About Derby City Gaming


    Churchill Downs’ Derby City Gaming & Hotel, located minutes from downtown Louisville and right near the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, features over 1,300 thrilling horse racing games, delicious dining, a spacious sports bar, exciting promotions & more!

    About Derby City Gaming & Hotel in Louisville, KY

For over 140 years Churchill Downs has created memorable horse racing moments, hosting the world-famous Kentucky Derby at their iconic thoroughbred racetrack. Now, the rich tradition of winning continues at Derby City Gaming. A proud member of the Churchill Downs family, Derby City Gaming opened on September 14, 2018, as the first and only gaming facility in Louisville.

The 93,000 square foot property is packed with over 1,300 state-of-the-art horse racing games featuring all of the most popular and thrilling themes to spin and win like Wheel of Fortune®, Ultimate Fire Link, Lock it Link, Mayan Chief Great Stacks and many more. Enjoy all your favorites on their expansive non-smoking floor or in the separate open-air smoking patio.

Derby City Gaming offers a Players Club where members qualify to receive perks and can earn points to redeem for exclusive rewards, including Free Play. Players Club membership is free. Stop by Player Services when you visit and sign up for the Derby City Gaming Players Club to become eligible for members-only promotions and giveaways to win Free Play, cash, cars and other exciting prizes.

Derby City Gaming is home to two locally-inspired Louisville restaurants, Lil’ Wagner’s and Railbirds Hot Chicken. Whether you’re looking for dining near me that offers classic comfort food or kickin’ hot chicken, these two Derby City Gaming restaurants have all your dining cravings covered. Plus, catch all the sports bar action at the Center Bar, a spacious 60-seat signature bourbon bar featuring fourteen huge 85” TVs. Center Bar is located right by the live entertainment stage so you can enjoy the area’s best bands and DJs as they perform every weekend.

Winning is just a quick spin away at Derby City Gaming. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville and easily accessible right off I-264 on Poplar Level Road, you’ll have a good time in no time at Churchill Downs’ Derby City Gaming.

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Games at Derby City Gaming & Hotel

It’s non-stop gaming action! At Derby City Gaming, you’ll find over 1,300 of the latest and greatest games featuring fun bonuses and big jackpots. With so many ways to wager and win right here in Louisville, KY, you’ll be having a good time in no time!

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Derby City Gaming & Hotel Player's Club

Derby City Gaming in Louisville is your place to play for more rewards and more fun! Join our Players Club for exclusive offers, promotions and more. All new members are guaranteed to win up to $1,000 in Free Play! Plus, joining is fast, free and easy!

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Players Club at Derby City Gaming

Food + Drink

Whether it’s classic comfort foods at Lil’ Wagner’s or kickin’ hot chicken from Railbirds, we’ve got something great for all tastes! Not hungry? Hit up Derby City Gaming’s signature bourbon sport bar, Center Bar, for a craft beer or the latest cocktail.

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Oliver's Chop House & Bourbon Bar at Derby City Gaming in Louisville, KY