- Another sportsbook has opened its doors in the state of Indiana.
- The Grand Opening occurred at noon on Veteran’s Day.
- Mobile and online betting for the venue is expected to launch in the future.
RISING SUN, Ind. – The Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana officially opened its sportsbook on Monday. Since legalizing the pastime in August, sports betting lounges have been popping up throughout the state. SBTech is behind the opening of the sportsbook with the use of Churchill Down’s BetAmerica brand sportsbook.
“We are excited to be able to offer sports betting to our guests here at Rising Star,” said the general manager of the casino, Ben Douglass. “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.”
With its grand opening, the casino had multiple former athletes from the Bengals in attendance. These players included Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Ickey Woods, Kevin Walker, Robert Jackson, Joey Kelley, and Richard Carey. Each of these men, along with Douglass, all placed their first legal bets at the new facility.
“We are very excited to be entering the great state of Indiana,” said Melissa Riahei, president of SBTech US. “Our on-property sportsbook product has been extremely successful to date, and we look forward to replicating that success for Rising Star Casino, in partnership with Churchill Downs.”
The BetAmerica Sportsbook at Rising Star Casino has a full bar, four self-service betting kiosks on the boat, and 12 kiosks at the entrance of the casino for sports bettors to wager. In the future, mobile sports betting and an online platform will be added to the offerings for residents. Under the rules of the Indiana Gaming Commission, both professional and collegiate teams are eligible for wagers. The only sports prohibited are that of youth leagues and high school events.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.