Get ready to place your bets, Hoosiers. FanDuel Sportsbook has come to Indiana.
FanDuel Indiana launched in October 2019 to become the latest fantasy site to expand its offering to include traditional sports betting.
Parent company Betfair Interactive US (which itself is a subsidiary of international gaming giant Flutter Entertainment) is partnered with Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence.
FanDuel Sportsbook first came to Indiana with the launch of retail sportsbooks at each casino. Later, FanDuel received authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission to commence online betting in partnership with Blue Chip Casino.
After establishing a name as one of the country's two major daily fantasy providers, FanDuel has turned its focus to sports betting as states across the nation legalize online sportsbooks. FanDuel Sportsbook is run by a reputable group of people, hosts a wide range of wager types and generally knows what sports fans want.
- Licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission
- Run by a very experienced company
- Slick mobile apps
- Vast array of pre-game and in-play betting options
- Could use more ongoing promos for existing customers
With all that in mind, we present today’s FanDuel Indiana review so you can go in knowing what to expect.
For the most part, FanDuel Indiana functions much like we’ve seen in other states. The Indiana sports betting law is not all that different than those passed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, for example, which both count FanDuel among their licensed betting sites.
Indiana law is fairly permissive and there are no special restrictions on things such as college wagers, in-play betting and so on. In short, FanDuel is able to offer the full range of services in Indiana as it does anywhere else.
For Quick Reference:
- Visit FanDuel Online at: www.fanduel.com
- Mobile App Available for: iOS and Android devices
- Indiana Licensing Status: FanDuel Sportsbook and Betfair Interactive US are licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
- Can I bet on Indiana college games at FanDuel? Yes. Indiana law allows wagers on college and pro games, including wagers on in-state college teams. Bet on the Hoosiers to your heart’s content.
- Who’s allowed to bet with FanDuel mobile in Indiana? Customers must be 21 or older and located within state lines to place wagers with FanDuel. Customers do not need to be state residents – visitors to Indiana are welcome.
FanDuel Indiana Bonuses
FanDuel offers new customers a large welcome bonus that is easy to clear along with ongoing promos for returning bettors. While the new customer bonus is quite generous, FanDuel’s other promos are a bit sparse compared to other Indiana sportsbooks.
$500 Risk Free Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently running a new customer promotion that promises to refund your first wager with a free bet worth up to $500 if it’s not a winner. All that’s asked of you is to sign up for an account, make a deposit and place your first wager.
If your first wager wins, you simply keep your winnings and continue on as normal with a larger bankroll. If it loses, you’ll be refunded with site credit for what is effectively a redo of your first wager.
The FanDuel bonus does not come with any problematic terms and conditions, but there are two important things to know:
First, the bonus is issued as site credit and cannot be withdrawn. Second, you will need to place a total sum of wagers equal to the size of the bonus before withdrawing any winnings obtained by wagering the bonus. For example, if you receive a $100 free bet, you will need to place $100 worth of wagers before withdrawing anything won with the bonus.
FanDuel’s promotional lineup varies throughout the season, often reflecting the main in-season sports.
Below are two examples of recent FanDuel promotions:
- Multi-Sport Parlay Insurance: Place a 4+ leg parlay on any combination of sports and if you hit every leg except one, FanDuel will give you back up to $25 in site credit
- Daily Odds Boost: FanDuel selects a handful of wagers to give them an enhanced payout for that day. For example, FanDuel might boost the odds on one wager from +300 to +400, another wager from +500 to +600 and yet another from +125 to +150
FanDuel Indiana Mobile App
FanDuel has iOS and Android betting apps that can be used to place wagers from anywhere within state lines.
The FanDuel Indiana app is no different than the app launched in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As a result, customers from both states access the same app and can even use the same login if they travel from state to the next.
What this means for Hoosiers is we do not have to go searching for any sort of Indiana-specific FanDuel app. Just visit the app store and search for “FanDuel Sportsbook.” The first one you see is the one you want.
