The Mississippi-based DraftKings sportsbook has shut down its Kentucky Derby futures odds after 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 to legal precedent since why DraftKings should get rid of the odds, made by former Las Vegas Wynn Sportsbook director Johnny Avello, who recently transferred to the Scarlett Pearl Casino/DraftKings publication in D’Iberville, Miss.. Avello was well known for years for producing a lengthy list of Kentucky Derby futures odds for the Wynn. This year’s record had 285 individual horses listed.
According to Flatter, CDI’s issue with DraftKings in Mississippi is the fact that it doesn’t host pari-mutuel gambling from racetracks, a scenario in which monitors receive a cut. Most Vegas casinos, including the Wynn, provide pari-mutuel wagering from tracks throughout the country.
Avello told Flatter in a text he had been”not clear on what really happened.” This entry was posted 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.