Get your sports betting going in Indiana, because it is now legal and open to players.
In 2019 Sep 1, sports betting became open to the public that were 21 or older. The first mode of betting accepted were in person bets, which are permitted at 10 casino and 3 off betting tracks.
Subsequently on 2019 Oct 3 the online sports betting became available to the public.
The variety of sports available to bet on is huge! There are over 20 types of sports that can be bet on, these include the popular sports of football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, cycling and a few Aussie sports such as AFL and cricket! Both betting on professional and college games are permitted, however high school, youth games and e-sports are not.
Monitoring and governing the sports industry in Indiana is the Indian Gaming Commission. They are responsible for issuing licenses to sportbooks and casinos/OTBs that have formed a partnership as required by Indiana sports betting laws.
- Mobile, website and in person betting is permitted.
- The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates sports betting in the state.
- Regulations permit sports leagues or colleges to request “to utilize a geofence to prohibit wagers at the location of a particular sporting event.”
Top 3 Indiana Sportsbooks Online
Indiana Sports Betting Apps
Both the iPhone/iPad and Android apps are available to be downloaded anywhere. The easiest way to download the app is to proceed directly to the website of the sportsbook and download directly.
You will need to enter your personal details and the last four digits of your social security number.
In order to play, you must have your GPS on your mobile phone switched on, and you must be physically located within Indiana. The App is smart enough to know via the GPS on the mobile phone that you are physically in Indiana.
1. Ameristar East Chicago Casino Resort
777 Aldis Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312, USA
2. Belterra Casino Resort
777 Belterra Dr, Florence, IN 47020, USA
3. Blue Chip Casino Michigan City
777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA
4. French Lick Resort Casino
8670 Indiana 56, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Rush Street Interactive
5. Harrah’s Hoosier Park
4500 Dan Patch Cir, Anderson, IN 46013, USA
6. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
777 Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, USA
7. Horseshoe Hammond Casino
777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320, USA
8. Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino
11999 Avenue of the Emperors Southeast, Elizabeth, IN 47117, USA
9. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
4300 N Michigan Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176, USA
10. Majestic Star Casino
1 Buffington Harbor Dr, Gary, IN 46406, USA
To Be Confirmed
11. Rising Star Casino Resort
777 Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040, USA
12. Tropicana Evansville Casino
421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708, USA
13. Winner’s Circle
Was off track betting for ponies only but now includes sportsbook facility. Sports bar with high definition screens for viewing. Entertainment, food and bar, excellent atmosphere. Double the action, double the fun.
Popular Indiana Sports Bets
If you want to bet on a local team, there are two major leagues that you can bet on. The Indiana Pacers are one of the most iconic teams, made famous by Reggie Miller and there is also the Indianapolis Colts for a football bet!
Sports Betting Indiana Pacers (NBA)
The Indiana Pacers are a middle of the road team. Nothing too flash or fancy. A rock solid team, that needs a star player. If you place a bet on them, it can go either 50/50.
Sports Betting Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
The Colts currently have a losing record, and really need to bring it home if they want to make the playoffs. My gut feel is that the remainder of the season will be a disappointment. Look to bet against them, and pick the right timing.
Indiana Sports Betting Laws
Sports betting has become available in various locations from September 1 onwards.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has been given the responsibility of governing and regulating the sports betting industry.
Professional and College sports are legal for sports betting. Esports and highschool games are illegal.
In person and mobile app sports betting are permitted. Geofencing will be used to ensure that players physically are within the borders of Indiana when placing a bet.
Indiana sports betting was legalized on May 8, 2019, permitting 13 locations across the state, 10 being casinos and 3 off track betting.
Sports approved by Indiana Gaming Commission
- Auto Racing
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Skiing and Snowboard
- Track and Field