Rising Sun, IN— Rising Star Casino Resort will become the latest Indiana casino to offer wagering on sporting events when it opens its BetAmerica sports book on Monday, November 11 at noon.
The sports book will open with a ribbon-cutting by Rising Star General Manager Ben Douglass and former Bengals players Ickey Woods, Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Robert Jackson, Kevin Walker, Richard Carey, and Joe Kelly, who will all make the first wagers at the BetAmerica Sports Book.
“We are excited to be able to offer sports betting to our guests here at Rising Star,” said 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.”
The Indiana Gaming Commission lists 23 events approved for sports betting, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MMA, motorsports, soccer and more. Professional leagues and NCAA Division I sports are included, but no youth or high school games.