- Indiana may not ready for legal sports betting by September 1.
- The Indiana Gaming Commission still has plenty of work to do before their meeting on August 28.
- The legal sports betting age in Indiana will be 21 years-old.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana sports betting was expected to be up and running by September 1, with sports betting license applications able to be considered starting July 1. The projected start date for legal sports betting in Indiana may be delayed, however.
The Indiana Gaming Commission still needs to get details together in order for sports betting to run smoothly in the state. Land-based betting is projected to emerge first. Online sports betting, one of the most convenient methods of betting on sports in the country, is planned to start sometime after land-based sports betting materializes in Indiana.
Indiana could potentially partner with online sportsbooks such as PointsBet, William Hill, theScore, and FanDuel Sportsbook. The casinos in the area could obtain three agreements with online sportsbook providers per casino, which have the potential to give Indiana bettors a wide variety of online betting options.
Future online bettors will need to be 21 years of age or older. Online bettors will also be able to bet on professional sports leagues like the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. They will also be able to bet on various collegiate sports as well without the restriction of not being able to bet on a sporting team that resides within Indianapolis. Betting on any youth sports, high school, or e-sports is prohibited under Indiana sports gambling law.
Residents placing bets on mobile devices will have to be within state lines in order for those bets to go through. Unlike the former restrictions in Nevada requiring bettors to register in person at a casino to bet online, Indiana allows players to register online for online sports betting.
Online sports betting in Indiana is expected to start sometime after the land-based sports betting is introduced. There is no exact date set for online betting.
The Indiana Gaming Commission will meet on August 28 to discuss details surrounding sports gambling implementation and registration requirements. USA online sports betting for Indiana residents is guaranteed to happen, but the wait time for implementation is still uncertain.