BetAmerica Sportsbook is now live with online sports betting in Indiana.
Starting today, sports fans 21 or older and located within state lines can visit BetAmerica.com to bet online from anywhere in Indiana. In a tweet posted earlier, BetAmerica informed customers that mobile betting is not yet available:
Hey Indiana, we're LIVE!
Sign up today and bet your favorite sports.
We are available via desktop only at https://t.co/lm4DHGeJFw and will make an announcement when our iOS and Android apps are available.
21+. IN only. T&Cs apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-WITH-IT. pic.twitter.com/DpxSDDERA2
— BetAmerica (@BetAmerica) December 30, 2019
The launch of the state’s fourth mobile sportsbook comes after BetAmerica received an authorization notice from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) last week. In the authorization notice, IGC officials stated BetAmerica has demonstrated it meets all state regulations governing sports betting.
Key Points to Know
If you’re in Indiana and are considering signing up for an account, below is the basic rundown of what BetAmerica offers, who’s eligible to bet online and how to get started.
- Visit BetAmerica online at: in.BetAmerica.com
- Minimum age to bet online: 21
- Residency requirements: Customers do not need to be Indiana residents to bet online through BetAmerica. Out-of-staters are welcome to sign up for accounts as well but may only place wagers when physically present within state lines
- How to deposit: BetAmerica Indiana accepts deposits via credit and debit card, PayPal, bank transfer and PlayPlus (prepaid reloadable debit card issued by BetAmerica)
- Sports offered: All major North American and international sports are covered. This includes NFL, NBA, MLB, Soccer, Golf, MMA and more
- College betting: Indiana regulations allow wagers on college games with the one exception being in-play proposition bets on individual college athletes
- Licensing status: BetAmerica is licensed in Indiana through a partnership with Rising Star Casino
- More info: See our BetAmerica review
BetAmerica Brings Experience to Indiana
BetAmerica comes to Indiana with no small amount of online wagering experience. Prior to entering the sports betting industry, BetAmerica offered legal online horse racing betting dating back to 2008.
BetAmerica gained access to the Indiana sports betting market through a partnership agreement reached between Churchill Downs and Full House Resorts, parent company of Rising Star Casino. That same agreement also extends to Colorado, where BetAmerica will operate a retail sportsbook and mobile betting in partnership with Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel.
So far, BetAmerica has proven capable of delivering a safe and functional sports betting experience to customers. In Indiana, BetAmerica Sportsbook offers pre-game and in-play betting on college and pro sports. Indiana customers may also visit the racebook side of the website to bet on horses as normal.
Not the Best First Day
BetAmerica’s Day 1 launch could have gone better.
Some customers were left unable to deposit due to identity verification issues. Identity verification checks are sometimes needed, but live chat support reps informed customers that the “identity verification team” had left the office for the day – probably not the best call for BetAmerica’s first day ever in Indiana.
The lack of a welcome bonus and mobile betting apps were also surprising given the amount of time BetAmerica has been licensed in Indiana and presumably planning this launch.