Churchill Downs has signed an agreement with Full House Resorts to operate a retail BetAmerica sportsbook at the Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana and to deploy its BetAmerica online sports wagering platform across the state, subject to gaming licence approvals.

The agreement also allows CDI to offer retail and online sports wagering under the BetAmerica brand in Colorado, utilising Full House Resorts’ operating licence for Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado, subject to approval of legislation by Colorado residents, issuance of final regulations, and gaming licence approvals. The retail BetAmerica sportsbook would be offered at the Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel. Colorado residents will vote this November on whether to ratify Colorado’s sports betting bill, HB 19-1327.

"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 CDI. "We look forward to the opportunity to provide our BetAmerica sportsbook to the residents of Colorado in the future as well."