Legal online sports betting is available throughout Indiana with a current choice of 8 betting sites and more going live soon. You can open an online sports betting account in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere within the Indiana state boundaries) deposit and bet right away. Pick from the links below or from our list of Indiana Sportsbook deposit bonuses
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You do not need to be an Indiana resident. Many people are crossing state boundaries to bet with legal Indiana Sports Betting sites. For example, thousands of people every day travel from Chicago over the border to wager on sports. OLBG has thoroughly reviewed each of the IN bookies so that you can see the main reasons to wager with them. Choose directly from this list or click through to the full reviews to find out more.
Yes, if you are over the age of 21 and located within the state boundaries of Indiana you can legally bet on sports with any of the licensed sportsbooks at the casinos or online.
Mobile sports betting has been legal in Indiana since May 2019. Each of the state's 15 land-based venues may apply for licenses to run sportsbooks under the new sports betting legislation. If granted, they can then run legal online sportsbooks with 3 partners each alongside any retail sportsbooks already operating
There are some restraints in sports betting law, such as betting on esports or amateur athletes under 18 is not legal. However, unlike some countries and states, in-play wagering is legal in Indiana on Sports betting apps. This shouldn't hinder your online sports betting experience, however.
Here is the timeline for when each Indiana mobile sportsbook started taking their first online bets on websites and betting apps in the state after gaining the sports betting license required to operate.
You'll find each, will have sports betting websites and many also dedicated mobile betting apps.
|BetAmerica Sportsbook||December 2019|
|BetMGM Sportsbook||February 2020|
|William Hill||October 2020|
|The Score||September 2020|
These legal licensed online sportsbooks available in Indiana out of a maximum of 45 possible licenses that could be issued for online sports betting in the state.
Some of the biggest international and US based online sports betting brands are already available
We are sure you will be able to find an online sports betting operator to fulfill what you are looking for. More details of each of the brands in the table are available by clicking on the link to see the full user review and details on Welcome offers and current bonus promo codes.
|Online Sportsbook||Review & Promo Code|
|BetRivers Sportsbook||BetRivers Review & Promo Code|
|BetAmerica Sportsbook||BetAmerica Review & Promo Code|
|BetMGM Sportsbook||BetMGM Review & Promo Code|
|Pointsbet||PointsBet Review & Promo Code|
|Unibet||Unibet Review & Promo Code|
|William Hill||William Hill Review & Promo Code|
|Draftkings ||Coming Soon |
|SBK||Coming Soon |
|The Score||Coming Soon |
|Bet Indiana||Coming Soon |
|Barstool||Coming Soon |
Each land-based license holder may run up to three skins with online partners. So this provides the potential for up to 45 legal online sports betting sites in Indiana.
New sportsbooks are expected to come online soon. We expect to see these new sports betting sites in Indiana
BetMGM and BetIndiana are the newest mobile Sportsbooks to become licensed in Indiana.
William Hill already has a partnership with land-based Tropicana Evansville so it is unlikely to be long before their Sportsbooks is available within Indiana. Caesars Sportsbook has a partnership with Horseshoe Hammond.
Smarkets has a deal in place with Full House Resorts to launch a sports betting platform in Indiana and Colorado. This is likely to happen under the brand SBK Sportsbook.
Another UK operator, BetBull look likely to enter the India sportsbook apps betting market too, also with a deal with Full House Resorts.
Online Sports Betting in Indiana took its first few dollars in November 2019, since then, it has exceeded a total online betting handle of $300m.
There was the expected drop in online revenues as sporting events to bet on were affected, but the early promise and growth has been delivered through the final quarter of 2020 as sport returned, and 2021 has seen further growth
|Date||Indiana Online Sports Betting Handle|
With a population of just under 7 million the sports betting market size for Indiana Residents could be healthy enough. However, as we have seen in other legalised sports betting states, there is huge opportunity for cross border activity.
The densely populated Chicago has easy access to cross the Indiana border and therefore will attract plenty of sports wagering until Illinois opens up its form of legalized sports betting. Currently, within Illinois you must visit a land based establishment to register a mobile sports betting app. The roll out there appears to be slow. So many find it far easier just to cross over to Indiana and register a sports betting account online if the location is suitable.
Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky aren't too far away for Indiana boundaries either so the cross-border activity will significantly boost the numbers until neighboring states catch up.
