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Kentucky Derby Wagering Hits All Time High
There was record wagering at this year’s Kentucky Derby, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
$187 million total was wagered on Saturday’s Derby, an increase of 13.2 percent from last year’s $165.2 million. The previous record was set in 2006 at $175.1 million.
All-sources wagering on the actual Derby was a record $133.1 million, an 18.8-percent from $112 million last year, according to the paper. The previous record for all-sources wagering on the Derby was $118.4 million, also in 2006.
On-track wagering on the Derby rose 7.1 percent from last year to $12.3 million while breaking the record of $12.1 million in 2008.
Churchill Downs attendance also set a record of 165,307.
- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com
Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 21:35