Legalized sports betting has exploded onto the scene in the United States following the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) in 2018. Since then, 33 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized sports betting in some capacity, and this number is sure to increase in the coming years.
Want to know if you’re able to bet in the Hoosier State? Check out our Indiana guide to sports betting:
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
On May 8, 2019, Governor Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1015 into law, which authorized "sports wagering at riverboats, racinos, a Vigo County casino, and satellite facilities."
A few months later, Indiana sportsbooks started accepting in-person sports bets on Sept. 1, with online sports betting launching on Oct. 3.
How do I bet on sports in Indiana?
Indiana sports betting allows users over the age of 21 to make online, mobile, and retail wagers. Additionally, all legal sports bets need to be placed within state lines. Mobile sportsbooks utilize geolocation to track your phone’s internal GPS chip. When betting online, users are prompted to download a plugin to make legalized bets.
If making retail wagers, head to an Indiana casino to make your bets in person.
Can I bet on college sports in Indiana?
While bettors in Indiana can wager on licensed NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate events, users can't wager on in-game player prop bets for any collegiate athletes. Player props are bets on players' game performances, such as, “Will "x" score over/under 15.5 total points?”
Despite the prohibition of college player props, futures bets on all college teams and players are allowed. Popular futures bets include betting on the University of Indiana football program to go over their regular season win total of 3.5 games or on the Purdue Boilermakers to win the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?
Currently, 13 legal sportsbooks operate in the state of Indiana, giving bettors plenty of options to pick and choose which books they want to bet with.
Below is a list of all 13 legal sportsbooks in Indiana along with their corresponding partner:
|Bally Bet||Bally's Evansville|
|Barstool Sportsbook||Ameristar Casino East Chicago|
|BetRivers||French Lick Resort|
|Caesars Sportsbook||Horseshoe Casino Hammond|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||Ameristar Casino East Chicago|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||Blue Chip Casino|
|Hard Rock Sportsbook||Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana|
|PointsBet||Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg|
|Unibet||Horseshoe Casino Hammond|
|WynnBET||Rising Star Casino Resort|
|SBK Sportsbook||Rising Star Casino Resort|