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Indiana Sports Betting

Indiana sports betting is on its way.

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.

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Indiana sports betting basics

Indiana sports betting is legal. However, people will not be able to bet right away; it will take some time for the new law to be implemented.

Once it is, you will be able to bet on sportsbook apps as well as the state’s casinos, racinos and off-track betting parlors.

Indiana sports betting launch date

We don’t currently have a timeline for Indiana sports betting to launch.

However, a good guess is that retail sportsbooks, where you can bet in person, will be live sometime in 2019.

Indiana sports betting apps could follow sometime early in 2020.

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
  • Belterra Casino
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • 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

We don’t know who those casinos will partner with, exactly, but here is a partial list of sports betting operators actively trying to expand in the US market:

  • 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, but it’s not yet active. Expect that Indiana sports betting will launch later in 2019, likely in time for NFL and college football season.

Who oversees Indiana sports betting?

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 will take 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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