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Horseshoe Casino in Hammond opening sports book betting site Sept. 4

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Horseshoe HammondHammond’s Horseshoe Casino will offer sports wagering with the opening of its sports book Sept. 4.

The new site, which the Horseshoe is calling, The Book, opens the day before the start of the 2019 NFL season.

The Book is on the casino’s main floor. The 5,300-square-foot sports book was designed by R2A Architects and built by Harmon Construction.

“The legalization of sports betting in Indiana presents a huge opportunity for Horseshoe Hammond,” said Dan Nita, regional president of Caesars Entertainment, which operates the Horseshoe. “We recognize the need to continually evolve and offer our guests new and exciting entertainment experiences.”

The Book will offer wagering on American football, basketball, baseball and hockey. It also will offer wagering on auto racing, bowling, boxing, cricket, darts, golf, lacrosse, mixed martial arts, olympics, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and many NCAA Division I sports.

Horseshoe Hammond’s “The Book” is one of seven Caesars Entertainment sports books opening throughout September in Indiana. Its other locations include: Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Indiana Grand, Winner’s Circle Clarksville, Winner’s Circle Indianapolis and Winner’s Circle New Haven.

Ameristar Casino in East Chicago and the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City are the other Northwest Indiana casinos that received state permission to accept wagers on sports, reported.

Indiana lawmakers approved a law legalizing sports betting in April, which Gov. Eric Holcomb signed in May. Initially, in-person sports betting launches around Sept. 1 and can only be done at sportsbooks at Indiana casinos, racinos and off-track betting sites.

Online betting also is part of the law signed by Holcomb but mobile apps and licensing still require testing, which means legalized online betting in Indiana may require additional time to launch, according to Horseshoe Hammond said it also will offer mobile sports betting through the Caesars Sports app once legal online wagering is permitted in Indiana.


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