Indiana Sports Betting

Indiana joined legal sports betting states in September 2019 when retail books launched in the Hoosier State. Online sportsbooks followed a month later, and Indiana has been a stalwart location for sports betting ever since. At this point, only two of Indiana’s 13 casino locations have no sports betting presence. But with 11 retail and almost as many sportsbook apps active, it’s unlikely anyone has noticed their absence.

Indiana’s journey from legalization to launch was rather short, with a scant four months separating the law’s passage from the first bet taken. The driving force behind the quick turnaround was the usual suspect for most states’ launch: the NFL betting season. Although online books missed the opening kickoff by about a month, retail books were ready for business when the first snap occurred. The debut was also well-timed because of Illinois’ slower progress toward sports betting. To this day, online Indiana sportsbooks continue to be a convenient option for many inhabitants of the Windy City.

Indiana sports betting is big business now. More than $4 billion has been wagered in the Hoosier State so far, and there’s no end to the market’s growth in sight. If you’re looking to stay abreast of everything sports betting in Indiana, keep reading.

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Best Indiana sports betting apps

Sportsbook providers in the state needed to partner with land-based entities in order to offer Indiana sports betting. Nearly every major operator has a path into the market, which could create one of the more competitive situations in the country.

DraftKings Sportsbook and BetRivers were among the earliest apps to launch in the state. But the state has a growing market, and more apps are likely on the way. Here’s a list of live sportsbook apps and others we’ll expect to see eventually:

SportsbookLaunch date
DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana
Oct. 3, 2019
FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana

Oct. 26, 2019
BetRivers Sportsbook IndianaOct. 3, 2019
BetAmericaDec. 30, 2019
BetMGM Sportsbook Indiana
Feb. 25, 2020
PointsBet Sportsbook IndianaMar. 6, 2020
Caesars Sportsbook IndianaMay 19, 2020
Unibet Sportsbook IndianaJuly 30, 2020
theScore BetSept. 17, 2020
WynnBetApr. 1, 2021
FOX BetTBA

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Which Indiana casinos have sportsbooks?

Beyond becoming a top market for legal sports betting, the Hoosier State is also a hotbed for retail sportsbooks. Residents and visitors have several options available. Here’s what you need to know about the sportsbook locations in Indiana.

CasinoKnown partners
Ameristar Casino ResortDraftKings Sportsbook
Belterra Casino ResortFanDuel Sportsbook
Blue Chip CasinoFanDuel Sportsbook
French Lick Resort CasinoRush Street Interactive
Harrah’s Hoosier ParkCaesars Sports
Hollywood Casino LawrenceburgKambi
Horseshoe Hammond CasinoCaesars Sports
Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & CasinoCaesars Sports
Indiana Grand Racing & CasinoCaesars Sports
Majestic Star CasinoUSA Sports Gaming
Rising Star Casino ResortBetAmerica
Tropicana Evansville CasinoCaesars Sports
Winner’s Circle ClarksvilleCaesars Sports
Winner’s Circle IndianapolisCaesars Sports
Winner’s Circle New HavenCaesars Sports

Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar East Chicago

  • Address: 777 Aldis Ave., East Chicago, Indiana
  • Telephone: 219-378-3000
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A full kitchen and bar with food and drink specials, massive video wall and 23 betting kiosks are among the amenities awaiting visitors to Barstool Sportsbook. We expect the media company to also launch its online and mobile offering in the Hoosier State in the future.

Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

  • Address: 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
  • Telephone: 888-274-6797
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Another Barstool Sportsbook is available at Hollywood Casino. It’s a similar concept with food and drink specials, 25 betting kiosks and 20 HDTVs. Visitors to both Barstool locations can earn “mycash” and “mychoice” tier points on their wagers.

FanDuel Sportsbook at Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

  • Address: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana
  • Telephone: 877-689-0662
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Located to the left of the main entrance at the Blue Chip is a 2,730-square-foot FanDuel Sportsbook. It’s connected to The Game, which has a full bar and food menu. Sportsbook visitors will find a video wall, two sports tickers, and teller and kiosk service for wagering.

FanDuel Sportsbook at Belterra Casino Resort

  • Address: 777 Belterra Drive, Florence, Indiana
  • Telephone: 877-689-0662
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight.

 This FanDuel Sportsbook is located near the main entrance at Belterra Casino Resort. It’s a 1,230-square-foot space with tellers and kiosks, 22 TV screens, a sports ticker and large video wall. Food and beverages are available at the nearby Sideline Bar.

Caesars Sports at Horseshoe Hammond

  • Address: 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Indiana
  • Telephone: 866-711-7463
  • Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to midnight.

