Sports betting begins at Indiana casino with help of former Bengals

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Updated: Nov. 11, 2019 at 11:55 AM EST
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RISING SUN, Ind. (FOX19) - Rising Star Casino, in Rising Sun, Indiana, opened its doors to sports betting Monday.

The casino and resort opened its BetAmerica Sports Book with a ribbon cutting by General Manager Ben Douglass and former Bengals players Ickey Woods, Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Robert Jackson, Kevin Walker, Richard Carey, and Joe Kelly.

All of the former Bengals listed made the first wagers at the sportsbook, officials say.

“We are excited to be able to offer sports betting to our guests here at Rising Star,” Douglass said. “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.”

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Officials say the Indiana Gaming Commission lists 23 events approved for sports betting, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MMA, motor sports, soccer and more.

They say professional leagues and NCAA Division I sports are included, but no youth or high school games.

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