Report: DraftKings Sportsbook Takes Down Derby Odds After Churchill Downs’ Protest

The Mississippi-based DraftKings sportsbook has Closed down its Kentucky Derby futures odds after a complaint from Churchill Downs, Inc., according to a report by the Vegas Stats & Information Network.

A source told VSiN’s Ron Flatter which CDI pointed to legal precedent as why DraftKings should remove the odds, produced by former Las Vegas Wynn Sportsbook director Johnny Avello, who recently moved into the Scarlett Pearl Casino/DraftKings book in D’Iberville, Miss.. Avello was well-known for many years for making a lengthy list of Kentucky Derby futures odds for the Wynn. This year’s record had 285 individual horses recorded.
In accordance with Flatter, CDI’s issue with DraftKings in Mississippi is that it doesn’t host pari-mutuel betting from racetracks, a scenario in which tracks receive a cut. Many Vegas casinos, including the Wynn, provide pari-mutuel wagering from tracks across the nation.
Avello told Flatter at a text that he had been”not clear on what really happened.” This entry was posted in NL Article, The Biz and tagged churchill downs, Churchill Downs Inc., draftkings, Johnny Avello, Kentucky Derby futures, Kentucky Derby Futures Wager by Paulick Report Staff. Bookmark the permalink.

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