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Indiana Online Sports Betting Laws

Indiana sports betting has been legal since 2019 when betting online, and in person at licensed casinos, racinos, and off-track betting parlors, was given the green light. Business since has been incredibly brisk, with more than $1 billion wagered on sports betting in the Hoosier State in the first 12 months.

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Jennifer Gaynor

Administrative law and government relations attorney

Jennifer has a degree in Journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C, in 2005. She's been living in Las Vegas helping clients in the casino and gaming industry, as well as other regulated businesses, across Nevada for over 15 years.

She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books on US gaming law, including most recently, The Law of Regulated Gambling: A Practical Guide for Business Lawyers, American Bar Association (2020), and That (Expletive) Broad: Women Who Broke Barriers in the Casino and Gaming Industry (2020).

Is Sports Betting Legal in Indiana?

Yes, it is. Indiana sports betting has been legal since the state legislature passed HB 1015 in 2019.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in Indiana?

Absolutely. Indiana betting sites have been licensed and registered to provide online sports betting since 2019.

How Old Do I Have to be to Place a Bet in Indiana?

You may place a sports bet in Indiana only if you are age 21 or over.

How do I Start Betting in Indiana?

  1. Go in-person to one of the licensed sportsbooks or choose one of the many Indiana online betting sites to register online.

  2. Go through registration, entering details such as your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

  3. Set up a username and password to allow you to enter the site securely.

  4. Make sure you take advantage of any welcome bonus offers.

  5. You’re ready to start betting.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Indiana?

Indiana Legalizes Online Sports Betting
Remote Registration and Geolocation
Online Sports Betting Licenses
Are Indiana Gambling Winnings Taxable?

Who Is Allowed to Bet on Sports In Indiana?

You Must Be At Least 21 Years Old to Bet in Indiana
You Must Be in Indiana to Bet
Restrictions Apply to Certain Sports Industry Employees

What Can’t I Bet on in Indiana?

High School and Amateur Youth Events
Esports
Politics

Daily Fantasy Sports in Indiana

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) became legal in Indiana in 2016, when Governor Mike Pence signed SB 339 into law. The following year, major operators DraftKings, FanDuel, and Fantasy Draft were all awarded licenses to operate DFS in the state. They have since been joined by Yahoo Sports, SportsHub, and Underdog Sports.

Unlike sports betting, DFS can be enjoyed by anybody over the age of 18. However, the new law specifically outlawed DFS on amateur sports. DFS games available in Indiana include NFL, NBA, MBL, and NASCAR.

Top Sports to Bet on in Indiana

Indiana has a host of great sports teams for fans to root for and bet on. It’s also close enough to Chicago for the major outfits there to attract significant support. Indiana is also, of course, home to the Indianapolis 500. Sport is a very big deal in the Hoosier State.

NFL

The Indianapolis Colts are a fan-favorite in the state. With two Super Bowl victories under their belt, the Colts have a large and loyal following. This translates into serious betting action, given the nationwide popularity of betting on the best NFL action.

Responsible Gaming in Indiana

As a state that has embraced sports betting with such enthusiasm, there are also a commendable number of resources available for people who may develop a problem with gambling.

The major operators of sports betting in the state are respected organizations with well-established responsible gambling provisions:

  • They offer help with self-exclusion, bet limits, deposit limits and questionnaires on their websites.

  • Self-exclusion programs are in place and widely available through the Indiana Gaming Commission.

  • The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling also has extensive links to organizations such as Gam-Anon and Gamblers Anonymous, bodies with lengthy experience in helping people impacted by problem gambling.

  • The National Council on Problem Gambling is also a comprehensive resource available to those who may want more information on tackling problem gambling.

Additionally, under the terms of the legislation that legalized sports betting, 3.33% of tax revenue from sports wagering is allocated to the state’s addiction services fund.

Timeline of Sports Betting in New Jersey

1993

Indiana legalizes casino gambling, initially limiting operators to riverboats.

2007

Racetracks are added to the list of locations authorized for gaming.

2015

Existing casino law amended to allow gaming on land.

2018

Indiana lawmakers begin discussions over relaxing the rules governing sports betting.

2019 - April

HB 1015 passes the state legislature.

2019 - May

The new law is signed by Governor Holcomb.

2019 - September

Sports betting begins in Indiana – the first Midwest state to legalize the activity.

Where Can You Bet in Indiana?

A full up-to-date list can be found here.

Casino/Retail SportsbookAddress
AmeristarBarstool777 Aldis Avenue, East Chicago
Blue Chip CasinoFanDuel777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City
French Lick Resort CasinoBetRivers (Rush Street International)8670 IN-56, French Lick
Belterra CasinoFanDuel777 Belterra Drive, Florence
Indiana Grand CasinoCaesars Sports4300 N Michigan Road, Shelbyville
Hollywood CasinoBarstool777 Hollywood Boulevard, Lawrenceburg
Winner’s Circle ClarksvilleCaesars Sports650 Eastern Boulevard, Clarksville
Horseshoe HammondCaesars Sports777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
Caesars South IndianaCaesars Sports11999 Casino Center Drive SE, Elizabeth
Tropicana EvansvilleWilliam Hill421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville
Hoosier ParkCaesars Sports4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson
Winner’s Circle New HavenCaesars Sports1304 Minnich Road, New Haven
Rising Star Casino ResortTwinSpires (formerly Bet America)777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun
Majestic Star I & II CasinosBetIndiana1 Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary

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