Indiana Mobile Sports Bettors Can Wager On Local Teams
Mobile sports betting in Indiana begins this week and that means bettors can wager on local football teams without having to trek to a casino.
That has been the case since the state rolled out its regulated sports betting industry on September 1st, when several casinos opened the doors to sportsbooks in partnership with existing operators, including DraftKings.
The DFS giant was the first to offer an online sportsbook outside Nevada, when going launching its app in New Jersey last fall, and it’ll be one of the first operators to launch mobile betting in the Hoosier State – alongside Rush Street Gaming.
The latter announced plans last week to go live with their BetRivers-branded app on Thursday this week, giving Indiana bettors a choice of apps heading into a full slate of professional and college games this weekend. You can read our full Indiana betting guide here
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs the pick
The standout NFL game is of course involving the Indianapolis Colts (2-2), who travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs (4-0). Read: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview
Sportsbooks have not been showing the Colts much love this season following the sudden retirement of their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.
However, their backup, Jacoby Brissett, hasn’t flinched so far, accounting for ten touchdowns and almost 1,000 yards through four games, although last week’s home loss to the Raiders was hardly an ideal prep for this matchup.
It’s no surprise then to see the high-flying Chiefs as massive home favorites, sitting at -11 (-109) with DraftKings. The Colts (+11) are at -112 currently, with the over/under the highest of the entire week at 56 points.
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Easy win for the Irish?
The day before the Colts game, college football bettors in Indiana can wager on a couple of local teams: Notre Dame (3-1), who are hosting the struggling Bowling Green Falcons (1-3), and the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3), who face the Penn State Littany Lions (4-0) on the road.
Unsurprisingly, the Fighting Irish are huge home favorites, giving up 45.5 points at -110, while ailing Purdue are aiming for a big upset and are sitting at +28 (-110) with DraftKings.
Who can bet in Indiana and how?
Anyone aged 21 years of age or older and physically located within state lines – including non-residents – can place a bet in person at any of the 13 retail sportsbooks operating across the state, and now online via either the DraftKings or BetRivers apps.
Unlike in some other states that have legalized sports betting, there are no wagering restrictions on college sports and those involving local teams.
That’s great news for bettors of course, but it also benefits stakeholders, such as the casinos, sportsbook operators and the state’s General Fund, with the tax rate on sportsbooks’ adjusted gross revenue set at an operator-friendly rate of 9.5%.
Good luck with your bets on this weekend’s action!
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