Sports Betting Q&A
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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


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.


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.


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.

William Hill

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.

Coming soon...

As of April 2020, FoxBet, BetIndiana (Majestic Star Casino) and Unibet (through Caesars) are all in the works of partnering with a physical casino to allow them to service Indiana for online gambling. 

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What are some current trends in sports betting?
Betting trends usually refer to what the public is doing. You have two choices, to follow the public or fade the public.
Who benefits from sports betting?
Sports betting not only benefits each state, but it also gives fans another way to enjoy games.
What is a sports betting model?
A sports betting model is a system that can identify unbiased picks to determine the probability for all outcomes in a certain game.
What is a sports betting exchange?
A sports betting exchange allows bettors to bet against each other instead of through a bookmaker.
What are some tips for managing your bankroll when betting on sports?
The most important tip when betting on sports is to limit each bet to be between one and five percent of your bankroll.
Can sports betting be a career?
Yes. Sports betting can be a career if you make it your full-time job and put in the hours.
Can sports betting make you rich?
Sports betting is unlikely to make you rich unless you turn it into a full-time job and become one of the best bettors in the world.
Is sports betting a waste of money?
Sports betting is not a waste of money if you define your goals before making your first wager.
Can sports betting be profitable?
Sports betting can be profitable, but the majority of bettors lose money, which is why sportsbooks exist.
What some simple tips for betting on sports?
A simple tip for betting on sports is to remember that only a small percentage of bettors are profitable in the long run.
What are some good sports betting tips for beginners?
A tip for beginners may be that turning a profit in sports betting is difficult and because you "know sports" doesn't mean you'll be successful.
How do you win at sports betting?
To win at sports betting, one has to put time into studying and researching various aspects of a matchup.
Why should sports betting be legal?
Sports betting should be legal because not only is it another way for fans to enjoy action, but it's also a boost to the economy.
Is sports betting rigged?
Sports betting is not rigged, but it is against your favor because of the vig.
What is the tax rate on sports betting winnings?
When PASPA was overturned in 2018, states began legalizing sports betting and introducing different taxes on revenue.
How do sports betting payouts work?
Sports betting payouts depend on which type of odds are being used.
What is a bookie in sports betting?
A bookie is someone who facilitates gambling by setting odds, accepting and placing bets, and then paying out the winnings.
What are some popular sports betting books?
BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet are some of the more popular sportsbooks where sports betting is legal.
Which sports betting site is best?
BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet are some of the more popular online sportsbooks where betting is legal.
What is a hedge in sports betting?
A hedge is a method to reduce risk and secure winnings for a specified bet.
What is the spread in sports betting?
The spread, also referred to as the line, is used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams.
How do sports betting spreads work?
Sports betting spreads, also referred to as lines, are used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams.
What does hook mean in sports betting?
The hook means a half-point in sports betting.
What is arbitrage in sports betting?
Arbitrage in sports betting is when someone places bets on all possible outcomes of an event at odds that guarantee profit.
Can you arbitrage sports betting?
Arbitrage sports betting is legal, though it's frowned upon by bookmakers.