Indiana Online Sports Betting in 2021

Indiana achieved its goal of legalizing online and retail sports betting in 2019. The Hoosier State — the 13th legal sports betting market in the United States — has rolled out a favorable betting framework with few restrictions for residents and visitors alike.

Today, you can find a retail sportsbook in nearly every casino in Indiana. There are currently 13 brick-and-mortar locations, and the state’s 10 online sportsbooks offer Indianans a quick and easy way to lay their first bet.

Keep up to date with the latest in Indiana sports betting, including news, legal information, sportsbook reviews, bonuses, and more.

Indiana, United States
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Indiana, United States
Online betting in the Hoosier State
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    Population: 6.7 million

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    Legal age for sports betting: 21

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    Online sports betting: Yes

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    Retail sportsbooks: Yes

  • Percent Icon

    Sports betting revenue: $137 million

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Indiana's best sportsbooks

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Is sports betting legal in Indiana?

Yes, sports betting is now legal in Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s sports betting bill into law on May 8, 2019. We're tracking each state's path to legalized sports betting.

The first retail sportsbooks were introduced less than four months later. Gov. Holcomb placed Indiana’s first sports bets on September 1, 2019.

BetRivers was the first online sportsbook to debut in the state with its October 3, 2019 launch.

Who can bet on sports in Indiana?

If you’re 21-years of age or older and located in the state of Indiana, you may place a sports wager.

You can find retail sportsbooks in casinos, racetracks, or off-track betting (OTB) facilities. Additionally, players can bet online using a mobile device or computer. Consider the following before placing your first bet:

21plus Legal age

Adults 21-years of age or older may bet on sports in person or online in Indiana.

21plus Mobile betting

Wagers can be placed with a legal online sportsbook using a mobile phone or computer. The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates all legal sports betting in the Hoosier State.

21plus Remote registration

Residents and visitors of Indiana can register with an online sportsbook and fund their accounts from anywhere within the state. Individuals are not required to visit a casino or retailer in person to authenticate or verify their account.

globe Within state borders

You may place sports bets in Indiana as long as you are located with state borders. Indiana sportsbooks are required to confirm users’ locations with geofencing software, so location services must be turned on when registering or placing a wager with an online sportsbook.

bank Retail sportsbooks

Indiana currently offers in-person legal sports betting at 13 separate locations — most of which can be found at one of the state’s 13 casinos, racetracks, and off-track betting sites.

percent Taxable winnings

Winnings from all types of gambling are taxable in Indiana. The state's tax rate of 3.23% applies to almost all of these winnings.

Additionally, casinos typically withhold 25% of all winnings, and you must provide them with your SSN. If you decline to do so, expect to fork over 28% of your winnings.

Online casinos are not yet legal in Indiana but will follow the same procedures when operational.

Timeline of sports betting in Indiana

The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) ruling to overturn PASPA — the federal ban on single-game wagering — was the last domino to fall for Indiana to legalize sports wagering. The state’s sports betting legislation faced opposition on several fronts, including mobile sports wagering. It wasn’t until 2019 when the Indiana Legislature approved the bill, clearing the way for mobile and in-person wagering.

Speaking on the legislation, Gov. Eric Holcomb said: “By modernizing our laws, this legislation will spur positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that employs over 11,000 Hoosiers.” 

Take a look at Indiana's sports gambling timeline:

  • January 2018: Indiana introduces Bill HB 1015 in anticipation of the Supreme Court overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

  • May 2018: The Supreme Court overturns PASPA, allowing states to legalize sports gambling.

  • September 2019: The first retail sportsbooks go live as Ameristar East Chicago, Hollywood Casino, and Indiana Grand all open their doors on September 1, 2019.

  • October 2019: BetRivers becomes the first online sportsbook to operate legally in Indiana.

The pros and cons of Indiana sports betting

Those in Indiana can enjoy a fully remote registration process. Players can enter their personal information and place their first wager within minutes. With each retail operation permitted to have up to three online sportsbook licenses, or “skins,” there could soon be nearly 50 legal online sports betting sites for gamblers to visit.

There are few limitations for Indianans, but the lack of college player prop betting and constraints placed on in-play betting do leave something to be desired.

Indiana sports betting
Pros
  • Remote registration
  • Significant growth potential
  • Attractive sign-up bonuses
Cons
  • No college player props
  • Live betting limitations
  • No esports

How to start betting in Indiana

Sports bettors in Indiana can place their first wager with ease. All it takes is an internet connection, a mobile device or computer, and a credit card. Alternatively, Indianans and their visitors have the option of visiting a casino, racetrack, or OTB if they prefer to make a physical transaction.

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Select a sportsbook

Conduct research to find which sportsbook is right for you. Consider reading sportsbook reviews, reviewing terms and conditions, and assessing each sportsbook's betting opportunities. Don't forget to look at the promotions offered, as they may help sway your decision.

