Kentucky: Churchill Downs opens Louisville casino, Derby City Gaming Downtown

Kentucky: Churchill Downs opens Louisville casino, Derby City Gaming Downtown

Article brief provided by Louisville Courier Journal
  • Olivia Evans, Louisville Courier Journal
December 6, 2023 9:22 PM

Churchill Downs’ presence in Louisville is once again growing as the famed horse racing and betting company opens Derby City Gaming Downtown on Wednesday, exactly 150 days before the 150th Kentucky Derby.

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The $90 million venue located at 140 S. 4th St., a prominent corner in downtown, functions as an annex of the iconic Twin Spires racetrack and will provide guests with historical horse racing betting machines, multiple bar concepts, and entertainment.

“The opening of Derby City Gaming Downtown shows that organizations are doubling down and affirming their commitment to growing in our region,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc., the metro area chamber of commerce, told the Courier Journal.