The Caesars Sportsbook at Horseshoe Hammond is a sprawling 5,300-square-foot space on the main casino floor. There’s an LED video wall, more than a dozen big screen TVs, tellers and betting kiosks, and a mix of lounge chairs and couches.

Caesars Sports at Tropicana Evansville

  • Address: 421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana
  • Telephone: 855-754-1200
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This sportsbook is on the main casino floor in a spot that was formerly known as the 421 Lounge. Visitors will find teller and kiosk service, a full-service bar, comfortable seating, food options, a massive video wall and 12 odds boards.

The Book at Caesars Southern Indiana

  • Address: 11999 Casino Center Drive SE, Elizabeth, Indiana
  • Telephone: 812-969-6175
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to midnight.

Operated by Caesars, The Book is in the center of the action with lots of seating options and plenty of screens. You can place your bets via tellers and kiosks, and there are even reservable fan caves for those looking for something a little extra. 

The Book at Harrah’s Hoosier Park

  • Address: 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, Indiana
  • Telephone: 812-969-6175
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located next to the Terrace Showroom is The Book, which features comfortable seating options and a huge video wall with plenty of screens. You can place your bets with tellers or at the kiosk, and there are food and beverage options nearby.

Winner’s Circle at Indiana Grand

  • Address: 4300 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Telephone: 877-386-4463
  • Hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Winner’s Circle is a combination of a sports bar and OTB experience that Caesars operates at a few Indiana locations. This one is located at Indiana Grand Casino, so visitors also get to enjoy the sights and sounds on that front, as well as live horse racing on select days.

Winner’s Circle Clarksville

  • Address: 650 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, Indiana
  • Telephone: 812-280-1013
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

This Winner’s Circle has more of the traditional OTB feel, as it’s not smack in the middle of a casino. Visitors will find a full-service bar, casual grab-and-go eats, personal monitors and big screen viewing options, as well as teller and kiosk service for wagering.

Winner’s Circle Indianapolis

  • Address: 20 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Telephone: 317-656-7223
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Located in the heart of Indianapolis is another Winner’s Circle OTB. This one boasts a kitchen turning out traditional pub fare, a wide selection of drinks, and plenty of screens and places to get your bets in.

 Winner’s Circle New Haven

  • Address: 1304 Minnich Road, New Haven, Indiana
  • Telephone: 260-490-9006
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The last of the four Winner’s Circle locations is in the Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven. It’s the same concept as the rest: food and beverage selections, teller and kiosk services, and plenty of screens for your viewing.

BetAmerica Sportsbook at Rising Star Casino Resort

  • Address: 777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, Indiana
  • Telephone: 800-472-6311
  • Hours: Friday, 2 p.m. to close; Saturday to Sunday, noon to close.

Closing time at the BetAmerica/TwinSpires Sportsbook will vary in response to business, but there’s also kiosk service available for off hours. There are plenty of food and beverage choices throughout the property, as well as seating and viewing options right at the sportsbook.

Sportsbook at French Lick Resort

  • Address: 8670 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana
  • Telephone: 812-936-9300
  • Hours: Kiosk service available 24 hours

You’ll find the Sportsbook at French Lick on the southern side of the casino. There are screens and seating onsite, as well as the nearby Valley Bar. Up to three teller windows will be open for busy periods, while kiosk service is available around the clock.

Sports betting deals in Indiana

As sportsbooks look to establish themselves in a new market, advertising and marketing expenses follow. The sports betting industry is highly competitive, which translates into books doing all they can to stand apart from the crowd.

Recently, there has been a rise in promotional deals between sportsbooks and local teams. We’ve seen that first-hand here in Indiana with deals involving the two major pro squads. The Indiana Pacers started it off with a deal with DraftKings in February 2020, and followed that with another deal with PointsBet in August of that year.

The Indianapolis Colts followed a month later with a deal with the same shop, and subsequently entered arrangements with Caesars and William Hill. Here are some of the major highlights of the deals to date.

How to start betting in Indiana

For those interested in betting online in Indiana, here’s a rundown of what you need to know:

Downloading and registering for a sportsbook app

The first step to start betting is picking a sportsbook app. Links to download the app can always be found on a sportsbook’s website. (Alternatively, if you don’t want to download an app, the site itself will allow wagering without a download.)

But the most convenient way to bet is via an app. Keep in mind that while you can download and register for an app from anywhere, you just won’t be able to place bets unless you’re in Indiana.

Sportsbook apps for iPhone

Most if not all sportsbooks should eventually have an iOS app for download for iPhones and iPads. You can find these in the App Store; again, a link should be provided on the sportsbook’s website.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, it will walk you through the registration process, which includes giving personal information such as your name, address, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. The process will help to verify that you are who you say you are and that you are of legal age to bet in Indiana.

