BetAmerica Indiana launched in December 2019 to become Indiana’s fourth mobile sportsbook. The BetAmerica brand had actually been active in the Hoosier State for years as a legal horse racing betting site but added sports betting to the menu at the end of 2019 to become a full-fledged betting site.
BetAmerica is a licensed mobile sportsbook in Indiana owned and operated by Churchill Downs Inc. The BetAmerica brand name has been active in Indiana for years as an authorized horse racing website but now offers full-fledged sports betting.
- Experienced and trusted name in online betting
- Licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission
- Extensive in-play betting options
- Could use more ongoing promos
An authorization notice issued by the Indiana Gaming Commission states parent company Churchill Downs Inc. has fully demonstrated the company’s ability to comply with all state regulations and to provide a safe experience for customers.
The BetAmerica brand serves as the online horse racing and sports betting arm of Churchill Downs Inc., parent company of the famed racetrack in Louisville of the same name and home of the Kentucky Derby.
BetAmerica Sports Betting Background
Shortly after the Supreme Court overturned the federal sports betting prohibition in 2018, Churchill Downs began making plans to expand beyond its horse racing roots and add sportsbook operations to its portfolio.
This began with the launch of BetAmerica Online in New Jersey and followed with retail and/or mobile operations in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Indiana. Leveraging its prior experience with horse racing betting, Churchill Downs Inc. is off to a quick start in the regulated sports betting business.
In September 2019, Churchill Downs Inc. announced an agreement with Full House Resorts to launch retail and mobile sports betting in Indiana and Colorado.
Later that month, Churchill Downs received a sports wagering license from the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate in partnership with Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, IN.
- Types of wagering offered: Horse racing betting and sports betting
- Visit BetAmerica Online at: in.betamerica.com
- Mobile apps available for: iOS and Android devices
- Indiana Licensing Status: Parent company Churchill Downs holds a sports wagering license from the Indiana Gaming Commission
- Can I bet on Indiana college games at BetAmerica? Yes
- Who may bet online at BetAmerica? Indiana residents and visitors who are least 21 years old may bet on sports at BetAmerica; residents who are at least 18 may bet on horse races
BetAmerica Indiana Bonuses
BetAmerica launched in Indiana with a two-part welcome bonus offering new customers a $25 free bet just for signing up followed by a 100% up to $100 deposit bonus.
No-Deposit Bonus: $25 Free Bet
Indiana customers can sign up for an account to claim a $25 free bet with no deposit necessary. New customers can claim this offer by using the promo code FREE25 when signing up for an account.
The $25 no-deposit bonus cannot be withdrawn, but any winnings obtained by wagering the free bet may be withdrawn at any time. There are no wagering requirements attached to this offer.
Note the free bet is only made available on wagers with odds of -250 or greater or on parlays with at least four legs and odds of -200 or greater.
First Deposit Bonus: 100% up to $100
Customers who go on to make a first deposit within seven days of signing up for an account also qualify for a 100% deposit bonus worth up to $100. For example, a $50 first deposit will earn an additional $50 in bonus funds while a $100 deposit will earn an additional $100 in bonus funds.
Bonus money is credited within 72 hours of the first deposit. This bonus comes with a 1x rollover before the bonus funds may be withdrawn.
Other Sports Betting Promotions
BetAmerica Sportsbook maintains a regular carousel of short-term promotions for sports betting customers. These offers change frequently, but the following examples of recent promos shows how BetAmerica tends to approach promotions.
- NFL Double Payout: During the most recent NFL season, BetAmerica Sportsbook offered to double your payout for up to $200 extra if you bet on the first touchdown scorer and he went on to score a second touchdown any time after during that same game.
- Bet $5 Get $20: BetAmerica recently offered a random $20 free bet for anyone who visited the promotions page, opted in and placed a bet of $5 or more. This bonus came with a very reasonable $20 rollover requirement.
- Bet $20 Get $20: In a separate promotion, BetAmerica gave a $20 bonus to all customers who have not yet tried in-play betting and who place a first in-play wager of at least $20. This bonus also came with an easy-to-clear rollover of $20.
BetAmerica Indiana Mobile App
BetAmerica has not yet launched a dedicated mobile app for iOS and Android users in Indiana, but mobile users can still visit in.betamerica.com to place wagers on the go.
If the BetAmerica Indiana app ends up being anything like its New Jersey app, Hoosiers can anticipate a sleek and straightforward experience. The NJ version of the BetAmerica app runs quickly with no noteworthy problems or errors to report. It’s not particularly innovative, but it does what it’s supposed to do efficiently.
A simple navigation menu allows users to browse the various sports, view in-play betting markets and see the latest promotions with all wagers for the current sport displayed prominently in the middle of the screen.
When a single wager is selected, it is added to the betting slip where bet sizes can be adjusted. Selecting multiple wagers adds each bet to the slip individually, where they can be combined into parlays if desired. It is also worth noting this is one of the fastest apps we have reviewed to date; tapping any navigation menu loads the next screen almost instantly.
Mobile App Screenshots
Sports Leagues and Types of Wagers Offered by BetAmerica
In addition to a full range of wagers on horse races held around the country, BetAmerica offers wagers on all the major domestic and international leagues. This includes professional sports leagues, college sports and the Olympics.
Wager types include all the most popular types of wagers including standard pre-game bets, in-play betting, futures, props, parlays, halves, quarters, player props, alternate lines and many more.
|Football (NFL, CFL, College)||Basketball (NBA, College, Euroleague, Eurocup, Euroleague Women)||Baseball (MLB)|
|Hockey (NHL, AHL, World Championship, Russia, Finland)||Soccer (MLS, EPL, League 1, League 2, Champions League, Europa League and dozens of leagues in other countries)||MMA (UFC)|
|Boxing||Golf||Tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF)|
|Motor Racing (F1, NASCAR)||Cricket||Darts|
|Cycling||Rugby League (Super League)||Rugby Union (World Cup, Gallagher Premiership, Guinness Pro 14, Six Nations and more)|
In-Play Betting Review
BetAmerica.com provides ample in-play betting opportunities with coverage of numerous events every day from around the world. All the major North American sports are covered extensively along with events from around the world. On the international front, soccer and tennis are frequently prominently but are often joined by matches from other sports as well.
Several dozen types of wagers are offered for most in-play events from beginning to end. These include up-to-date moneylines and point spreads, quarter results, halftime results, totals and props.
BetAmerica also offers what it calls “Fast Markets” for wagers that are particularly short-term in nature. Examples of Fast Markets would be betting on the outcome of the next at-bat in baseball or on the winner of the next point in tennis.
The in-play betting platform also provides a range of statistics and other tools designed to make it easier to keep track of what’s happening in the game even if you’re nowhere near a TV. Live scoring updates, game stats and a virtual display of the field or court are all offered.
In-Play Betting Screenshots
BetAmerica Indiana Website
Desktop and mobile users visit BetAmerica.com to bet online with no download necessary. The BetAmerica website largely resembles the mobile experience but automatically resizes itself to fit the screen of smartphones, tablets and computers.
Overall, the website seems to be designed with simplicity in mind. It is not a particularly beautiful website, but it gets the job done and is easy to use. All the same featured offered through the mobile app are also offered on the website, both for desktop users and mobile website visitors.
Indiana Gaming Commission regulations afford operators a fair degree of flexibility in choosing payment methods, and BetAmerica has taken full advantage.
Customers can fund their accounts via:
- Credit and debit cards (Visa and Mastercard)
- Play+ Card
- PayNearMe (in-person cash deposit)
- ACH / eCheck
Online Horse Racing Betting at BetAmerica
BetAmerica is rooted in horse racing betting and was active in Indiana on that front long before the legalization of sports wagering. BetAmerica Racebook is also open to Indiana residents and has operated in the US for years as one of the country’s more successful racing betting sites.
The racebook launched in 2008 and now offers racing betting to customers in most states. Horse racing fans can visit BetAmerica.com to bet on horses online from any desktop or mobile device, or get the racing version of the mobile app. Note that BetAmerica Sportsbook and BetAmerica racebook are offered as two completely separate apps.
BetAmerica is one of (if not the most) thorough racebooks in terms of track coverage. Several hundred tracks across the US and from around the world are covered and can bet on through BetAmerica.com. In addition to US tracks, BetAmerica covers tracks in Canada, France, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea and more.
How BetAmerica Racebook Works
Wagers placed online are treated the same as wagers actually placed by patrons at each track, which means you are always paid at true track odds.
The interface uses a setup that emphasizes upcoming races. All tracks with races that are due to start soon are listed prominently upon logging in, and you can click or tap the name of any track to see the racecard, odds and other details for that particular race.
Live racing video is offered free of charge for all customers and there is no need to bet on a race or even have a funded account. Unlike most other mobile racebooks, BetAmerica provides live streaming to anyone with an account. Video quality varies from poor to HD and seems to be dependent on the feed provided by the track.