- Sports betting in Indiana will be allowed to begin as early as September 1st.
- The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) has approved sports betting to take place in 13 locations including 10 casinos and three off-track betting facilities.
- Placing wagers on esports and high school sports in Indiana is prohibited.
INDIANAPOLIS – It looks as though sports fans of all types in Indiana will have a chance to bet on their favorite event this upcoming Fall. Earlier this week, the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) released the official list of sports that IN sportsbooks can offer and the list is quite long.
All the most popular sports will be available including betting on the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Betting on college football, basketball, and baseball will also be options, despite the NCAA having a strong stance against collegiate sports wagering.
The official list of sporting events that sportsbooks in Indiana can offer also includes less popular options such as betting on professional darts, the Pro Bowling Tour, and auto racing. This means the next Indy 500 will be a viable betting option.
The IGC has also approved legal sports betting operations at a total of 13 locations. Besides Rising Star Casino and Majestic Star Casino, every other casino has been approved to start accepting bets as soon as September 1.
The same can be said for the three Winner’s Circle off-track betting facilities.
Although, the IGC will have to approve official sports betting regulations before then. The Commission has already made a draft of Indiana sports betting rules. They are expected to adopt these measures during their August 28 meeting.
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized on May 8, 2019, when IN Governor Eric Holcomb signed off on House Bill IN HB 1015. The bill allows for both retail sportsbooks and state-wide mobile sports wagering apps.
While a timeline has not yet been announced for the launch of mobile sportsbooks in Indiana, the types of sporting events to choose from on those platforms is expected to be the same as their retail counterpart.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.