The Hoosier state has waded into the legalized sports gambling pool, launching brick-and-mortar offerings just in time for the 2019 NFL season and following up with a strong online presence not long after. And while the selection of online sports betting offerings is modest at the moment, that could change in an instant, with more than a half-dozen additional operators expected to be players in the Indiana sports betting space before long.
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Indiana Sports Books
|CASINO/RACETRACK||SPORTSBOOK PROVIDER||LAUNCH DATE||MOBILE STATUS||OFFERS/PROMOTIONS|
|AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT||DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK||SEPTEMBER 3, 2019||ACTIVE||Risk-Free Bet up to $500|
|BELTERRA CASINO RESORT||FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK||SEPTEMBER 9, 2019||ACTIVE||Risk-Free Bet up to $500|
|BLUE CHIP CASINO||FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK||SEPTEMBER 5, 2019||ACTIVE||Risk-Free Bet up to $500|
|FRENCH LICK RESORT CASINO||RUSH STREET INTERACTIVE||SEPTEMBER 6, 2019||ACTIVE||TBD|
|HARRAH’S HOOSIER PARK||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 20, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|HOLLYWOOD CASINO LAWRENCEBURG||KAMBI||SEPTEMBER 3, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|HORSESHOE HAMMOND CASINO||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 4, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|HORSESHOE SO. INDIANA HOTEL & CASINO||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 12, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|INDIANA GRAND RACING & CASINO||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 3, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|MAJESTIC STAR CASINO||USA SPORTS GAMING||TBD||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|RISING STAR CASINO RESORT||BETAMERICA||NOVEMBER 11, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|TROPICANA EVANSVILLE CASINO||WILLIAM HILL||SEPTEMBER 12, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|WINNER’S CIRCLE CLARKSVILLE||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 12, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|WINNER’S CIRCLE INDIANAPOLIS||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 12, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
|WINNER’S CIRCLE NEW HAVEN||CAESARS SPORTS||SEPTEMBER 12, 2019||NOT ACTIVE||TBD|
Ameristar Casino Resort, Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino were the first three sports books to be granted a license, and a flood of others soon followed. At present, only four casinos offer online wagering, and have been doing so since October.
Two casinos were given conditional licenses: Rising Star Casino Resort and Majestic Star Casino. Rising Star launched its sports book two months after the majority of other Indiana casinos did so, while Majestic Star is expected to join the fray soon.
Indiana Sports Betting History
Indiana didn’t move toward sports betting legislation as quickly as some of the other states after PASPA was deemed unconstitutional back in May 2018; it wasn’t until February 2019 that discussions around a gaming expansion bill kicked off. And as has been the case in the majority of state, the initial sports betting bill introduced to the House Ways and Means Committee – SB439 – was struck down.
A reworked bill featuring several amendments was presented to the committee, which voted 17-6 in favor of sending it along to the State House as bill H1015. The bill passed overwhelmingly, and was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 8.
That landmark day made Indiana the 10th state to legalize sports betting, though it was the 13th state to actually introduce sports betting to the public in early September.
Indiana Sports Betting at a Glance
Here’s what you need to know about Indiana’s current sports betting landscape:
- An initial fee of $100,000 and an annual license fee of $50,000 is required to obtain a sports betting license.
- The state assesses a tax rate of 9.5% on sports betting handles, with 3.3% of that revenue earmarked for assisting problem gamblers
- Indiana saw a 60.6% monthly increase in sports betting handle in November, taking in $147.3 million.
- Mobile wagering accounted for 65.3% of Indiana’s handle for the month despite being active in only four of the state’s 15 approved casinos.
Indiana Sports Betting FAQs
Where can I place a legal sports wager in Indiana?
You can make a sports bet at any of the following 14 casinos:
- Ameristar Casino Resort, 777 Aldis Ave., East Chicago, IN, 465312
- Belterra Casino Resort, 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, IN, 47020
- Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Dr., Michigan City, IN, 46360
- French Lick Resort Casino, 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN, 47432
- Harrah’s Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Cir., Anderson, IN, 46013
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025
- Horseshoe Hammond Casino, 777 Casino Center . Dr., Hammond, IN, 46320
- Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino, 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, Elizabeth, IN, 47117
- Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, 4300 N Michigan Rd., Shelbyville, IN, 46176
- Rising Star Casino Resort, 777 Rising Star Dr., Rising Sun, IN, 47040
- Tropicana Evansville Casino, 421 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN, 47708
- Winner’s Circle Clarksville, 650 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, IN, 47129
- Winner’s Circle Indianapolis, 20 N Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204
- Winner’s Circle New Haven, 1304 Minnich Rd., New Haven, IN, 46774
Additionally, bettors will soon be able to wager at Majestic Star Casino (1 Buffington Harbor Dr., Gary, IN, 46406).
When will mobile sports betting be available in the state?
Mobile sports betting is already being offered at four casinos – Ameristar Casino Resort, Belterra Casino Resort, Blue Chip Casino and French Lick Resort Casino – with a handful of others expected to enter the space shortly. Three online providers (FanDuel, DraftKings, Rush Street) are presently in operation.
Will other brick-and-mortar locations be able to offer sports betting in Indiana?
All of the notable brick-and-mortar locations in the state have been approved to offer sports betting.
How is sports betting regulated in Indiana?
The Indiana Gaming Commission is tasked with regulating the practice within the state.
What kinds of sports wagers can I make at Indiana casinos?
Sports bettors can make the following wagers in Indiana:
- Straight wagers
- Totals wagers (Over/Under)
- Moneyline wagers
- Prop wagers
- Futures wagers
What sports can I wager on at Indiana casinos?
The following sports are available for betting at the state’s 14 sports books:
- Professional and college football (Division I)
- Professional and college basketball (Division I)
- Professional and college hockey (Division I)
- Professional and college baseball (Division I)
- Auto Racing
- Track and Field
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