In September 2019 the state sportsbooks posted $91.7m in handle and $11.5m in revenue. In the first four months of legal wagering in Indiana, some $436million was wagered. Not bad for early days with very few online sportsbooks then live in Indiana.
There was naturally a dip when sports were canceled due to Covid but wagering bounced back following the break with more than $143m wagered online during August 2020.
Indiana already has a number of quality sportsbooks available online. Draftkings and Fanduel of course built their names through Daily Fantasy Sports but both have built out high quality sportsbooks online as they look to dominate the sports betting market nationally. Fanduel have joined forces with global sports betting provider PaddyPowerBetfair whilst Draftkings sportsbook comes from Kambi, another huge global sports betting company.
BetRivers is the Rush Street Interactive brand which also runs Sugarhouse which is a successful NJ sports betting site. As one of the first online sportsbooks in the states, Rush Street have developed a high quality product already.
BetAmerica are another US wide brand with their well developed and popular racebook available in most states. Adding Sportsbook to their offering, they are looking to spread state wide with sports wagering too and became the fourth licensed online bookie in Indiana. Over 10 years taking horse betting wagers has provided fantastic insight into what US sports betters want.
So Indiana Sports betting enthusiasts already have some quality sportsbooks to choose from. With the likes of William Hill looking likely to launch soon and many others with global experience, the competition to be the best will be strong. But what is the best for you? That will vary depending on the sports you want to bet on and types of bet you like to place. Check out our detailed sportsbook reviews to help you to decide which Indiana Sports betting site to try out first.
Legal online sports betting in Indiana covers most major popular sports and plenty of minor ones. The Indiana Gaming Commission is responsible for authorizing which sports and bets can be included in online sports wagering. Professional and College football is legal but esports or amateur competitions involving minors are not.
You'll find many sports leagues covered including U.S. based Leagues, international leagues and European Leagues across a range of sports.
Betting on college football will be popular. The University of Notre Damn in Indiana is well known for producing future professional sportspeople. Our research had it ranked 7th in the all time list of colleges.
It is legal to bet in play in Indiana on sports also.
All these popular sports are legal betting opportunities within Indiana, where you'll find betting odds on lines and prop bets and all the betting options you would expect to find as long as they are within sports betting rules.
Some states have restrictions on collegiate betting, such as not being able to wager on state teams, or making prop bets on collegiate teams.
As of January 2021, the only restricted bet types are prop bets on collegiate events.
More more information on Collegiate betting in Indian ate a look at our March madness betting guide which has lots of info for the NCAAB event.
Most online sportsbooks do not offer horse race betting, but there are a couple of options for racebooks.
45 is the capacity for legal betting sportsbooks in Indiana currently.
Each land-based license holder may run 3 skins on sports gambling apps.
There are 15 license holders, so a possibility of 45 legal online Indiana sportsbooks.
This figure could rise of course if more brick-and-mortar casinos establishments become licensed.
Online betting is not going to see the end of physical sportsbooks but it is expected the convenience of mobile betting will transfer much of the handle to online.
The following Indiana land based casinos have licenses which allow them to offer sports wagering in person
Each of these 15 land-based casinos has partnered with sports wagering providers to run their land-based sportsbooks and then further have partnered with online providers (some of which are the same entity). So from the 15 license holders above, there are the following online sportsbook providers
So you can see that the actual products behind the different possible brand names operating online in Indiana won't be hugely diverse, with fundamentally perhaps 6 different offerings amongst these 15 partnerships.
You'll also find most sportsbook brands also have online casinos too. Check the Casino sites page for more info
The online handle in Indiana despite the interruption of all wagering activity both on and offline for the COVID situation amounted to almost $1,500,000,000
DraftKings and Fanduel Sportsbook as two of the first to launch and already established as 2020 arrived dominated the handle
Of the total online handle, a huge 83% of that was managed by Ameristar/DraftKings (49.17%) and Blue Chip/Fanduel (34.30%)
|#||Casino/Sportsbook||2020 Online Handle||% Share|
|2||Blue Chip (FanDuel)||$506,571,183||34.30%|
|4||French Lick (BetRivers)||$60,478,062||4.10%|
|5||Hollywood Lawrenceburg (PointsBet)||$42,747,529||2.89%|
|6||Tropicana Evansville (William Hill)||$13,492,937||0.91%|
|7||Horseshoe Hammond (Caesars/Unibet)||$8,666,737||0.59%|
|8||Rising Star (BetAmerica)||$1,081,259||0.07%|
|Total Online Handle in 2020|| ||$1,476,761,817|| |
It will be interesting to see how the market share figures out throughout 2021 with the latecomers growing, and new operators entering the market.
