Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) joins the growing list of companies looking for a way into the PA gambling industry. Instead of partnering with a casino, CDI took a more direct route by purchasing Presque Isle Downs and Casino. The deal was contingent on CDI assuming operational management of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin. The attractive online sports betting market was a huge factor in CDI’s perseverance to securing a deal. To lay the groundwork CDI already partnered with SBTech for its gaming and online sports betting platforms. However, before CDI begins focusing all of its efforts on PA, it has some unfinished business in New Jersey. A strong foundation in the Garden State will set the stage for a strong launch in PA.