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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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?
Go in-person to one of the licensed sportsbooks or choose one of the many Indiana online betting sites to register online.
Go through registration, entering details such as your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Set up a username and password to allow you to enter the site securely.
Make sure you take advantage of any welcome bonus offers.
You’re ready to start betting.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Who is allowed to bet on sports In Indiana?
What can’t I bet on in Indiana?
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.
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 gambling 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 Indiana
Indiana legalizes casino gambling, initially limiting operators to riverboats.
Racetracks are added to the list of locations authorized for gaming.
Existing casino law amended to allow gaming on land.
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 .
|Ameristar||Barstool||777 Aldis Avenue, East Chicago|
|Blue Chip Casino||FanDuel||777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City|
|French Lick Resort Casino||BetRivers (Rush Street International)||8670 IN-56, French Lick|
|Belterra Casino||FanDuel||777 Belterra Drive, Florence|
|Indiana Grand Casino||Caesars Sports||4300 N Michigan Road, Shelbyville|
|Hollywood Casino||Barstool||777 Hollywood Boulevard, Lawrenceburg|
|Winner’s Circle Clarksville||Caesars Sports||650 Eastern Boulevard, Clarksville|
|Horseshoe Hammond||Caesars Sports||777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond|
|Caesars South Indiana||Caesars Sports||11999 Casino Center Drive SE, Elizabeth|
|Tropicana Evansville||William Hill||421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville|
|Hoosier Park||Caesars Sports||4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson|
|Winner’s Circle New Haven||Caesars Sports||1304 Minnich Road, New Haven|
|Rising Star Casino Resort||TwinSpires (formerly Bet America)||777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun|
|Majestic Star I & II Casinos||BetIndiana||1 Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary|