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

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

A source told VSiN’s Ron Flatter which CDI pointed into legal precedent as why DraftKings should remove the odds, produced by former Las Vegas Wynn Sportsbook manager Johnny Avello, who recently transferred to the Scarlett Pearl Casino/DraftKings publication in D’Iberville, Miss.. Avello was well known for years for making a lengthy list of Kentucky Derby futures chances for the Wynn. This year’s record had 285 individual horses listed.
In accordance with Flatter, CDI’s problem with DraftKings in Mississippi is that it doesn’t host pari-mutuel gambling from racetracks, a situation in which monitors receive a cut. Many Vegas casinos, including the Wynn, provide pari-mutuel wagering from tracks throughout the country.
Avello told Flatter at a text that he was”not clear on what actually happened.” This entry was published in NL Article, The Biz and labeled 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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