2

Register online

In Indiana, the entire registration process can be completed on a sports betting website or app. Be prepared to share some personal information and verify your identity via your driver’s license or SSN.

3

Claim a bonus

Online sportsbooks in Indiana are always offering promotions to new gamblers in the Hoosier State. These offers keep each sportsbook competitive by incentivizing players to get started on their platform. The most popular offers in Indiana include:

  • Risk-free bets: Some Indiana sportsbooks will allow you to place your first wager free of risk. If you lose, you’ll find a credit in your account for the exact amount you lost.
  • First deposit bonus match: Other sportsbooks will match your initial deposit — up to a maximum amount. Play-through requirements typically accompany these offers.
  • No deposit bonus: This credit is applied automatically to your account upon registration and serves as a small cash amount that must be wagered before it can be withdrawn.

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Choose your bet

Indianans can make nearly any sports bet online or at a retail sportsbook. These bets include the moneyline, Over/Under (totals), futures, and point spreads. Notably, there is no college player proposition betting in the Hoosier State.

Although Indianans can make live in-game bets, these wagers are made during commercial breaks.

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Deposit

Indiana sports bettors can sign-up and place their first deposit online moments after completing the registration process.

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Start betting

Before placing their first bet, sports gamblers should familiarize themselves with all of the different betting options provided by their chosen sportsbook. Once the risk/reward is understood and accepted and players have shopped around for the best lines, they can confidently place a wager.

7

Withdraw

Winnings are withdrawn using the same method used for the deposit, but some of Indiana’s online sportsbooks may allow you to use a different form to withdraw your funds.

odds icon Odds explained

Most sportsbooks will display American odds as the default option. The favorites are designated by a minus (-) sign and indicate the amount you have to wager to win $100. If the odds state -150, you’d need to bet $150 to register a $100 profit.

Conversely, a plus (+) sign is used for underdogs and indicates the amount you’ll win if you bet $100. For example, +200 odds translates to a $200 profit from a $100 wager. The larger payout reflects the underdog designation since they are less likely to win.

Moneyline odds are also displayed for futures odds and props, too. Players who are most familiar with decimal odds may view odds this way with some Indiana sportsbooks. Use our odds converter to toggle between American, decimal, or fractions.

Indiana sports betting handle

Indiana is quickly becoming a leading market in the sports betting industry. The state hit the ground running with few regulations to online providers and, in the process, became the 5th state to exceed a $300 million monthly betting handle.

This table illustrates the monetary breakdown from Indiana's sports betting revenues:

Yearly breakdown

Year

Total handle

Revenue

Hold percentage

Tax revenue

2019

$436M

$42M

9.8%

$4M

2020

$1.7B

$137M

7.7%

$13M

Monthly handle

Month

2021

2020

2019

January

$348M

$171M

N/A

February

$274M

$187M

N/A

March

$316M

$75M

N/A

April

$236M

$26M

N/A

May

$254M

$37M

N/A

June

$246M

$29M

N/A

July

$194.5M

$70M

N/A

August

$215.6M

$169M

N/A

September

$355.4M

$207M

$35M

October

-

$230M

$92M

November

-

$251M

$147M

December

-

$313M

$162M

Total

$2.39B

$1.7B

$436M

 

What you can't bet on in Indiana

Nearly everything is permitted when it comes to wagering on sports in Indiana. However, there is no college player proposition betting in the Hoosier state. Here are some of the other limitations facing IN bettors:

Money Icon Politics

The Indiana Gaming Commission does not allow betting on politics.

Money Icon Esports

You cannot wager on esports in Indiana as it was excluded from Bill H 1015 in 2019.

What about the NFL Draft?

Indiana is one of only a handful of states to permit betting on the NFL Draft. The marquee offseason event has steadily increased in popularity and that applies to betting markets, too.

Legal sportsbooks in Indiana

Indiana sports bettors may place legal wagers with one of 10 online sportsbooks using a mobile app or computer. Players can also wager in person at a casino, riverboat, racetrack, or OTB.

