Mobile betting officially goes live in Indiana today.
Rush Street Interactive was cleared for launch by the Indiana Gaming Commission last Wednesday while DraftKings received its own notice yesterday. Both sites were given an October 3rd start date and have confirmed they will launch later today.
Hoosier State residents 21 and older can visit BetRivers.com and/or DraftKings.com starting today to sign up for an account, make a deposit and place wagers. Visitors to Indiana are also welcome to bet online while within state lines.
We will be updating this post throughout the day as more information is known. Stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, you can visit the following websites to learn more and sign up for an account:
How to Bet Online in Indiana
If you’re in Indiana and are at least 21 years old, you can bet online from your iPhone or Android at BetRivers.com or DraftKings.com. Both sites will launch mobile betting apps, but we do not yet know if iOS and Android apps will be available from day one. In any case, visitors to each sportsbook’s .com will see instructions for getting started.
As required by state law, BetRivers and DraftKings will ask for certain key information when registering an account:
- Name and address
- Phone and e-mail address
- Last four of your social
Once you have an account, you’ll be able to log in from anywhere within state lines to make deposits, place wagers and cash out your winnings. Both betting sites operate in partnership with one local casino, but you do not need to visit the casino in person at any time to sign up or bet online – everything from signing up to cashing out your winnings can be done while mobile.
BetRivers Indiana Launch
BetRivers just barely beat DraftKings to the punch on Thursday to officially become the first legal mobile sportsbook in Indiana.
As a press release noted, BetRivers Online will offer all the same types of wagers and sports that can be found at its retail sportsbook at French Lick Casino. This means mobile bettors will be able to bet on pro games, college games with a full range of props, pre-game wagers and in-play bets.
Android, iOS and desktop users may all visit BetRivers.com to bet online. A native Android app can be downloaded straight from the BetRivers website while iOS and desktop users can place wagers online without downloading anything. Rush Street Interactive says a native iOS app is still under development.
DraftKings Indiana Launch
DraftKings made its debut in Indiana on Thursday as well with mobile apps ready to go for iOS and Android users alike. Mobile and desktop users can head straight to DraftKings.com to either bet online through the website or download the official mobile app.
If you already have a DraftKings Fantasy account, you can use that log in to bet on sports as well starting now. A single wallet serves both accounts but note that any funds deposited to your fantasy balance will need to be played through one time on fantasy contests before use in the sportsbook. Otherwise, you can deposit straight to your sports betting balance to get straight to the action.
Indiana Joins the Growing List of States with Mobile Betting
Today’s launch of BetRivers.com makes Indiana the seventh state to go live with mobile betting. Indiana joins Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Rhode Island on the growing list of states with fully operational betting sites.
Illinois, Tennessee, Washington DC and Oregon have also implemented legislation authorizing online betting but are waiting on regulators to get everything in place before issuing their first go-live authorizations.
Those ten states plus DC combine for a population of more than 61 million people who either already or soon will have access to legal online sports betting. For comparison’s sake, the UK has a population of about 66 million people and its much more mature online sports betting industry generated £2.5 billion (about $3 billion) in gross gambling yield (or hold) last year.
The full list of mobile operators licensed in Indiana includes:
- Crown IN Gaming (DraftKings): Launches today
- Rush Street Interactive (BetRivers): Launches today
- American Wagering Inc (William Hill): Awaiting authorization
- Betfair Interactive US (FanDuel): Awaiting authorization
- Caesars Interactive Entertainment: Awaiting authorization
- Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming (BetAmerica): Awaiting authorization
- Penn Sports Interactive (Hollywood Casino): Awaiting authorization