Mobile Indiana Betting Sites and Sportsbooks Launching Soon – Here’s What to Know

Mark your calendars, Indiana.

Sports betting is coming to Indiana on September 1st. Eleven of the state’s fourteen casinos have been awarded temporary sports betting licenses and are now putting the final touches on their sportsbooks in anticipation of accepting the state’s first legal wagers less than a month from now.

The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) has moved things along at a brisk pace since Governor Holcomb signed the bill into law in May, so there are bound to be questions aplenty. With that, we’ve put together a thorough getting-started guide to get you up to speed and answer the most frequently asked questions.

Consider this your guide to legal Indiana sports betting.

Where Will I Be Able to Bet on Sports in Indiana?

Sports wagers will be accepted at retail sportsbooks located inside casinos or off-track betting facilities (OTBs) and through mobile betting apps also operated by the casinos.

Eleven casinos and three OTBs have received temporary sports betting licenses in order to facilitate a faster timeline. Permanent licenses will be awarded later, but for now the IGC is aiming to get sports betting up and running in time for the upcoming football season.

Not all casinos will be moving on the same timeline, though. Below is an overview of each sportsbook location and its projected start date (if available). Most should be up and running on or near September 1st but expect some variances among the various casinos.

Ameristar East Chicago

777 Ameristar Blvd
East Chicago, IN 46312

Start date: Not confirmed

Tropicana Evansville

421 NW Riverside Dr
Evansville, IN 47708

Start date: Not confirmed

Belterra Casino Resort

777 Belterra Dr
Florence, IN 47020

Start date: Not confirmed

Blue Chip Casino

777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360

Start date: Not confirmed

Horseshoe Southern Indiana

11999 Casino Center Dr
Elizabeth, IN 47117

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season

French Lick Resort

8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Start date: Not confirmed

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

777 Hollywood Blvd
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Start date: Not confirmed

Harrah’s Hoosier Park

4500 Dan Patch Circle
Anderson, IN 46013

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season”

Horseshoe Hammond

777 Casino Center Dr
Hammond, IN 46320

Start date: September 4th

Indiana Grand

4300 N Michigan Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season”

Rising Star Casino Resort

777 Rising Star Drive
Rising Sun, Indiana 47040

Start date: Not confirmed

Winner’s Circle OTB Clarksville

650 Eastern Blvd
Clarksville, IN 47129

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season”

Winner’s Circle OTB Indianapolis

20 N Pennsylvania St Suite 2
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season”

Winner’s Circle OTB New Haven

1304 Minnich Rd
New Haven, IN 46774

Start date: In time for “the 2019 football season”

When Does Indiana Mobile Betting Begin?

Neither the IGC nor individual casinos have given a firm start date for mobile betting, but we could be looking at some time in October for the first mobile wagers.

Indiana will probably move faster than other states in implementing mobile betting for two reasons. First, the IGC has been moving on an expedited timeline for everything related to sports betting in an effort to be active during the all-important football season.

Second, most of Indiana’s casino operators have experience with online betting in other states so this won’t exactly be their first rodeo. That includes the operators of national casino chains such as Caesars and Penn National along with third-party providers such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

As far as timing goes, much of it is now in the hands of the operators themselves. IGC Executive Director Sara Gonso Tait recently told the Associated Press, “The timing is really up to the operators.”

According to local reports, the IGC is now awaiting mobile betting applications from the various operators. Once those are sent in and the IGC issues its approval, online betting will be able to go live in Indiana.

A growing number of well-known sports betting providers have received approval from the IGC in recent weeks. Each provider is partnered with one or more local casinos to launch mobile betting apps and websites as soon as the IGC gives the green light. Below, we can see which providers have been approved and which casinos they’ll be partnered with for Indiana sports betting.

Mobile Betting Provider Casino Partner
Betfair Interactive (a.k.a. FanDuel) Blue Chip Casino and Belterra Casino
Caesars Interactive Entertainment Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Penn Sports Interactive Hollywood Casino
Rush Street Interactive French Lick Resort
William Hill Tropicana Evansville

Will FanDuel and DraftKings Sportsbooks Be in Indiana?

