Sports betting has now been legalized within the state of Indiana, much to the delight of sports fans in the hoosier state who like to take a risk or a bit of a gamble. legitimate wagering opportunities now exist across all of the major sports and leagues, with many different options to choose from.
Fans can now use their statistical analysis and lucky feelings to help them make predictions or selections across live and future sporting events. The law was changed thanks to house bill 1015 being signed back in May to allow sports betting from 1st September. Sports bets can now be placed at 5 state casinos, with that number expected to rise quite quickly. The quicker these casinos can get up and running, the more market share they hope to achieve and therefore every second counts to those who are not yet operational.
Up and running casinos
Those that are currently operational are;
- Horseshoe Hammond Casino
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
- Indiana Grand Shelbyville
- Ameristar Casino East Chicago
- Winner’s Circle Indianapolis
The opening comes conveniently just in time for the start of the NFL. however for the time being, sports betting is limited to only these locations. You will need to visit one of the above venues in order to successfully place a legitimate wager. It is also important to mention that people looking to wager within the state must be 21 years or older.
Online sports betting not quite ready
Online wagering opportunities, similar to those already operational in New Jersey are on the cards and its presence is very much seen as a near future inevitability. However mobile wagering offers different technological challenges to the casinos. Therefore testing of apps or even the forming of partnerships with offshore clients with an existing online wagering service will be required. These elements naturally take more time and this was always expected to be the case.
Once more though the race will be on to try and release a credible online betting solution before anybody else so we don’t expect the delay to be too long. Once tax revenues start pouring in to the state, we certainly do not anticipate any hold up from those who are responsible for approving licenses. Although we do expect the process to be a vigorous and thorough affair to ensure the best quality service, fairness and value to state members looking to get involved.