Wild Rose Casinos Add Simulcast Horse, Greyhound Racing

Written By Drew Ellis on August 10, 2020 - Last Updated on August 16, 2020

Wild Rose Casinos and Resorts is bringing an additional sports betting option to their patrons.

Patrons can wager on simulcast horse, harness and greyhound racing from the casino floors.

Wild Rose Clinton already offers simulcast wagering for its patrons; however, it is now available at the Wild Rose Jefferson and Wild Rose Emmetsburg properties as well.

OTB set up through Iowa Greyhound Association

Wild Rose set up an arrangement with the Iowa Greyhound Association to begin simulcasting plans.

IGA operates The Iowa Greyhound Park, providing live racing in Dubuque. They also play host to simulcast horse and dog racing from around the nation.

Tom Timmons, the president of Iowa-based Wild Rose Casino and Resorts, said to the Carroll Times Herald:

“It’s something we’ve been doing in Clinton, and I’ve always wanted to add it in Jefferson and Emmetsburg.”

Off-track betting (OTB) allows for day-to-day betting at tracks across the country, while also including marquee horse races like the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup.

OTB hours for the respective Wild Rose properties will be Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays starting at 10:30 a.m.

Wild Rose provides a race betting calendar.

Expansive track options for bettors at Wild Rose

The new betting feature at Wild Rose properties will allow for betting at tracks from across the US.

Greyhound tracks included are:

  • Iowa Greyhound Park, Dubuque
  • Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Jacksonville Racing Circuit, Orange Park, FL
  • Derby Lane Greyhound Park, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mardi Gras, Cross Lanes, WV
  • Southland Greyhound Park, West Memphis, AR
  • Wheeling Island Racetrack, Wheeling, WV

The thoroughbred tracks are even more expansive, including:

  • Aqueduct Racetrack, Queens, NY
  • Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
  • Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
  • Charles Town Races, Charles Town, WV
  • Churchill Downs Racetrack, Louisville, KY
  • Del Mar Racing, Del Mar, CA
  • Delta Downs Racetrack, Vinton, LA
  • Evangeline Downs Racetrack, St. Landry, LA
  • Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, LA
  • Gulfstream Park Racing, Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Shelbyville, IN
  • Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, KY
  • Laurel Park, Laurel, MD
  • Monmouth Park, Oceanport, NJ
  • Oaklawn Racing, Hot Springs, AR
  • Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Altoona
  • Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, TX
  • Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
  • Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga, NY
  • Tampa Bay Downs, Tampa, FL
  • Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ontario

Wild Rose will also provide betting options at six harness tracks, which include:

  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Anderson, IN
  • Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ
  • MGM Northfield Park, Northfield, OH
  • Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga, NY
  • Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, Ontario
  • Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, NY

Wild Rose expanding on sports betting options

The addition of simulcast racing and OTB is part of Wild Rose’s expansion with sports betting at its properties.

Wild Rose already has a partnership with DraftKings for sports betting so Iowa sports bettors can wager on major sports.

“It’s a win-win-win all the way around,” Timmons said of the betting options. “It’s really going to be a sportsbook dream.”

Wild Rose Casino and Resorts reopened on June 1 after being closed for over two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered the casino to shut its doors.

Now, back in operation with a limited capacity, Wild Rose casinos are hoping to capitalize on the return of major sports.

Along with that is the delayed Kentucky Derby, which will be on Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs. The 2020 Preakness Stakes will be Oct. 3 at Pimlico.

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Drew Ellis has lived in Michigan his whole life and has been writing professionally 21 years. Ellis has covered anything from youth baseball in mid-Michigan, a top-25 college football program, and pro sports in the Detroit area. Always keeping busy, Ellis also has over 10 years of experience in covering sports betting, handling all major sports.

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