Already we can see both PointsBet (points betting) and to a greater extent BetMGM grabbing a larger slice of the online sports gaming revenue pie in Indiana.
It will be an interesting 12 months as we expect BetRivers Sportsbook to increase their marketing share with more marketing activity.
|#||Casino/Sportsbook||2021 Online Handle||% Share|
|2||Blue Chip (FanDuel)||$89,204,067||30.09%|
|4||French Lick (BetRivers)||$9,038,825||3.05%|
|5||Hollywood Lawrenceburg (PointsBet)||$13,456,598||4.54%|
|6||Tropicana Evansville (William Hill)||$5,136,765||1.73%|
|7||Horseshoe Hammond (Caesars/Unibet)||$2,233,308||0.75%|
|8||Rising Star (BetAmerica)||$171,253||0.01%|
|Total for 2021 (Updated January)|| ||$1,476,761,817|| |
In recent times it has been decreed that to open an online sportsbook account and to make deposits and withdrawal, you do not need to make a physical, in-person visit to a casino.
Great news and real help in being able to fully manage your online sportsbook account at your own convenience.
The even better news is there are a whole host of ways to make deposits and withdrawals
Whilst credit cards are widely accepted we would advise using credit to fund your wagering accounts, especially if you do not have the funds to make a full repayment within the month. Betting with money you do not have is worse than betting with money you can not afford. Please see our guide to responsible gambling for more information.
Debit cards are a far better option, funds are available instantly in most cases. Withdrawals will often be processed by the sportsbook within 24 hours using this method, but depending on your bank, it could take up to 5 working days to receive your funds back to your physical account.
For quicker withdrawal methods, read on.
Quite often sportsbooks and casinos offer their own branded pre paid cards. You can load them up and make deposits and withdrawals with them quickly and be able to access the cash from ATMS. A superb addition to online money management that works seamlessly with most betting sites in Iowa
Indiana deposit methods for sportsbooks are regulated by the Indiana Gaming Commission who must approve all deposit methods used. The IGC seems open to expanding the methods available so we could see more deposit methods coming for Indiana Sports Betting in the future.
Some banks are still blocking all deposits to online betting sites. Many people have found that they have needed to try different deposit methods such as ACH transfers to avoid the debit card part of the process. If you have any issues, contact your Indiana sportsbook customer services who will be able to talk you through the best methods for you.
So some banks may have an ethical stance on using them to fund your online gambling account with money, but prepaid cards and eWallet solutions are generally available in the Hoosier State to make things easy for players.
Other forms of deposit methods for Indiana Sportsbooks will vary by provider but include
Using a bank transfer can be a convenient way of funding your betting account. Do check for fees however, which may vary by bank, and transactions can sometimes take time to clear on both deposits and withdrawals
E-Wallets for depositing and withdrawing from your mobile betting account include well-known brands such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill. instant deposits and withdrawals within 24 hours re typical and in most cases, there are no fees to be paid. Double check if you want to make multiple transactions this way, as fees can be introduced if this method is abused.
You'll find all sportsbooks will have a minimum deposit requirement, but they are in the main around $10 so not prohibitive.
Also, be aware of when using deposit methods if any negate the qualification of welcome bonuses. Also, check Wagering requirements of any offer.
Being able to make deposits online also negates the necessity of a visit to a physical sportsbook to make a cash deposit.
When choosing a betting site in Indiana you want to be sure it will be the best for the sport and type of wager you are going to make. Whether you are looking football betting sites or you are looking to make a parlay bet, check out some sportsbook articles written by experts to find the best for you. And don't forget to read the full online sportsbook reviews above.
You can almost always get an IN sportsbook bonus or free bet when joining an online sports betting site in Indiana. When you make your first deposit or first bet there is often an offer to invite you as a new customer.
To join a legal sports betting site in Indiana and make wagers you have to be at least 21 years of age. When opening an account expect to have to go through an age verification process to have your account ready to accept bets.
Unlike some other states it is possible to open and verify your sports betting account online and no 'in-person' verification is required. This makes opening an online sportsbook account quick and easy.
You just need to be over 21 years of age and located within the state boundaries to place wagers. You can actually register your Indiana sports betting account from anywhere in the states if you want your sportsbook to be ready for when you travel to Indiana.