Wind Creek and Betfred USA will host a grand opening for invited guests on November 21, 2020 to formally introduce the retail sportsbook to the local market. In coming weeks, the parties will launch an online sportsbook powered by Betfred Sports.
The Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians closed on its $1.3 billion purchase of a casino in Pennsylvania in May 2019. Less than a year later, The Tribe’s casino, Wind Creek Bethlehem, like gaming establishments across the nation, temporarily shut it doors on March 15th. While still closed, in May of this year, the Tribe submitted its application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board seeking a sports wagering certificate.
And on November 18th, Wind Creek Hospitality and Betfred USA Sports announced the opening of Wind Creek’s first sportsbook in the United States.
The retail sportsbook launch will be followed, in coming weeks, by the launch of the online sportsbook powered by Betfred Sports. Both online and mobile betting are legal statewide in the state of Pennsylvania.
The deal between Wind Creek and Betfred USA was actually inked in January of this year.
The parties will host a grand opening for invited guests on November 21, 2020 to formally introduce the retail sportsbook to the local market.
The operation features two state-of-the-art video walls, 31 individual TVs, three betting windows and eight self-service betting kiosks, in addition to multiple viewing areas and a sports pub for food and beverage.
Jay Dorris, President & CEO of Wind Creek Hospitality said, “Opening the Sportsbook at Wind Creek Bethlehem provides yet another exciting gaming opportunity for our guests. Partnering with Betfred USA Sports will allow us to bring a first-class sports betting experience in a high energy environment to the property.”
Bryan Bennett, COO of Betfred USA Sports said, “Pennsylvania is a massive sports betting market, and we look forward to making Wind Creek Bethlehem a go-to destination for sports bettors.”
Betfred USA Sports is the US subsidiary of UK-based Betfred Group.
Wind Creek Hospitality manages all of the Poarch Band’s gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, WindCreekCasino.com, as well as racetracks in Alabama and Florida.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ thousands.