Future Caesars Sportsbook At Red Mile In KY Has A Name: The Red Room

Posted on May 22, 2023

The Caesars Sportsbook at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky, will be called The Red Room.

Caesars became the first operator to lock itself into the Kentucky sports betting market last week by partnering with Red Mile Racing & Gaming and Keeneland for retail sportsbooks and a mobile sportsbook license.

Details of Caesars Sportsbook at Red Mile

So far, not much is known regarding details of those two retail sportsbooks, other than that state lawmakers hope they and all KY sportsbooks launch by the NFL season.

However, according to FOX 56, we do know one thing: The retail Caesars Sportsbook Kentucky at Red Mile will be located in its former clubhouse, and it will be called The Red Room.

“We will have tickers and the data boards and obviously all the TVs because that is critical,” Mary Catherine Jones, vice president of operations at Red Mile, told FOX 56. “And then, of course, we will have tellers in person that will be able to take wagers and then as well as kiosks that will be available for folks to place their bets as well.”

Home of the Kentucky Futurity, Red Mile was built in 1875 and is the second-oldest harness racetrack in the world. In addition to horse racing and simulcast racing, Red Mile Racing & Gaming also offers guests more than 900 historical horse racing gaming machines, which look and play like traditional slot machines.

Red Mile also recently opened Red Bar, its new sports bar and lounge area.

The next domino to fall

With Red Mile and Keeneland — both in Lexington — partnered with Caesars for their retail sportsbooks, that leaves eight of the other 10 Kentucky venues eligible for sportsbooks up for grabs.

  • Churchill Downs
  • Kentucky Downs
  • Turfway Park
  • Ellis Park
  • Oak Grove
  • Revolutionary Racing
  • Cumberland Run
  • Kentucky Speedway

If you’re looking for the next potential partnership announcement, look no further than Churchill Downs and FanDuel. The two entities are longstanding partners, and FanDuel was the Kentucky Derby’s sports wagering sponsor.

Photo by Red Mile Racing & Gaming
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Matthew Bain started as a Content Manager for PlayKentucky and other Catena Media sites in 2022. He covered the launch of Massachusetts sports betting and the Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 battle in California. Before that, he spent six years as a sports reporter and then deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register, during which time he won nine statewide journalism awards, including the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Outstanding Young Iowa Journalists Award. As deputy sports editor, Matthew oversaw the Register's recruiting coverage while also innovating the outlet's high school sports coverage. Matthew graduated from San Diego State and grew up in California, but he's somehow a Boston Celtics fan. Long story.

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