Legal Sports Betting is now live in the state of Indiana, and bettors in the Hoosier State can bet Online, via their mobile or even in person at any of the state’s authorized casinos.

We take an in-depth look at what are the best Sports betting apps to use in Indiana. No need to register in a Casino, you can download and join any of the operators straight from your mobile.

Want to know what is the best legal Sportsbook to use when betting in Indiana? Then why not check out our list of top rates sports betting operators:

Top Indiana Sportsbooks

1.
BetMGM Sports App

Get a Risk Free First Bet Up To $500

21+. T&C Apply

2.
PointsBet app

Get 2 x Risk-Free Bets Up To $1,500

21+. T&C Apply

3.
BetRivers app

100% Matched Bonus Up To $250

21+. T&C Apply

4.
DraftKings app

Get a $1,000 Sign Up Bonus!

21+. T&C Apply

5.
FanDuel Sportsbook app

Get A Risk Free Bet Up To $500

21+. T&C Apply

Mobile sportsbooks in Indiana

Such familiar names as FanDuel and DraftKings are expected to be big players in the state of Indiana. The pair of fantasy heavyweights are already dominating the market in New Jersey, where 85% of betting originates online. That they already possess significant user bases for DFS gives them a head start over other operators.

That hasn’t deterred other entrants into the online market, though, and it’s not hard to envisage a situation shortly when Indiana bettors have as much choice as those in the Garden State. Over in NJ, there are as many as 16 mobile & online sportsbooks that are now operating with more on the way. Many of these already have long-term partnerships with the parent companies of Indiana casinos.

BetRivers

BetRivers was early to the online sports betting market and was the joint-first to launch in Indiana. BetRivers lets you wager on all of your favorites like the NFL, NBA, MLB, Premier League, Golf, The Oscars, etc. As far as promotions are concerned, Indiana bettors enjoy a lucrative rewards program, deposit match bonuses, odds boosts, and more.

BetRivers app

100% Matched Bonus Up To $250

21+. T&C Apply

FanDuel

FanDuel partnered with Boyd Gaming to bring its popular sportsbooks to Indiana. Bettors can utilize the FanDuel mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, or by accessing the sportsbook through a web browser. It is straightforward to place bets with FanDuel, and they offer traditional odds on the most popular sporting events.

FanDuel Sportsbook app

Get A Risk Free Bet Up To $500

21+. T&C Apply

DraftKings

DraftKings is known for its fantasy sports gaming and offers a great online betting experience. It offers traditional odds and live wagering on all major sporting events. They also have a feature called Flash Bets feature boasts unmatched wagering speed and specificity.

DraftKings app

Get a $1,000 Sign Up Bonus!

21+. T&C Apply

Caesars Interactive

Partnered with: Horseshoe Hammond.

PointsBet

Partnered with Penn National.

PointsBet app

Get 2 x Risk-Free Bets Up To $1,500

21+. T&C Apply

William Hill

Partnered with: Tropicana Evansville.

William Hill app

Deposit $50 & Get A $50 Free Matched Bet

21+. T&C Apply

BetAmerica

BetAmerica went live with online sports betting on December 30, 2019. The sportsbook is easy to navigate with easily viewable odds, live betting, and regular promotional offerings to add extra value.

FOX Bet

Two entry points into the market via deals with Eldorado Resorts (who run Tropicana Evansville) and Penn National (Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg).

theScore

Partnered with Penn National.

Sports betting in Indiana timeline

It was all made possible by the Supreme Court’s decision in May 2019 to strike down a federal law (PASPA) that prohibited sports betting, deeming it unconstitutional in a 6-3 decision.

That federal law had limited sports betting to one state – Nevada – for 25 years. Lawmakers in several states have since seized the opportunity to legalize activities, giving bettors a safer alternative to shady offshore books – and bring in some much-needed tax revenue, of course.

The first retail sportsbooks went live on September 1, with the first bets being placed by Gov. Holcomb. Incidentally, the Governor’s bets were one on the Colts and Pacers to win their respective championships, and another on the Indiana Fever (WNBA) to win their contest that night (they lost).

The Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg was the first casino to open the doors to its sportsbook on September 1 – 13 more have since followed suit, and below is a full list.

  • Ameristar
  • Belterra Casino
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • French Lick Resort Casino
  • Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
  • Hoosier Park
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana
  • Horseshoe Casino
  • Indiana Grand Casino
  • Majestic Star
  • Majestic Star II
  • Rising Star Casino Resort
  • Tropicana Evansville
  • Four Winds South Bend (Native American)

Casino-operator partnerships in Indiana

To be able to offer sports betting in Indiana, Sportsbook providers in the state needed to partner with land-based entities. Indiana law allows for each sportsbook that holds a license to host up to three “skins,” or unique/separate online brands under its operation.

What sports can you bet on?