Sportsbook apps for Android

The process for getting a sportsbook app on an Android device like a Samsung Galaxy is similar. The big difference is the apps do not appear in the Google Play Store. You must download them directly from a sportsbook site. You’ll have to allow your phone to download an app that is not in the store; this is safe to do for regulated sportsbooks in the US and Indiana.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, the process will be the same for registration.

Depositing and withdrawing on Indiana sportsbook apps

The next step to get started after downloading and registering is to fund your account. These options will vary by sportsbook, but you often will encounter these methods (some are not yet available in Indiana)

  • Online bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Prepaid cards

While credit card might seem like the most convenient method for funding an account, many might encounter issues trying to deposit with that method. Depending on the bank that works with your credit card company, it might or might not facilitate gambling transactions. Other methods are usually more likely to work.

Withdrawal methods are usually the same as depositing.

Placing bets

Once you have money in your sportsbook account, you’ll be able to bet. If you’re familiar with sports betting, it will usually be easy to find what you want to bet on. Apps are organized by sport, and you’ll be able to see which games are upcoming or live now.

Common bet types include betting on the moneyline (who will win), betting a point spread, futures (who will win a division or championship, for example), and proposition bets (will LeBron James score more than 30 points in a game?)

Indiana sportsbooks also feature live in-play betting, where you can bet on a game while it’s going on.

In order to bet, you will have to have location services turned on for your phone. The app will be able to geolocate you to make sure you are in Indiana and not in another state where wagering might be illegal.

What’s in the Indiana sports gambling law?

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

  • Statewide mobile wagering is allowed.
  • You can register for sportsbook apps anywhere in the state.
  • You must be located in the state and be 21 years of age in order to wager.
  • In order to offer sports betting, you must either be an existing land-based gaming facility or partner with one.
  • The tax rate is 9.5% of gross gaming revenue.
  • There is 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 revenue

The opportunity for Indiana is quite sizable. With a population of more than 6 million people, that potential market alone could create a large and vibrant opportunity.

Handle in the state eventually could reach up to $6 billion or more annually, depending on how the market evolves and what surrounding states do as far as legalizing wagering.

Online sports betting in Indiana now makes up more than eight out of every 10 bets placed in the state.

The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates sports betting in the Hoosier State. More than $1 billion was wagered in Indiana in the first year of legal sports betting.

Here’s more on Indiana and US sports betting revenue and handle.

Indiana sports betting history

The state became one of the first to pass a new onlinem sports betting law in the spring of 2019, when the governor signed the bill into law.

It took little time to go from law to legal betting. Indiana sports betting launched days before the start of the 2019 NFL season. That early-September date was only for in-person retail sportsbooks at Indiana casinos, racinos, and off-track betting parlors.

The first Indiana sports betting apps began rolling out on October 3, with BetRivers and DraftKings Sportsbook christening the online market. The former operates under the license of French Lick Resort, while DK relies on Ameristar East Chicago for access to the market.

The future of Indiana sports betting

Indiana has a robust, competitive market that should benefit both the state and bettors. As an early adopter, the state and its operators should reach maturity and the full revenue potential earlier than others.

The interesting part for Indiana is the surrounding states. In particular, Chicago is very close to the Indiana border, and for a time the state benefitted from access to that market. Illinois has since legalized its own online sports betting. Neighboring Michigan also has legal sportsbetting.

he bordering states of Ohio and Kentucky still have not legalized sports betting. If they don’t any time soon, that could be a boon to Indiana coffers.

Regardless, the future should be bright for Indiana sports betting.

Most popular sports to bet in Indiana

You can bet on just about any sport you want to in the state, including the major sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer and golf. You can usually bet on any international sporting events that are not common in the US, like cricket or rugby.

The state’s gaming commission actually keeps a running of list of what sportsbooks are allowed to take action on in the state. See the list here.

The market also has a lot of teams that should draw betting and rooting interest around the state, including:

  • Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
  • Indiana Pacers (NBA)
  • Notre Dame college football and basketball
  • Indiana college football and basketball
  • College football and basketball
  • Chicago pro teams 
  • Cincinnati pro teams

Indiana sports betting FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Indiana?

Yes. Sports betting in Indiana started in September 2019, in time for betting on the NFL and college football season. Online betting began in October.

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 takes place inside casinos, racetracks, and off-track betting facilities, as well as via the internet and mobile devices.

Is online sports betting available in Indiana?

Yes. Mobile sports betting is available throughout Indiana as of October 2019.

Who can offer Indiana sports betting?

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.

Can I bet on sports in Indiana if I am from Chicago?

Yes, but you have to travel to Indiana in order to bet. You can download an app and deposit while in Chicago, or wait until you are in Indiana. But once you are within the state’s borders, you may place wagers. You can also legally bet on sports online in Illinois, now.

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