Indiana's online and mobile sportsbooks

Online sportsbook operator

Mobile app

Odds provider

Online casino

Retail partner

Barstool

Yes

Kambi

No

Ameristar Casino East Chicago

BetMGM

Yes

BetMGM

No

Belterra Casino

BetRivers

Yes

Kambi

No

French Lick Resort

DraftKings

Yes

SBTech

No

Ameristar Casino East Chicago

FanDuel

Yes

Flutter

No

Blue Chip Casino

PointsBet

Yes

PointsBet

No

Lawrenceburg's Hollywood Casino

theScore Bet

Yes

Bet.Works

No

Ameristar Casino East Chicago

TwinSpires

Yes

Kambi

No

Rising Star Casino

Unibet

Yes

Kambi

No

Horseshoe Hammond 

William Hill

Yes

William Hill

No

Tropicana Evansville

WynnBet

Yes

GAN

No

Rising Star Casino

Land-based Indiana sportsbooks

Sportsbook

Venue

Address

Phone number

Odds provider

Barstool Sportsbook

Ameristar Casino East Chicago

777 Aldis Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312

(219) 378-3000

Kambi

Barstool Sportsbook

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

777 Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

(888) 274-6797

Kambi

FanDuel Sportsbook

Belterra Casino Resort

777 Belterra Dr, Florence, IN 47020

(812) 427-7777

Flutter

FanDuel Sportsbook

Blue Chip Casino

777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360

(219) 879-7711

Flutter

The Sportsbook

French Lick Resort

8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

(888) 936-9360

Kambi

The Book 

Harrah's Hoosier Park 4500 Dan Patch Circle Anderson, IN 46013 (800) 526-7223

William Hill

William Hill Sportsbook

Horseshoe Hammond Casino 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320 (219) 473-7000

William Hill

William Hill Sportsbook

Caesars Southern Indiana 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, Elizabeth, IN (866) 676-7463

William Hill

Winner's Circle

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino 4300 N Michigan Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176 (877) 386-4463

William Hill

Winner's Circle

Winner’s Circle New Haven 1304 Minnich Road New Haven, Indiana 46774 (260) 490-9006

William Hill

Winner's Circle

Tropicana Evansville 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708, (812) 433-4000

William Hill

Winner's Circle

Winner's Circle Indianapolis 20 N. Pennsylvania St. Suite 2 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 656-7223

William Hill

TwinSpires Sportsbook

Rising Star Casino

777 Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040

(800) 472-6311

SBTech

 

Home team advantage: Indiana sports

Indiana is currently a popular sports betting destination for Indianans and neighboring residents of Kentucky and Ohio — although the Buckeye State might soon legalize sports betting.

However, when placing a wager in Indiana, it’s important to bet with your head — and not your heart. Although it can be gratifying to watch your hometown team take down a division rival, be sure to do your research before laying money down on your favorite club.

NHL
Chicago Blackhawks
NBA
Indiana Pacers
NFL
Indianapolis Colts
MLB
Cincinnati Reds

 

Other types of gambling

There are 13 casinos, two racetracks, and three off-track betting facilities in Indiana. Indiana is also home to the only lottery that bears its state’s nickname, the Hoosier Lottery. Indiana was also among the first states to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports.

casino Casino

Legalized Indiana casinos became a reality in 1993. Since then, most have moved from the water onto dry land. Still, gamblers have the option of visiting a commercial, racino, or riverboat casino. There is also one Tribal casino in the state. Internet gamblers are out of luck, however, as online casinos are not allowed.

You’ll find just about every casino game when visiting one of Indiana’s casinos. In addition to sports betting, players can enjoy classic table games such as roulette, craps, and blackjack. There are also over 19,000 slot machines available, featuring traditional reel, video reel, and video poker.

poker Poker

There are 122 poker tables in the state, all located in a casino.

Online poker is illegal in Indiana, and any poker played outside of a casino is considered a criminal offense.

The only online option for Indianans is Global Poker, which uses a sweepstakes model to remain legally compliant in the state.

Horse and jockey Horse racing

There are two major horse racetracks in Indiana — Indiana Grand and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Bettors can place wagers on live events or simulcast races.

Adults 18 and over are permitted to bet on horses in Indiana. Still, these players cannot partake in any other Indiana sports betting while visiting retail locations located at a racetrack or off-track betting site.

Parimutuel bets can be placed online at popular horse race betting sites like TwinSpires and TVG.

Horse and jockey Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has been legal in Indiana since 2016. Then-Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 339 into law, making Indiana the second state to legalize DFS.

FanDuel and DraftKings dominate the DFS market in Indiana and can offer better promos, prizes, and contests for Indiana bettors.

Responsible gaming in Indiana

With the legalization of sports betting in Indiana, the state has taken measures to ensure resources are available to problem gamblers. The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling offers advice and guidance for those who are dealing with a gambling addiction.

All Indiana casinos have flexible self-exclusion programs. These allow players to voluntarily exclude themselves from all gambling activities. Exclusion periods can range anywhere from a year to a lifetime ban.

Players can also set maximum bet and/or deposit limits for themselves when visiting a casino.

Legal U.S. sports betting markets

When SCOTUS overturned the federal ban on sports gambling, Indiana, and several other states mobilized to pass legislation. Sports betting is also legal in these states: Arizona,

Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Sportsbooks to avoid in Indiana

Offshore betting sites are accessible for those in Indiana, but these sites are not licensed in the state. We strongly encourage you to avoid them and register with legal and locally licensed sports betting sites instead.

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  • Allegations of withdrawal issues
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  • Poor customer service
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  • Multiple reports of slow payments
  • Allegations of non-payments
  • Risk of account closure simply for winning bets
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  • Reports of confiscated winnings
  • Slow customer support response times

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