The IGC has approved a total of 19 different sports for wagering, and they include the following:

  • Football
  • College football
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • College basketball
  • Golf
  • UFC/MMA
  • Motorsports
  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Rugby

How to Download a Sportsbook App

If you are interested in mobile sports betting, it is worth your while downloading the app from your sportsbook of choice. Please remember that you can download an app from anywhere, but you will need to be in Indiana to bet.

Apps for Android

The Google Play Store does not have betting apps available due to strict protocols. However, you can just download the app directly from the sportsbook website. You will then need to register for an account with the app once it has downloaded. This comprises a few mandatory fields such as name, age, location, email address, etc. You will be required to verify you are who you say you are, and then you will be good to go.

Apps for iPhone

The download process is a little bit easier for those who own an iPhone or iPad. Most sportsbooks will have an iOS app that is available to download from the app store. The registration process will be the same as the one outlined above for Android users.

Depositing & Withdrawing Funds on Indiana Online Sportsbooks

Each sportsbook will have its payment methods, but there are often ones you will find are commonly used by the majority. You will need to add funds into your account to start betting with, and you will see methods to do this such as:

  • PayPal
  • Neteller (e-wallet)
  • PayNearMe
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Online Wire Transfer
  • Prepaid cards

It is just a case of each player choosing the best most convenient payment method for them. Make sure to read the terms and conditions; each sportsbook will have a detailed information page for all monetary transactions.

How to Place a bet on Indiana Sportsbooks

So, you are all set up, have money in your account, and are ready to bet. If you are used to sports betting, you will know what you want to bet on and will find whatever market you are interested in very quickly.

There are different types of bet available such as Moneyline (who will win), betting a point spread, futures (who will win a division or championship, for example), and proposition bets (Will Russell Wilson throw for four touchdowns in a game).

Bettors often really like to explore the live in-play betting feature, which means you can bet on a game while it is still going on. The good news is Indiana sportsbooks have this option ready and available to use.

Details of the Indiana Sports Betting Bill (H 1015)

Here are the rules that bettors must abide by to place a sports bet in Indiana legally:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older and physically be in the state to place a wager.
  • You can register for sportsbook apps anywhere in the state.
  • To offer sports betting, you must either be an existing land-based gaming facility or partner with one.
  • The Operator tax rate: 9.5%
  • The licensing fee: $100,000 (plus $50,000 yearly)
  • Limits on in-play betting and restrictions on data sources are left to the discretion of the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Indiana Sports Betting Market

Now that sports betting is legal in Indiana, what is the potential of the market in terms of revenue and what will bettors be able to place a wager on? Well, with a population of more than 6 million people, there is definitely a huge opportunity here.

It is anticipated that the handle in the state could eventually range from $3 billion to $6 billion annually, but this would depend on other factors such as what surrounding states do in terms of legalizing wagering and how the market takes off.  Neighboring Chicago hasn’t yet started, even though Illinois has legalized sports betting.

Michigan joined the list of states that have legalized sports betting at the end of 2019.  The state plans to roll out MI sports betting gradually, though. There is not much competition beyond that, other states relatively close by have yet to legalize sports betting so Indiana could be set to benefit.

In terms of the choice of markets or teams that bettors will be able to place a wager on, there should be plenty of interest.  They will have available to them:

  • Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
  • Indiana college football and basketball
  • College football and basketball
  • Chicago pro teams
  • Cincinnati pro teams
  • Notre Dame college football and basketball
  • Indiana Pacers (NBA)

You will be able to place bets on loads of different sports in the state, including basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, football, and golf. There will also be international markets open as well, for sports like cricket.

Are online casinos and poker sites legal in Indiana?

There would have to be a further change in the law to allow this as the 2019 gambling bill only legalized sports betting. Watch this space for further updates on legalized poker in Indiana.

How does the state benefit from betting?

Lawmakers set the tax rate on adjusted gross sports betting revenue at just 9.5%, which is a friendly rate to operators, who consider anything around 10% to be workable. Only Nevada is lower at 6.75%, and it’s as high as 36% and 51% in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, respectively.

The fees for an operator license are also reasonable at $100,000, with a $50,000 annual renewal fee.

That should ensure plenty of healthy competition among operators, and the revenue collected will go to the state’s general fund for education, prisons, health care, state parks, and more.

Hopefully, that’s covered any questions you might have relating to online/mobile sports betting in Indiana – but feel free to hit us up with anything you like on Twitter or get in touch.

FAQs

  • Is mobile sports betting available in Indiana?

    It sure is! Most Sportsbooks will have an app that you can download which are easy to use or a mobile site that you can bet on directly.

  • Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?

    The state’s Casinos, racetracks, and off-track betting parlors all have a sports betting license so you can bet there. You can also wager online as well as on mobile devices.

  • Who regulates sports betting in Indiana?

    The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) oversees both live and online sportsbooks.

  • Yes, it sure is. It has been legal since September 2019, with online betting joining the month after.

     

  • Can I bet from out-of-state?

    You have to be physically located in Indiana to be able to bet there. You don’t need to be a resident to play, you can download the app from anywhere then travel into the state to bet as people often do who live close to New Jersey.