- Indiana sports betting launched on September 1.
- The first Indiana online sportsbook will be by Rush Street Interactive.
- More online sportsbooks in Indiana are expected to launch in the future.
FRENCH LICK, Ind. – A mobile sportsbook by Rush Street Interactive is set to launch in Indiana on October 3.
This will be the first online and mobile sportsbook available in Indiana. Rush Street Interactive’s retail partner is the French Lick Casino and together, they will launch the online sportsbook. The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) approved the mobile sportsbook on Wednesday.
“Rush Street has substantially demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission that its mobile sports wagering operation meets the requirements of Indiana Code Article 4-38, the Commission’s Emergency Regulations, and all Commission Directives related to sports wagering activities,” said Sara Gonso Tait, executive director of the IGC.
With this approval, Indiana is set to become the seventh state with mobile sports betting. There are a few states with legal sports betting that do not allow for mobile betting. Revenue reports show that these states do not do as well as states with mobile betting. Indiana lawmakers wanted the most out of sports betting, so they included mobile options.
Through the passage of IN SB 552, we know what mobile betting will look like in the Hoosier State. Mobile sports betting will be available statewide. There is no mention of retail registration in the bill. That means that Indiana residents far from retail sportsbooks will not have to visit a physical venue.
At the moment, the only mobile option for Indiana residents will be the Rush Street Interactive mobile sportsbook. But that could change in the near future. Both FanDuel and DraftKings have retail sportsbooks in the state. Their online and mobile sportsbooks are active in other states, such as New Jersey. It is likely that these two companies will launch their mobile sportsbooks in Indiana in the coming months. For now, expect mobile sports betting to launch in Indiana on October 3.
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