FanDuel’s prior experience in daily fantasy combined with plenty of money to invest in design has resulted in one of the better apps on the market. Despite FanDuel Sportsbook being quite feature-heavy with extra such as live scoring data and integrated casino games, it is a fairly lightweight app with simple navigation and minimal loading times.
Mobile App Screenshots:
Types of Wagers Available at FanDuel
FanDuel Sportsbook is able to offer all the same types of wagers in Indiana as it does in other states.
Types of wagers on offer include:
- Moneylines, point spreads, totals
- Wagers on college sports accepted (including bets on the Hoosiers)
- In-play betting
- Parlays, teasers and round robins
Individual sports events are covered with many variations of each of the above wagers. This includes alternate point spreads, all manner of futures, game props, individual player props and multiple parlay-style wagers. For major US sports, you will often find 100+ betting markets for a single game.
Indiana law allows FanDuel and all other mobile sportsbooks to cover the full range of professional, college and Olympic sports. Currently, FanDuel offers wagers on the following sports:
- Australian Rules
- Baseball: MLB, NCAA, Minor League, Mexican Baseball
- Basketball: NBA, NCAA, WNBA, FIBA, Euroleague
- Football: NFL, NCAA, CFL
- Golf: PGA, LPGA, international competitions (Ryder Cup)
- Hockey: NHL
- MMA: UFC
- Rugby Union
- Soccer: MLS, EPL, UEFA, England League 1/League 2, SPL, Bundesliga 1/2, additional country-level leagues ranging from Austria to Turkey, international competitions
- Tennis: ATP, WTA, ITF
FanDuel Indiana Website
Sports fans in Indiana may also visit FanDuel.com to place wagers from any desktop or mobile device. The experience is roughly the same aside from obvious differences in screen size. Whether you place wagers through the FanDuel website or mobile app, you will find a full menu of sports, betting options and basic account management features.
The FanDuel website uses a simple navigation system with a list of sports displayed in a column along one side of the homepage, upcoming games in the middle of the screen and a betting slip along the right side of the page that shows which wagers you’re considering, how much you’re risking and what you stand to win.
If you’re at home and have access to a desktop, the FanDuel website is a bit easier to use with more information accessible at a glance. As the screenshots below show, the full-size screen can display your betting options and outstanding wagers all in one location.
FanDuel Website Screenshots:
Indiana betting law has no specific restrictions regarding how customers may fund their accounts, so we can pick and choose from a standard offering of deposit methods.
Debit and Credit Card Deposits
FanDuel accepts Visa and Mastercard for instant deposits. Most issuing banks work with FanDuel, but a handful of banks still restrict all transactions related to online sports betting.
If your Visa or Mastercard deposit fails, you may want to look into the FanDuel prepaid card (see below) or try a bank transfer. Both alternatives are equally convenient and are processed instantly.
FanDuel Prepaid Card
FanDuel prepaid cards are free and can be used instantly upon signing up. After you register for a prepaid FanDuel card, you can fund it online instantly with Visa or Mastercard so there’s no wait. Meanwhile, a physical card attached to your FanDuel balance will be delivered via mail.
After you receive your physical card in the mail, you will also gain the ability to fund it via ACH transfer. Additionally, the FanDuel card can be used for cash withdrawals and purchases anywhere Discover is accepted.
If you’re not already familiar with PayPal, this is the largest e-wallet in the US and can be used for both deposits and withdrawals.
After signing up for a PayPal account, you can fund it with a credit card, debit card or bank transfer and then forward that money on to your FanDuel account.
When you’re ready to cash out your winnings, you can transfer money from FanDuel back to your PayPal account for withdrawal or to spend elsewhere. FanDuel is a convenient method for frequent bettors as it can be used to keep your bankroll segregated from your bank account and to move money quickly from one sportsbook to another.
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Transfer money directly from your bank account to your FanDuel account. All you need is a checking account, driver’s license and money to deposit.