In this Nov. 18, 2019 photo, patrons visit a betting kiosk in the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Legalized sports betting's rapid march across the U.S. could face some bigger tests in 2020. Less than two years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to sportsbooks outside Nevada, they have been legalized in states that are home to about one-third of the nation's population. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Churchill Downs received conditional approval to run a sportsbook in Tennessee.

When it opens, the Louisville company will become only the fifth sportsbook operator in the state, joining companies like FanDuel and DraftKings.

Officials said a few steps remain before Churchill Downs can officially start taking bets in Tennessee.

Churchill Downs calls its sportsbook BetAmerica but is rebranding it under the name TwinSpires.

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