richard Carey, and Joe Kelly opened the sportsbook with a ribbon-cutting, all allowing the first wagers at the BetAmerica Sportsbook of Churchill Downs.
Ownded by Full House Resorts, the sportsbook BetAmerica has self-service kiosks, cashiers and a full bar, and will soon be introducing its online and mobile sports betting site.
“We are excited to be able to offer sports betting to our guests here at Rising Star” Douglass said, as reported by WLWT. “The sports betting industry is expected to provide Indiana with hundreds of new jobs as well as an additional $150 million in annual state tax revenue over the next five years.”
Rising Star is the third Indiana casino near Cincinnati to offer sports betting since the Indiana Gaming Commission allowed casinos to do so starting September 1. The regulator lists 23 sports betting-approved events, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MMA, motorsports, soccer, and more. This covers professional leagues and NCAA Division I activities, but no youth or high school football.
Did you miss the grand opening of our new sportsbook?
— BetAmerica (@BetAmerica) November 12, 2019
@SBTech_ is entering the great state of Indiana! We launched our on-property #sportsbook at Rising Star Casino in partnership with Churchill Downs, under BetAmerica brand. https://t.co/gNmPq36veY #launch #sportsbetting #weknowsports pic.twitter.com/X1vY49XgTl
— SBTech (@SBTech_) November 13, 2019