Rising Star Casino has opened the 14th legal sportsbook in Indiana. Located in Rising Sun, Ind., the casino entered into a partnership with BetAmerica. They began accepting bets on Nov. 11 2019 at noon local time at risingstarcasino.com/sportsbook.
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A gala opening of the sportsbook featured former Cincinnati Bengals players Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Robert Jackson, Kevin Walker, Richard Carey, and Joe Kelly all on hand to make the first wagers at the BetAmerica Sports Book.
Along with BetAmerica, Rising Star Casino also has agreements in place to operate online sportsbook operations in conjunction with Wynn Resorts and the exchange wagering platform Smarkets. It’s not known when the site’s online capabilities or mobile bet apps will be up and running.
Rising Star Casino is the 14th Indiana sportsbook to open since the state legalized sports betting on Sept. 1. It’s also the third casino close to nearby Cincinnati, Ohio to house a sportsbook. The Belterra Casino Resort in Florence and Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg both opened their sportsbooks in early September.
Sports betting is not legal in Ohio.