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Indiana Sports Betting News

Indiana Sports Betting Regulation News

Indiana sports betting became a reality just in time for Hoosiers to enjoy the start of the 2019 NFL season.

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Within a month, it was available at 15 casinos and sportsbooks as well as via mobile platforms and apps across the state. The state’s 6 million people seemed to quickly embrace Indiana sports betting or perhaps it was a combination of geographically sitting among sports-crazy states that have yet to pas meaningful sportsbook rules.

Regardless, growth was swift in Indiana and the addition of FanDuel, Draft Kings and BetRivers apps only increased the spread of legal sports betting.

Is sports betting legal in Indiana?

Yes. And apparently not a minute too soon as sportsbooks in Indiana began immediately booking plenty of action.

The first day of sports betting was just before kickoff of the 2019 NFL season, where local fans could bet on their treasured Colts.

Where can I bet at Indiana sportsbooks?

In addition to online sportsbook operators such as BetRivers Indiana, 15 land-based locations were approved via Bill HB 1015 and three online operators (with mobile platforms and betting apps) launched by Oct. 3, 2019. They include:


Casinos (Technology/Online Partner)

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Caesars Sports
Horseshoe Hammond Casino Caesars Sports
Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino Caesars Sports
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Caesars Sports
Winner’s Circle Clarksville Caesars Sports
Winner’s Circle Indianapolis Caesars Sports
Winner’s Circle New Haven Caesars Sports
Ameristar Casino Resort DraftKings Sportsbook
Belterra Casino Resort FanDuel Sportsbook
Blue Chip Casino FanDuel Sportsbook
French Lick Resort Casino Rush Street Interactive
Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg Kambi
Majestic Star Casino USA Sports Gaming
Rising Star Casino Resort BetAmerica
Tropicana Evansville Casino William Hill

What about mobile sports betting apps in Indiana?

As mentioned, many attribute the state’s early success to the availability of online betting options. Not every state has taken this route, but Indiana sports betting appears to be a textbook exercise in the value of that careful access.

What is the legal sports betting age in Indiana?

Currently, you must be 21 years old to place a bet in Indiana. And in related news, there is no betting on high school sports or esports, as this presumably trends towards younger populations.

Who is allowed to offer Indiana sports betting?

The aforementioned casinos and race track groups along with their affiliated online partners can offer these services to Indiana residents.

Who regulates or licenses Indiana sports betting?

The Indiana Gaming Commission oversees the industry now that Bill HB 1015 was signed May 8, 2019. Indiana’s governor Eric Holcomb inked a bill May 8, 2019, that allowed sports betting in Indiana. On Oct. 3, online wagering began with DraftKings and BetRivers.

What sports will be favorites of Indiana sports bettors?

When you think of Indiana, you think Hoosier Country and basketball. But the state is just as rich in football culture and heritage as well. It makes it a perfect backdrop for legal sports betting.

Professionally, the Indianapolis Colts are sure to attract the bulk of sports betting interest in Indiana. The signing of QB Philip Rivers in 2020 was sure to add more fuel to that fire. In the NBA, the Indiana Pacers are perennial contenders. The WNBA’s Indiana Fever are also popular, in addition to a slew of colleges.

Ball State Cardinals Mid-American Conference
Butler Bulldogs Big East Conference
Evansville Purple Aces Missouri Valley
Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten Conference (FBS)
Indiana State Sycamores Missouri Valley
IUPUI Jaguars Horizon League (non-football)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Atlantic Coast Conference / FBS independent
Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Horizon League
Valparaiso Crusaders Missouri Valley