FanDuel and DraftKings will both be offering sports betting in Indiana. In fact, FanDuel will be managing in-person sportsbooks at the Belterra and Blue Chip casinos as a part of a nationwide partnership with Boyd Gaming.

DraftKings has a similar partnership in place with Caesars Entertainment, which operates the two Horseshoe casinos, Indiana Grand and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. One or more of those will likely feature a DraftKings sportsbook for in-person wagers. If DraftKings doesn’t work with Caesars in Indiana, it also has a partnership in place with Penn National that it can leverage for market access.

FanDuel and DraftKings are both expected to offer mobile betting in Indiana as well after the IGC gives its approval for online betting to commence sometime later this fall.

Which Sports Can I Bet On?

The Indiana Gaming Commission recently issued a list of approved sports upon which licensed sportsbooks may accept wagers. So far, the Commission has approved most of the world’s major sports and leagues to give operators many options.

Not that this list does not mean Indiana sportsbooks will cover all of these leagues – this is merely a list of sports operators may choose to cover if they wish. Additionally, sportsbooks may request the approval of additional sports not currently included on this list.

  • Auto racing: NASCAR, F1 and IndyCar
  • Baseball: MLB, NCAA and Triple A
  • Basketball: NBA, WNBA, NCAA, EuroLeague, EuroCup and International Basketball Federation
  • Bowling: Pro Bowling Tour
  • Boxing: IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports
  • Cricket: Men’s/Women’s World Cup and ICC
  • Darts: PDC Championship
  • Football: NFL, NCAA, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League
  • Golf: PGA, PGA Champions, LPGA, Champion’s Tour, European Tour, International Events, World Golf Championships and Korn Ferry Tour
  • Hockey: NHL, NCAA, International Ice Hockey Federation and World Championships
  • Lacrosse: NCAA
  • MMA: UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, Professional Fighters League and Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports
  • Olympics: Summer/Winter Olympics and Olympic Trials
  • Rugby: Six Nations, World Cup, World Rugby and Four Nations
  • Sailing: Americas Cup and International Sailing Federation
  • Soccer: FIFA, MLS, UEFA, EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Liga Bancomer, La Liga and NCAA
  • Softball: NCAA
  • Tennis: USTA, ATP, WTA, ITF and NCAA
  • Track and Field: International Association of Athletics Federations and NCAA

Other FAQs

With sports betting being so new to Indiana, we anticipate plenty of questions. Below are answers to some of the most common.

Will mobile sports betting be ready in time for the football season?

It looks unlikely mobile betting will be ready in time for the start of the football season, but we do anticipate mobile betting being ready to go by the end of the year.

Can I Bet on the Hoosiers in Indiana?

Yes. Unlike some other states, Indiana will not prohibit fans from betting on local college teams. However, there will be restrictions on in-play wagers involving individual college athletes.

Is in-play betting allowed?

Yes, with some restrictions.

In addition to a restriction on in-play prop bets involving college players, in-play wagers on college and pro sports are restricted to those that can be settled during natural breaks in action.

For example, wagers that can be settled between quarters in a football game or those that can be settled between rounds in a golf tournament are allowed.

Wagers such as the outcome of the next play in a football game are not allowed because those are settled during a quarter rather than in between quarters.

How old do I have to be to bet on sports in Indiana?

The new Indiana sports betting law has established a minimum age of 21 to bet on sports.

Do I have to register for mobile betting in person?

No. Some states have passed laws requiring customers to visit a casino in-person to register for a mobile betting account, but Indiana gaming law has no such requirement.

As long as you’re at least 21, you will be able to download the mobile app of your choice and sign up for an account from anywhere in Indiana.

How many betting sites will be available in Indiana?

Each land-based license holder may operate up to three individually-branded betting apps, or “skins.”

For example, Hollywood Casino would be allowed to run one betting app under its own name, a second in partnership with FOX Bet and a third in partnership with PointsBet if it chooses.

If all fourteen of Indiana’s current sports betting licensees launch three apps each, we would be looking at a choice of 42 different betting apps at full capacity. However, it is unlikely every licensee will launch three apps. Some licensees may choose to offer in-person betting only, others may contract with just one or two providers and a few may eventually launch three apps.