William Hill set to launch first sportsbook in Indiana
Legal sports betting in Indiana is expected to go live for the start of the NFL season, with a September 1 launch the best case scenario, and William Hill is hoping to be operating on day one.
The UK-based operator has announced plans to launch a land-based sportsbook – its first in the Hoosier State and 143rd overall – at the Eldorado Resorts’ Tropical Evansville Casino in early September, pending regulatory approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), and bettors can look forward to a state-of-the-art facility.
William Hill plan to remodel the casino’s existing ‘421’ lounge, which is located just off the casino floor, next to the hotel’s entrance, to create the ultimate sports betting experience for fans. According to a press release this week, it will feature ‘a 16’ x 9’ ft. video wall, ten 65-inch viewing monitors, and 12 odds boards which will provide sports fans with comfortable places to watch sports with friends and bet on the games.’
“We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Eldorado Resorts and introducing William Hill to sports fans in Indiana,” said David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William Hill US. He added: “Tropicana Evansville is a great destination, nestled between Nashville, Louisville and St. Louis, and we look forward to serving guests with our 85 years of sports betting experience.”
Glenn Carano, Senior Vice President of Operations, East Region at Eldorado Resorts, Inc. said, “We are delighted to have William Hill as the official sports book operator at Tropicana Evansville. They are a leader in the sports betting industry and bring years of experience with them. We have no doubt that William Hill’s industry-leading wagering menu and technology will enhance the guest experience which is always the priority at all Eldorado Resorts properties across the country.”
The sportsbook will offer guests and bettors access to William Hill’s mobile app, kiosks, and popular In-Play wagering menu, while they enjoy the casino’s world class restaurants and entertainment. The DELI, downtown Evansville’s only 24-hour restaurant, is conveniently situated nearby.
Indiana sports bettors at the Tropical Evansville will not be disappointed as we rate the William Hill Sportsbook highly and you can read the reasons why here.
Indiana became the tenth state to legalize sports betting after the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018. Pending approval, there could be as many as 14 casino properties offering sports betting facilities. New Jersey wagering still holds the top spot in the US
Bettors will have to visit these properties in person to begin with as while online/mobile sports betting is legal statewide and can be done via web browsers and apps (rather than person to person), delays are inevitable as operator’s first need to satisfy several legal requirements set by the IGC.
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