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Indiana Sports Betting

Indiana sports betting is here.

The state legislature passed a bill that will allow sports gambling in the state, both online and at gambling facilities. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the IN sports betting bill into law May 8.

Read on for more about the future of IN sports betting.

Indiana sports betting launch date

Indiana sports betting launched on September 1, days before the start of the NFL season. That launch date was only for in-person retail sportsbooks at Indiana casinos, racinos, and off-track betting parlors. Indiana regulators moved on an aggressive timeline to start in part at the request of operators who want to capitalize on football betting.

Indiana sports betting apps likely will have to wait at least a month longer, if not more. Mobile sports betting will be available in Indiana as part of the law passed in 2019. Testing and licensure for IN sports betting apps will require a bit more time though.

Physical sportsbooks are currently open at:

  • Ameristar East Chicago
  • Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City
  • Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
  • Horseshoe Casino Hammond
  • Indiana Grand Casino

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IN sportsbook apps

Sportsbook providers in the state will have to partner with land-based entities in order to offer Indiana sports betting.

There are more than a dozen casinos in Indiana:

  • Ameristar East Chicaco
  • Belterra Casino
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • Four Winds South Bend
  • French Lick Resort Casino
  • Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
  • Hoosier Park
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana
  • Horseshoe Casino Hammond
  • Indiana Grand Casino
  • Majestic Star
  • Majestic Star II
  • Rising Star Casino Resort
  • Tropicana Evansville

Here is a partial list of sports betting operators actively trying to expand in the US market who could partner with Indiana sportsbooks:

  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • MGM
  • William Hill
  • FOX Bet
  • Bet365
  • 888
  • BetAmerica
  • Caesars Sportsbook

What’s in the Indiana sports gambling law?

Here’s a partial breakdown of Indiana’s sports betting law:

  • Statewide mobile wagering is allowed.
  • No wagering on esports or amateur athletes under the age of 18.
  • Limits on in-play betting and restrictions on data sources are left to the discretion of the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Indiana sports betting FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Indiana?

Yes. Sports betting in Indiana started in September 2019, in time for NFL and college football season.

Who oversees sports betting in Indiana?

The Indiana Gaming Commission assumes the primary responsibility for regulating sports betting activity throughout the Hoosier State.

Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?

Sports betting in Indiana currently takes place inside casinos, racetracks, and off-track betting facilities. As soon as mobile sports betting launches, you will be able to wager from anywhere within state borders.

Will mobile sports betting be available in Indiana?

Yes. Mobile sports betting in Indiana will be offered. Bettors should end up with a variety of sportsbook apps to choose from.

Who can apply for an Indiana sports betting license?

Licensed casinos in Indiana can apply for a license to operate a sportsbook. They have the option to partner with a sports betting operator to assist in their physical or mobile sportsbooks.

Who can bet on sports in Indiana?

You must be 21 years old. The usual restrictions apply to anyone associated with a professional or collegiate sports team or league.

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