Indiana Sports Betting Mobile Launch Date Arrives Next Week At French Lick

Written By Matthew Kredell on September 25, 2019
Indiana sports betting

Mobile Indiana sports betting is only a week away.

On Wednesday, the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) authorized Rush Street Interactive to launch a mobile Indiana sports betting app on Oct. 3. Rush Street operates the retail and online sportsbook for French Lick Casino.

Rush Street should soon have company. IGC executive director Sara Gonso Tait confirmed the commission has received multiple launch proposals from additional operators aiming to begin offering mobile wagering in October.

“We set very high standards and we are pleased that several companies have been able to quickly work toward their proposed launch dates. We will continue to update the IGC website when operators substantially meet the regulatory requirements necessary for launch authorization.”

French Lick was one of five Indiana casinos to launch retail sports betting operations prior to the first week of the NFL betting season. It’s mobile sports betting launch will come before Week 5 of the NFL season, which includes a showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

What are these IN sports betting requirements?

A mobile wagering launch is more complicated than retail, which is more of an extension of what casinos already offer.

Tait listed some of the boxes that operators need to check off before they can start taking bets over Indiana sports betting apps.

  • Confirm all integral third parties are licensed
  • Confirm risk management and trading procedures
  • Internal controls submitted and approved
  • House rules submitted and approved
  • Confirm server locations
  • Confirm list of all marketing affiliates
  • Testing lab certification
  • KYC/Age verification procedures for patron account setup
  • Confirm integrity marketing provider
  • Description of how account may be funded
  • Confirm patron dispute process
  • Geofence audit
  • Revenue audit functions and reporting
  • Detail the methods operators will offer for a player to receive their funds/winnings back

More sportsbooks receive authorizations

Indiana is now up to 13 sportsbooks.

William Hill received approval to open a sportsbook at Tropicana Evansville on Sept. 12. Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Winner’s Circle Brew, Pub and Off Track Betting in New Haven were authorized for a Sept. 19 launch.

All 13 of the operators to receive Indiana sports betting certificates of authority in July are now up and running. Rising Star Casino Resort, which didn’t get its license until August, was the most recent to receive approval to begin.

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Matthew started his career as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the NFL, Kobe-Shaq three-peat, Pete Carroll’s USC football teams, USC basketball, pro tennis, Kings hockey and fulfilled his childhood dream of sitting in the Dodgers’ dugout. His reporting on efforts to legalize sports betting began in 2010, when Playboy Magazine flew him to Prague to hang out with Calvin Ayre and show how the NFL was pushing US money overseas by fighting expansion of regulated sports betting across the country. A USC journalism alum, Matt also has written on a variety of topics for Men’s Journal, Los Angeles magazine, LA Weekly and

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