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When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?

Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in September 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting launching a couple months later. 

Indiana had double-digit sportsbooks a few months after legalizing and new ones open by the month because all casinos and off-track-betting locations have the opportunity to apply for sports betting licenses. Most of the of the physical sportsbooks are partnered with online outlets to offer mobile wagering. Unlike a lot of states, Indiana does not require players to sign up at sportsbooks to wager online. In order to download and use licensed apps, you have to be 21 years old.

Daily Fantasy Sports have operated in Indiana for the majority of existence and a bill was passed in 2016 to legalize them.

Indiana Sportsbooks

BetAmerica

Rising Star Casino, Rising Sun 

BetAmerica opened its first sportsbook in Indiana in late 2019 at Rising Star. However, they're more known for betting online, which officially launched at the beginning of 2020. In order to offer online betting, BetAmerica needed a retail location in the state.

BetRivers

French Lick Casino, French Lick

The sportsbook at French Lick features three betting windows and eight kiosks (open 24/7), which is in addition to betting online through BetRivers. The bar area includes 18 TVs and a pair of 16-foot LED walls.

Monday - Thursday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesar's sportsbooks are all fairly similar (named The Book), providing a large betting area with luxury seating, full-screen TVs, full bars and self-serve kiosks for betting outside of normal hours.  

Caesars Southern Indiana, Elizabeth

The Book separates itself from others with fan caves that are available to rent, featuring your own TV and priority betting access.

Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Harrah's Hoosier Park, Anderson

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Horseshoe Casino, Hammond

Indiana Grand Casino, Shelbyville

Winner's Circle, Clarksville

Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - close
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - close

Winner's Circle, Indianapolis

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Winner's Circle, New Haven

Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Ameristar Casino, East Chicago

The Sportsbook at Ameristar is a partner of DraftKings, which allows bettors to wager through the DK app. The area includes five wagering terminals, 12 kiosks and several HDTVs. It's also located next to the Stadium Sports Bar, supplying easy access to food and drinks.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

FanDuel Sportsbook

Belterra Casino Resort, Florence

The sportsbook at Belterra offers five betting windows, 10 self-serve kiosks which are open 24/7, a video wall and 12 large TVs. Online wagering can be done through the FanDuel app or via BetMGM, who Belterra also has a deal with.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. 2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City

The sportsbook at Blue Chip features a 2,730-square-foot betting area with five betting windows, 10 kiosks, 22 TVs, two sports tickers and seating for up to 60.

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. 1 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

PointsBet

Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg

PointsBet officially joined the Indiana betting market through Hollywood Casino. Their sportsbook is highlighted by over 20 TVs and 16 betting kiosks. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

theScore Bet

Through a deal with Penn National Gaming, theScore has access to Indiana despite not having a physical sportsbook.

Unibet Sportsbook

Unibet is partnered with Horseshoe Hammond Casino, but the sportsbook at the casino is run by William Hill.

William Hill

Horseshoe Casino, Hammond

The Book is located on the casino's main floor, featuring a 5,300-square-foot area with an LED video wall and more than a dozen 85" TVs, as well as 10 betting counters and betting kiosks.

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Tropicana Casino, Evansville

The William Hill Sports Book has four betting windows, four 24/7 kiosks, 65" viewing monitors, a 16' x 9' video wall and a full-service bar. However, as of April 2020, William Hill had yet to secure online betting rights in Indiana.

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No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
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When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
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Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
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Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
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When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
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Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
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When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
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