- Mobile and internet sports betting in Indiana will be coming out just in time for March Madness with PointsBet.
- Indiana wagered almost double the amount of money on basketball for the month of January than they did on football for the same month.
- PointsBet is already accessible by sports bettors of the Hoosier State as it was given the go-ahead by the Indiana Gaming Commission on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS – Sports bettors in Indiana will now have access to the PointsBet mobile sports betting platform as its been cleared for a soft launch to begin Thursday.
The soft launch should last no more than a week while the company irons outs any wrinkles in the application. A full launch is expected to take place at the start of March Madness.
Mobile Sports Betting In Indiana With PointsBet
Penn National Gaming runs the Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Lawrenceburg. They were granted three skins for their gambling on sporting events action by the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC). Pointsbet is one of the sports betting companies that Penn National has decided to do business with.
PointsBet will be accessible to anyone that resides in the state of Indiana and has a mobile device or internet connection. In-person registration is not a requirement, making signup with the sportsbook a convenient process for those in the Hoosier State. Sports bettors can simply download the application and create an account.
The timing for a full launch could not come at a better time as Indiana is a state full of diehard basketball fans. The IGC reported $59.8 million in wagers for the month of January on basketball while football games that included championship matches in both professional and college ball for January only saw $36.7 million in bets.
Clearly, Indiana sports bettors have a preference for basketball over football.
PointsBet will be offering their customers in Indiana the typical odds style bets but they are also known for a feature they call “PointsBetting.” This works both in winning and losing. If a bettor decides to use this feature, they could win or lose much more than with a typical bet.
Basketball fans will be able to start placing bets on their favorite teams to win in March Madness now. However, the entire rollout will occur on March 17, when the Championship Tournament begins.
This is a huge step forward for the Indiana sports betting marketplace. Now the Hoosier State offers gambling on sporting events through various outlets but every state knows that mobile sportsbooks bring in more profit than retail locations.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.