Sports wagering has arrived in Southern Indiana. Caesars Entertainment opened its latest facility Thursday, Sept. 12 at Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub Clarksville to serve the greater Louisville area, which will now offer wagering on all types of professional and college sports from football and basketball to golf in addition to the existing off-track horse betting facility.
More than 70 people were in attendance for the ribbon cutting of the new facility, which spans 23,000 square feet. Several special guests were in attendance including Senator Ron Grooms of District 46, which covers Floyd County and portions of Clark County. Other dignitaries in attendance included Sara Tait, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, Brad Baldini, general manager of Winner’s Circle Race, Sports Pub Clarksville, Kevin Baity, Clarksville Town Manager and Kyle Waggoner, vice president of hospitality for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
“Our friends in the Indiana General Assembly are the real reason today is a possibility,” said Waggoner. “Without their willingness to put together good public policy for the state of Indiana and passing a gaming bill that is forward thinking and progressive, sports betting would not be a possibility today.”
Waggoner went on to convey his appreciation for the team at Clarksville in preparing for the launch of the new sports book and noted Caesars Entertainment also opened “The Book” at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabethtown on Thursday.
“Next week’s opening of “The Book” at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. and a sports book at Winner’s Circle New Haven will bring Caesars Entertainment’s total to seven sports books taking bets across the state. Kentuckiana, you can now get off the sidelines and into the action.”